Just a personal story to share….
I teach classes online to national organizations. I’m always interested to speak to people from other areas, and I’m good at hearing accents (especially being from North Carolina).
So when I was talking to an organization in Wyoming, I knew this woman was from North Carolina, and more specifically, the Piedmont area.
When the training was over I had to ask…. “Are you originally from Wyoming?”
“No, I’m from North Carolina” Nailed it! “from Greenville, actually from a small town called Kinston”
My immediate response… “oh yes, I know Kinston. My whole family is from that area, am related to the Kilpatricks and Mewborns and Webbs”
Small gasp. “My aunt married a Webb”
And so it was that on a random training last week, me in Oregon and a woman in Wyoming, we realized that we were related. Not directly, her aunt married a Webb. But I have her aunt & the Webb uncle in my database.
It’s a small small world.