Serendipity and a Blast from the Past

February 8, 2016. Serendipity and a Blast from the Past. What goes around comes around, and blasts from the past may arise to awaken memories or to bring new connections to things present. Presently my niece Esther is married to Mike Lessard and that happy couple has two kids. This is my present. While looking through my stuff—cleaning up of course, an ongoing task when one scours through the detritus of the past while searching for one’s future—I found a receipt from a trip to Chatham on August 17, 1992. I stopped for a late lunch at 1:32 p.m. at Mike’s Place and was served a haddock dinner by none other than Tammy Lessard. I don’t know what the connection is between Mike and Tammy and Mike Lessard, but the concatenation of names between diner and waitress and my niece’s husband was curious. I’m guessing it was the result of the recent activity of the “infinite improbability drive” in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy that I read recently. If you know any other reason for the connection, please let me know, even if you think it was mere serendipity. J

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