Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A Phone Call

Here is something funny. Yesterday morning my brother called from his cell phone. He is in Myrtle Beach on vacation. After talking a few minutes, he tells me he is on the pier fishing.

"Is your husband's sister down here, by any chance?" he asks.

"Yes, she's there on vacation, too, but I don't know where."

"I thought that was her," he said. He went on to describe her and the boys. He hasn't seen my sister-in-law in about eight years.

"That's them," I said. "How far away from you are they?"

"About 20 feet," he said. "They're on the pier fishing, too."

"Take her the telephone and hand it to her and tell she has a call," I said. "See what she says."

In hardly a breath I heard my brother say, "Excuse me, I have a phone call for you."

"What?" I heard my sister-in-law, Jennifer, say. I was relieved it was actually her and not some stranger. "Who?"

"It's your sister-in-law," my brother said.

"What?" Jennifer said again, then, "Loren!" she exclaimed, which is my brother's name.

I was laughing so hard I could hardly answer when she took the phone. "I didn't recognize him," she said. I tried to stop laughing long enough to tell her everything was fine. My brother came back on the line and said goodbye; I suppose they chatted briefly then.

I thought it was hilarious. And it was so good to laugh that hard.


  1. Now, that's funny! I bet she was like, huh? You know it's weird though. Seems like every year I go to the beach, I see someone from this area. We must all migrate at the same time!

    On my blog you said you hadn't been to the beach in years. You won't believe the changes to the roads then. There's a Rt 31 that bypasses 17-bypass, a Rt 22 that helps access N. Myrtle Beach, then they are building a few other connectors from 31 to different sections of 17 (NMB, Murrels Inlet, etc). Then there are the major changes around Greensboro.

    I honestly thought I was lost coming home - they've changed stuff big time. Plus you no longer have to go through Ellerbee, NC (the podunk town with the cop at the stoplight). 220 = I73 and bypasses that now.

    There have been a lot of changes over the years.

  2. Hehehe, I would have paid cashed money to have been there to see the look on her face!

  3. I love that kind of stuff! I ran into my brother in Quebec. We didn't know each other would be there.

  4. wow - small world stuff - That is funny!

  5. I love it when stuff like that happens. It really makes the world feel a little smaller. Great story!!

  6. Small world! Just goes to show you that you never know who's around...better not mess around :-)

  7. Modern technology...And good face memory...

  8. A very funny story. And I love your brother's name.


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