I have been an honorary member of this family since birth. My mother was best friends with their mother/grandmother. But, as a young adult, I drifted apart from them after my mother's untimely passing in 1982, and for the next few decades my whereabouts remained a mystery to them. Until one day, 6 years ago, I received a phone call from Little Sister. Seems the family wanted my address to invite me to a 65th wedding anniversary celebration.
"I'll give you Karen's address, but I doubt she'll come. You see, she's up in Nova Scotia now."
"She is? Where?"
"On a little island off the coast of Cape Breton called Isle Madame."
You see, I needed to escape, so one day I opened up a map of Nova Scotia, closed my eyes, and pointed my finger. Where it landed is where I ended up! And, where the elder Flynn's grandfather emigrated to from Ireland back in the 1800's. Not only that, but they were on their way up the following week to continue their geneological research.
It is indeed a small world. After all those many years, we were reunited, and I have been embraced ever since by this wonderful family.
That's My World!