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Six Degrees

by barbara waters

of separation . . .

I always find it interesting that when I tell people I live in Alaska one of the questions I’m asked most often starts out with “I have a friend who lives there (Alaska) . . . do you know him/her?” But more amazing is when I can answer that I DO know that person, or know someone who knows that person.

For such a big state as Alaska is . . . it is an amazingly small community of people.

Recently on ravelry another person and I were making small talk and I discovered she was coming to Alaska to work on a church fundraiser event. I know the church group and know several of the women involved in the event, so I popped off with the first person I could think of. And, sure enough . . . the raveler knows the person I know. They work together on this event every year!

Go figure.

Go smile. Go shopping, barbara . . . yup, that’s what I’ll do. I will go to that event and hopefully meet my new online ravelry friend. ;) I imagine we’ll recognize each other by our knitted accessories.

Hey if you want a giggle, go and check out the November 10th Herman cartoon. It is making the rounds through the ravelry boards today . . . and made me laugh when I saw it.

Let me close tonight with a tribute to Veteran’s Day.

This was taken at our small July 4th parade two years ago. The men carrying the flags served in WWII, Korea, and VietNam. They march in the memory of those who served with them and those who have served since them. I salute the flag with my hand over my heart. I honor their service and the service of my father and each of his brothers. I honor the service of the men and women whom you love who are serving today to protect my freedom - the freedom that allows me to write here.

THANK YOU! God bless you each one!


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    [...] of 6 Degrees by barbara waters So a bit ago I wrote about the 6 degrees of separation thing going on with me and a fellow knitter from ravelry. [...]

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