8/31/09

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!

To join in the fun go to My World Tuesday

19 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a fun time! And coming from Texas, I have to admit that it's hard to see a small town in Oklahoma as being the site for a Brit gathering! That is so terrific! Looks as though everyone had a great time.!

Enjoy the week!

Sylvia

ewok1993 said...

I could just imagine all the laughing and talking and more laughing on that day. Who would have thought that in smalltown usa you'd find some of your homies.

Lovely post. It got me smiling.

Martha Z said...

Yes, it is a small world. Sounds like a good time was had by all.

Storyheart said...

There are many of us over here, in my little town in CT we have about 50
Barry

Sunny said...

I love it when I bump into a fellow Brit. I have been in the US for so long that I have lost my accent :( Once in a blue moon someone will pick up on something I say that gives me away!
It looks like you had a fun filled time.
Sunny :)

George said...

What a neat story. It's a great illustration of just how small our world is.

Pam said...

Wait a darn minute! I thought I was your first Okie Pam! How many Okie Pam's do you know??? LOL

Jill of All Trades said...

Oh what fun, what fun.

Sally in WA said...

Looks like everyone had fun. Sometimes you never know who'll you meet and in some of the unlikeliest places at that!

I really like the bandstand. Cool structure.

Snap said...

The world is really a small place! Thanks so much for sharing the fun with us! You all look so happy!

Kay said...

I am very happy for you, Sarah! I can easily see a fast friendship happening there! Terrific!
Cheerio!

Lew said...

Similar to visiting far away family that we don't get to see often. Good post and delightful reading!

Arija said...

What a great get-togethe~! Sounds like serious fun was had by all.

Babooshka said...

Blues with a rock slant and a Brit invasion sounds good to me. Wherever I go I always seem to come across a Brummie. Wonder what that DJ WOULD MAKE OF THAT ACCENT.

Reader Wil said...

There are Brits everywhere of course! And it's always to meet Brits outside and inside Britain. When I am in Australia I always meet two or three descendants of the UK. Lovely post!

Sherri said...

Sarah, sounds like a great time! I'm glad you got to see so many friends!

Daryl said...

Fabulous stuff, Sarah .. and I am looking at these pix of you and thinking how much you resemble Willow (http://willowmanor.blogspot.com/) not sure why I never noticed it before...

Pat said...

It sounds like y'all had a wonderful time visiting, laughing and dancing. What fun!

...mmm... said...

I VERy rarely bump into Brits, let alone have I ever met anyone who actually lived in inner London who now lives here. People jsut don;t leave Lonond if they grew up there adn yet everyone I know has indeed done just that--well, except none of them moved to the US and certainly not to CO!! LOL.

BTw, My mother has terrible thyroid issues, as do my nieces. It is awfu adn not too well known here.