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Friday, November 23, 2007

Thanksgiving Oddity

On Thanksgiving, Krissy and I went up to Cressaya's house to meet her boyfriend, cousin and aunt. Well actually we were invited up there for Thanksgiving dinner but ended up meeting the so named people. The lovely meal consisted of loaf, mashed potatoes, yam casserole, rolls, salad, very good cranberry sauce, and a relish tray. This is the first Thanksgiving that I have spent away from home and also the first that I haven't had turkey. Even though there was not any turkey, they meal was fantastic and in Thanksgiving tradition, pie was eaten with the evening leftovers/snack. Thanksgiving meal is not, however, why this blog is named an oddity.

Cressaya's cousin Ben and his mom were spending Thanksgiving with Cressaya's family. Ben is at Walla Walla and I'm not sure what year or major he is but I know he likes video editing and has taken a video editing class. He and I seemed to hit it off right away because he is a fun loving person. After the meal we stated talking about my volunteering at the Conference office and the new stuff I'm learning from Gary. While we were talking Jerry (Cressaya's dad) called us over to dry dishes. This is where the oddity of Thanksgiving began.

Over drying dishes, Ben and I began to talk about getting picked on and towel snapping and all such manner of guy things. Some where along the line I mentioned by brother Ben and how he always picked on me and my freshman year in Academy I seemed to end up wrestling Seniors. Ben (not my brother) gave me a quizzical look during that story but didn't say anything. We continued to swap stories and some where along the line it came out that I was a goalie for floor hockey. Once again I got a very quizzical look from him. To make a long story as short as I can, here are the freaky things that make up this oddity:

His brother's name is Jeremy
He is 22 years old and graduated High School in 2003
His brother (Jeremy) is 2 years 10 months and 1 day older than him
My brother (Ben) is 2 years 10 months and 10 days older than me
Our brothers (Ben and Jeremy) graduated High School in 2000
He was born April 1985 and his brother June 1982
I was born March 1985 and MY brother May 1982
We both play goalie in floor hockey and are roughly the same height and build
Though he is a little skinnier than me

So if those weren't enough freakishly similar things, here is one more: his brother Jeremy is married to Heather. I know, you're wondering "Why is this weird?". Ben and his older brother Jeremy have brown hair. Heather has red hair, which is the exact opposite of what MY brother and I are. I am more red haired than my brother but both of us married brunets! Ben (not my brother) said to heck with it all and call each other family. If I didn't know better I would say Ben and his brother Jeremy are a copy of me and my brother in a different dimension.

Oh, and one last thing- the only person he knows from North Dakota, Nathan W, is someone I know and went to school with and performed gymnastics with. *Maestro, queue^ It's a Small World*

Thanks Joe for the correction. I was lost when trying to figure out that spelling.


Blogger Terri said...

That is way amazing! Isn't God awesome the way He brings people together?

11/24/2007 7:00 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

That is very, very weird and very, very fun. Way too many connections. What about sisters? Does he have any sisters?

I'm glad you had a good Thanksgiving. Even if it wasn't at home, it was awfully close.

I love you!

11/27/2007 10:07 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Another oddity--his brother Jeremy is married to a Heather. Your brother Ben is married to an Ashley, but her sister's name is Heather.

12/05/2007 10:06 AM  

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