Who Needs Six Degrees?

This is Kevin Bacon saying, "That's amazing, Phil!"

You like “small world” scenarios? This one’s a doozy! Allow me to set the stage. I am renting a room from Rozanne, a woman in Encinitas, California. I live here with Rozanne and her son, Chris, who’s a decade younger than I am. It’s a wonderful situation and we all get along beautifully.

Occasionally, Rozanne will rent the smaller bedroom out to someone else for a short stay. That’s how I met Lana today. She lives in Denver but is staying at Rozanne’s for a few days. As I was going out the door, Rozanne introduced us and mentioned I was from Minnesota. Lana said, “Oh, I’m originally from Minnesota too.” When I asked where in Minnesota, she said she had grown up in White Bear Lake. “Are you kidding?” I said. “I grew up in White Bear Lake too!”

If that weren’t a big enough coincidence—the fact that two people from White Bear Lake, Minnesota are the only two renters in a house two thousand miles away in Encinitas, California—I called Kerri, my old next-door neighbor and one of my bestest friends who still lives in the White Bear area. I asked Kerri if she knew anyone by Lana’s last name. Hello! It turns out that Kerri’s husband’s aunt and uncle, who also happen to be his godparents, are Fran and Roger, who are also Lana’s aunt and uncle.

Kevin Bacon would be proud!

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4 Responses to “Who Needs Six Degrees?”

  1. Serena Says:

    It’s a small world indeed. :)

  2. Phil Bolsta Says:

    Yes, Serena, especially considering that I happened to move across the country to within a short drive from you!

  3. Serena Says:

    Hopefully the car purchase will come through soon so I may make the hour drive up to Encinitas. :)

  4. Phil Bolsta Says:

    I’ll keep my fingers crossed, Serena!

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