Thursday, July 29

67 Not Out Readers Coincidences

Here are a few readers' coincidences. The first three are from comments on my Squidoo lens 10 Strange Coincidence Examples where I have listed ten coincidences taken from this blog.

From Kajohu:

My biggest coincidence is from about 20 years ago. My name is Karen and I live in Michigan (USA), and I met another Karen who lived about a block away from us.

We got to talking, and over a few weeks time we realized that we had both lived in the same house while growing up in Minnesota (about 600 miles away).

Her family lived there before our family did.

Not sure that it really meant anything, but it was very interesting!

From Whitemoss:

We were walking on the hills in the Lakes, where we live, and talking about a friend who we had done the walk with a couple of years ago. When we got back that day, we got a message to say that he had died. He was only in his 40s, seemingly very fit.

We both felt that his spirit must have visited us on that walk - we are not normally fanciful people.

From RinchenChodron:

I like the Spike Milligan story. I did have a coincidence while visiting a church graveyard in Isle of Man - my camera would not work when trying to photograph a Celtic Cross - but later in the room it worked just fine.

The next coincidence was e-mailed to me by Deisy. Thank you Deisy.
Hi Mike!

I just found your blog and thought I'd share a funny story with you.

I was born in a small ranch in Mexico and was to be named Ana but My godmother decided Deisy suited better and my mom agreed.

Eventually we moved to the US and at age 7 I found out Daisy was English for Margarita which happens to be my mom's name.

In High school I met and eventually married Jesse. In Spanish his name is Jesus, which is my dad's name.

Here you have Margarita and Jesus and now Deisy and Jesse.

As if that's not enough I should also add that my parents marriage was not the best and neither was ours, Jesse and I separated and now my parents are too.

Just thought I'd share it with you as I had not met anyone before who payed as much attention to small things as I have.

Congrats on a great blog.

If you have a coincidence to tell please email it to me. I will publish the best and will include a link as well to your site if you wish. Thanks, Mike.

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  2. Interesting stories, Mike, expecially the first one from Karen.

  3. I love stories like these.

  4. I "stumbled" on your site using stumbleupon and looked around for about an hour, and really started noticing more, I had 3 "coincidence's". First I had just got done reading about your wife finding coins and I had my 2 year old sitting in my lap and she got down between my legs and was playing and then handed me a penny, secondly I was thinking about a friend named Brad and just glanced at a magnet on the fridge that said something about Braddock that I've never noticed before, and thirdly my 2yr old wanted to watch Tom and Jerry the cat and mouse but i had in a dvd of old old cartoons like popeye and betty boop and the first cartoon on it was actually called tom and jerry but it was animated guys not cat&mouse but still wierd. Great Site