A Convoluted Story

Gayle, Kitty, Lynn, Chuck, Greg, Bob and Steve
 A short time ago, I got an email from a guy named Chuck Snyder.  It started "You don't know me...".  It seems that Chuck is a friend of our friends, Bob and Kitty Bennett, of Equinox. Chuck follows the Equinox blog and on it found a link to here.  Upon reading our blog, he discovered that Steve was from Minnesota.  Not just Minnesota, but Arlington Minnesota.  Chuck is from Minnesota. Chuck has 7 brothers. One of Chuck's brothers, Marv, is married to Sheila Nieland from Arlington.  It turns out that Steve was in the same class as Sheila's sister and has known her family forever.  Chuck is a sailor and is the dock master at Pasadena Marina here in St Pete.  Chuck's other brother, Greg, and his wife Gayle, are also cruising sailors on Yoohoo, and we've been following their blog, Late Coffee Early Cocktails, for a long time through another link on Equinox. We saw their boat for the first time this fall as we were leaving Oriental and heading south. What does all this mean?  Just that last week we were all in the same place at the same time and we got the chance to meet all these great people for a long lunch and put faces to names, swap stories and laugh alot. As Chuck ended his first email "It's a small world".


Anonymous said...

It was so nice to meet you, and I had a great time at lunch. I hope you have a great time in the Bahamas and points beyond!


Anonymous said...

Hmmm, it seems to me that the only person in this story without a boat is my brother Marv. Guess we'll have to work on that.


landslave said...

As you said, Steve: You better be honest as cruising sailor because there is literally NOWHERE to hide!