Monday, August 9

67 Not Out Readers Coincidences - 1

A couple of coincidence stories today from 67 Not Out readers. The first is from Bryne Hart who has neatly set out an impressive set of coincidence between him and his wife:

carrick knotI’ve been married to a wonderful woman for nearly 28 years. During our dating and marriage we’ve discovered the following:

(a) Both mothers were nurses

(b) Both fathers served in a branch of the US Navy (though not the same)

(c) Both fathers retired at equivalent ranks

(d) Both had grandparents in the funeral business in NY

(e) Both parents and grandparents grew up in NY (father’s poor, mother’s middle class). We met in Virginia.

(f) Both are the 4th born children:
Wife: Girl, Boy, Girl, Girl, Girl
Me: Boy, Girl, Boy, Boy, Boy, Girl

Here are the clinchers:

1. Both sets of parents were married on the SAME day (day, month and year)

2. We were both baptized in local parish churches called "Star of the Sea Church" (me in Boston, MA, her in Yokosuka, Japan) in 1960.

- Bryne Hart

Now we move on to Steve's story. This isn't such a happy tale but, unfortunately, not all coincidences are necessarily good. This is what he writes:

photo camera"This picture is no longer around:

At 13, my parents sponsored a luncheon to celebrate my Bar Mitzvah. In a photograph of one of the guest tables, my parents posed with four couples.

Within the next eight years each couple, including my parents, lost a child: one to cancer, one to a car accident, one to a home accident, one was stabbed in a fight and one kidnapped and murdered.

Looking at the photo was always very eerie and I think a family member threw it away."

- Steve

My thanks to Bryne and Steve. If you have a coincidence to tell, suitable for publication, please send this to me using the Contact link at the head of this blog - Thanks, Mike.

Further Reading:
Kristine's Coincidence Stories - Part 1
Photo Taken Of Father Showed His Missing Daughter
Married Couple In Same Photo As Children

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  1. didnt like the second one so much but the first shows some real meaningful coincidences

  2. Terrific stories. The second one is sad, but as you note, not all synchros are happy ones. But both stories show that underlying order from which synchronicity springs.

  3. The second one was beyond sad. I wonder what the reason was for the picture in the whole scope of things? One last shot of happy people before their lives changed? There was some reason that particular shot was taken.