Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends in the United States!
Anyway, as we chatted with Jeff, we also started talking to the guy sitting next to us at the bar. We asked where he was from--New Orleans but he is a doctor who comes out every month to work in a local hospital. He asked where Mark was from. When Mark said southern Minnesota (and mentioned that is why we were visiting with Jeff), he said that his mother's family came from southern Minnesota as well, but from such a tiny town that no one has ever heard of it, and that it's not even on the map. Mark said he was familiar with the names of all the towns in southern Minnesota, so which one was it? When he said "Butterfield," both of us nearly fell off our barstools! Seriously. What is the chance you meet someone from out of town whose family came from where you yourself grew up??
And for the record--Butterfield is on the map. :)
I went to another performance of Guys and Dolls last Saturday, which was closing night. This time I brought flowers, as is performance etiquette. I think Charlotte liked them. However, when her uncle and nephew walked in and I saw their "bouquet," I knew theirs was going to be way more popular with Charlotte. Isn't that a cute idea?
We were all treated to the most delicious catered dinner (nearly 500 people were there for the event).