Once there, they helped the grandparents on the farm and attended a barbecue in a friend's backyard. My son said there was a young German man about his age at the barbecue and someone had told him the man had learned Norwegian in about a month. Intrigued, as my son said he did lots of smiling while people were talking all around him and he understood none of it, he started talking to Adam.
Adam mentioned he had been in the U.S. a few years ago, New York to be exact. My son exclaimed that was where he was from! "Yes", he said, "I went to Long Island."
"Wow," my son remarked, "That is where I am from!"
"I was on a cultural exchange choir program through my church. I stayed in the town of (our home town here)."
"What?? That's where I live!," my son responded, "Who did you stay with?"
Adam said the name of the family. "Hey, that's my babysitter! She watched me when I was little and my Mom was working!" When my son told me the story he said,"Mom, what are the chances of my being on a tiny island in a fjord in Norway at a backyard barbecue and I meet someone who knows my babysitter??" He was amazed.
"It's a small world, son!" :0)
Speaking of it's a a small world...blogging makes the world smaller and lovelier, don't you think? My dear friend Oliver Rain sent me this gorgeous tea towel! It really goes with my kitchen and I have it hanging on the stove...
See the close up of the embroidery...
Then she added some Canadian berry tea, something I have never had before, and it is delicious! She is just the sweetest person and I am glad to call her friend.
Lastly, Cori from Gingerbread Crumbs gave me this award...thank you, Cori! I am passing it on to all of you! Please pick it up! All of you make the world a smaller, brighter, more wonderful place just by knowing you and sharing your comments! Have the greatest day!