Saturday, November 10, 2012

Is Your Sister's Name Still Mud?

Last night Ben and I had dinner in a restaurant in Sydney.  We have spent quite a bit of time this week with another couple on this tour, the Smith’s.   Last night at dinner David Smith mentioned he grew up in Idaho Falls.  This is how the conversation went:

Julie: I went to elementary school until the third grade in Idaho Falls.
Dave:  Really?  Which school?
Julie:  I don't remember.  It was too long ago.  But, (trying to be helpful,) our family lived on Clair View Lane.

Both Dave and his wife jumped.  Everyone at our table noticed and all began listening.

Dave: My father built our home on Clair View Lane in 1956.  What was your maiden name?
Julie: Cannon.
Dave: (shocked), You were our neighbors!

I had to think past 5 decades.  My neighbors?  Who were my neighbors?  We moved away in 1961.  Then I remembered.  Our neighbors were the Smith’s!

Julie: You have a sister named Barbara!
Dave: Is your sister’s name still Mud?

Poor Mary.  She was always the last one to come when Mom called.

Update:  David's mother just emailed me this photo:  
Julie Cannon, David Smith, Mary Cannon and Cynthia Smith, having fun with vines 1958.
Another Update:  Turns out I know and have had dinner several times with Cynthia.  We just never had the "Clair View Lane" conversation.


  1. How CRAZY is that!! Such a small world!

  2. Even crazier than that, Julie, I had dinner with you twice and never realized our connection. Think Bayton reunion.

  3. AWESOME post!! Love how small world can be!


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