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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,

Mr. Summers,

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.

He said,

Thank you. Are you from [the] Riverton [NJ] area or Clearfield County
[PA] area?

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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lookatdesktop wrote on September 25, 2017, 2:47 PM

Your hard work paid off. Good thing to happen and glad to hear this good bit of news about you finding a long lost friend.

MegL wrote on September 25, 2017, 3:12 PM

That's fantastic. It's certainly a great coincidence. It's always good to connect with long lost friends.