Saturday, September 24, 2011

mixed blood with a new friend

Facebook has connected people, you know that how story goes, people that you hadn't seen or heard from in decades.  Sometimes that's a good thing, sometimes not so good.  Jerry recently connected with a woman from his home town who had been the sister of his best friend when he was growing up.  Laura is her name, she lives in Texas now, and he hadn't seen her since she was five years old and he wasn't much older than that.

Anyway, they began chatting over the months and that all went well, and she was making a trip to Minnesota to pick up a dog, so she and Jerry got together, not at all sure what to expect from each other in person.  She arrived at the airport Thursday at about the same time we were arriving back from Las Vegas, and I have to say, it was a great connection, a Facebook success.

She's an artist, so she wanted to visit a couple of the museums here, and we took her to a couple of plays, and the two day visit went fast.  And I need to tell you this:  If you are anywhere in the Twin Cities area, you should try to get over to Mixed Blood Theater for their current production of a new play, Neighbors.  It's a show that makes you re-examine your feelings about racism -- is an excellent play.  It's one of those plays that leaves the audience feeling stunned, but in a good way.

... anyway, Laura is picking up her new puppy and flying home with it.... and we hope she comes back sometime.

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