Such a small world…there are no strangers here!
I was recently reminded of what a small world we live in and that there really are no strangers here, at least not on the Big Island. I got a call at my gallery from a man who had seen a story in our local newspaper about a woman from Brownsville, Texas who had written a book about growing up in a border town. His wife was ecstatic to read the article since she herself grew up in Brownsville and was surprised to learn someone from Brownsville was living in Hawaii. The lady, Jennifer, and her husband Shane and their daughter, “Fresa” came by to meet me at the gallery. It was a great re-union of fellow “former valley-ites ” with a photo-op and good memories shared between us. Thank you Jennifer and Shane for taking the time out of your busy holiday schedule to reconnect with our shared roots. Hope to hear from more Brownsville folks in the future if they are visiting the Big Island. Till next time.