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Small World – Taroko Gorge version

June 8th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I’ll have more about our trip to Taroko Gorge later… but I’ve gotta let you know about this.

We hiked to the Baiyang Waterfall (in the rain – both ways) and while we were at the falls we spent a few minutes taking shelter (and a rest).

One other family was there. They noticed that my kids had “Nebraska” on their shirts and so asked (in perfect English) if we were from Nebraska. I said that I was and that my wife was from Missouri… St. Louis… and they say, “We live in St. Louis”.

Here’s a rough translation of the rest of the conversation…

Angie: I grew up in Creve Coeur.

Them: We live in Maryland Heights. (Which is the next suburb over from Creve Coeur!)

Angie: I lived there until I was 6. On Ameling Road. And I went to McKelvey Elementary.

Them: Our daughters go there!

Angie: My kindergarten teacher was Mrs. Lunt… is she still there?

Them: She is retired now… but she was Pennie’s kindergarten teacher!

Angie: NO WAY! I thought she was old 30 years ago!

Much laughter and picture taking ensued… turns out they are from Taiwan and moved to St. Louis about 17 years ago. Here’s a blurry pic of Pennie and Angie.

Pennie’s mom, Jenny, is the owner of Maryland Heights Florist so if you are in that area (and I know that some of you who read this are!) please stop by and tell her “HELLO” and that you know us too.

Tags: Family · General · Taiwan

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Suzanne // Nov 10, 2009 at 10:40 am

    What year did you have Mrs Lunt for kindergarten? I had her in 1972.