Lost and Found - A Friend
It began simply enough. I received an email concerning a Find-a-Grave entry I had made. The email started off,
I think I have found an error in your listing for Dorothy Prinzing Nichol,
wife of Ralph Leon Scott.
It was the wrong Dorothy. Re-examination told me the fellow was right. This was a most understandable error, as the Dorothy I had entered was the next-door neighbor of Ralph! But she wasn’t his Dorothy. So I fixed it, then told him I’d agreed and had made the adjustments, and would he re-check and let me know if the changes were satisfactory.
Thank you. Are you from [the] Riverton [NJ] area or Clearfield County
He had asked on the basis of the geographic regions the deceased couple haled from. I said, no, I was from Erlton, NJ.
He responded with a modest expletive and said,
I lived…in Erlton. Moved to Baltimore in 1958.
Now I’m not stupid, but I can display surprising dullness at times. I thought to myself, “What a coincidence.” Then I thought, again, about his name. BOING! My mind suddenly returned to me. It was my old school chum I’d been searching for for years!
We’re busy reminiscing even as I am writing this. Isn’t it great when something like this happens?
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