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My World - How many Brits?!
In this piccie half of us are British! In fact my local town had it's very own British Invasion, when our numbers were trebled this weekend! Ross and I knew we were going to be in town, but what we didn't expect was to literally bump into another visiting Brit in the park! Debbie was there with a local to see Ross and his band play, a band helper handed her a pin, she spoke and the helper said "hey we've got one of our own that talks like you over there"!Then I show up and hilarity ensues as we all swap notes, stories, email and laughter at the coincidence. Remember, I am not in some big city, this is seriously smalltown, off the tourist trail America and the chances are slim to nothing of this happening! We were making such a scene, that the local radio DJ who teases me mercilessly on air about my accent, wandered over thinking it was a family reunion!So above left to right we have: Pam, a local who coincidentally is the neice by marriage of one of my dearest friends here, and who I did not know before this meeting. Then Debbie (Brit) who met Pam on a cruise in the Bahama's 10 years ago and comes to visit every few years. Then Pam (again), who is the Okie that met and married my Brit friend. Then Ross (Brit) who lives in Okieland too and I met online in an Immigration community 5+ years ago. Then yours truly and the Hubster.There followed a fun evening listening to the band play excellent Blues with a Rock slant, as we visited and danced. Ross is a superb guitarist and plays gigs regularly around the OKC area, we loved getting to see him perform.The Okie spouses amongst us were also getting on famously and the Hubster and Pam took a 2-stepping turn around the floor.Pam & I also found much common ground and a firm friendship was formed. It turns out we have the opposing Thyroid auto-immune diseases in common, something we wish we didn't share, but a great conversation topic! The fun continued into Sunday, when Ross & Pam came to our home for Sunday lunch before heading home.So three Brits in an unlikely venue, and the second Brit friend I have who is married to an Okie named Pam - mine is a very Small My World this week!