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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Flying while winning

same names
I won this month. I won a lot. First I won the Savannah Yoga Center June check in. The prize for that was the mat that I had been stalking for a few months. I also won some essential oils, the very oils that I was running out of. Then I won more oils in another challenge.

However the best prize was meeting another same name. Yes, I finally met another Doretha. I have about 30 of them as Facebook friends but I had never ever in my life met one. I have spoken to one on the phone, but I finally met one! The meeting was not planned. It probably should have been, but it wasn't. It was probably sweeter because it wasn't. It was certainly more of a surprise. And I like surprises most of the time.

I was up, dressed and headed to yoga when she called. And of course meeting a same name took precedence. So I changed clothes and off I went. We met at Denny's because I love the pancakes there and I cannot make pancakes in spite of my many attempts. Funny, I have made beautiful airy soufflés, but never one decent pancake.

Anyway, it turns out that we have a lot in common. We are both Army veterans. We both lived in Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland. We both have knee issues. We were both driving Jeeps (hers was a rental). We both want to feed hungry children. She has an organization that does that and I tried to pay off student lunch accounts.

We could have talked all day but she had a flight to catch. So we are planning a Doretha convention. Because that is the logical next step, right? It will be in the DC area because that is where she lives now and there is so much to do and eat there.

I'm excited. Growing up I never met anyone with my name. Now I have many opportunities. Isn't that what life is all about?