Today, I’m taking a blog break to share a splash of serendipity with you!
I was visiting Beth in DC last weekend, and my best friend Deb went to the Wine Room in Marblehead (Ohio) with another friend, Alley. All of us had lived in Tiffin, a small NW Ohio town. Deb was the kindergarten teacher for my son Ben and Alley’s daughter Regina. Ben and Regina were the stars of the kindergarten play that year. Deb recognized Regina’s singing talent and today, Regina has a booming career as a professional singer (www.reginasayles.com).
Regina's mom, Alley, is good friends with Lisa, who owns Mutach’s Market and Wine Room in Marblehead. After talking at the Wine Room, Lisa’s fiancé, Tim, mentioned growing up in Lorain. John and I grew up in Lorain, so Deb asked him if he knew the Kolbe’s.
Tim and John were best friends in 6th grade at St. Stanislaus School when they were growing up in Lorain.
Tim’s awesome bakery, Kiedrowski’s, made the cupcakes for my daughter Maria’s wedding, and we enjoyed more of his cupcakes at Beth’s wedding shower last summer.
Small world. Sweet story, right?
But wait, there’s more! Deb mentions my new book coming out, and my April book events in Ohio. Tim says that he’d like to have a book event at the Wine Room during that time. I talk to Tim on the phone the next day about possible dates, and he’s excited about helping with publicity for it. I connect with Lisa the next day, and she is just as lovely as Tim. So, in two weeks, on Thursday, April 18 at 7 pm, I will be at Mutach’s Wine Room in Marblehead with John to talk about my new book—but the real entertainment will be Tim and John sharing their childhood antics!
Yay for serendipity!
4/4/2019 10:05:35 am
How cool is that! And how nice of Timmy K. So glad you will all get a chance to visit. Looking forward to the Westlake book signing too! This is all so exciting!
4/4/2019 08:28:05 pm
Thanks, Mary! We're excited, too. Can't wait to see you and John on the 17th!
4/5/2019 01:04:36 am
Life is full of wonderful surprises.
4/5/2019 07:45:54 pm
Yes, it really is! Hope to see you in Ohio!
4/5/2019 07:47:34 pm
You're right, Amy! I'm looking forward to the book events!
4/5/2019 05:04:39 pm
That's super cool, Cindy!
4/5/2019 07:49:12 pm
Thanks, Jason! It's fun when things work out.
6/27/2019 07:01:06 pm
The wedding photos are exquisite!!! Such joy in everyone’s faces! Thanks for sharing!
6/29/2019 01:23:12 pm
You're welcome, Rachel! It really was a gorgeous wedding. I'm looking forward to getting the rest of the wedding photos soon! ❤
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