As I've mentioned before, several years ago, after much searching I found one of my best friends from third grade in Winnemucca via the internet. Jaci and I talk often on Facebook and she, her husband and brother even came from Portland for our last Hillbilly Gatherin'. I just love that I found my old friend.
A few weeks ago, a nice southern young man from Missouri sent me a message via Facebook. He wanted to restore a truck to look like an Idaho Fish and Game truck in honor of dad and Conley. We've talked via mail almost every day since and I feel like he's an old friend. He did however, call me ma'm. I asked him not to do that, it made me feel old. He told me that being a southern gentleman, that would be difficult, but so far, Kev has done pretty well with it. He's a cop and was featured on COPS a few years ago. I love COPS!
I discovered that we had some eerie similarities. He's from Missouri, dad's family was from Missouri. He has 2 sons - Jake and Adam. The truck he's restoring is an old Dodge Ram Power Wagon - that was the first truck I drove as a teenager that dad had bought new. Remember, I put 700 miles on it in one weekend when mom and dad had gone to Boise? And, it's tan - ours was tan. He and his wife and kids love the Denver Broncos, and they love the BSU Broncos. But this was just too much - I just found out tonight that he eats the hot dogs off those rolley things in convenience stores. Is that creepy or WHAT?
He loves Rush Limbaugh and I love Rush Limbaugh~! Just kidding, I hate Rush Limbaugh.
Kev, I'm so glad we've connected. I love finding new friends and I think we'll be friends forever.
Then, I had a comment on my post about putting the house on the market from Victoria. She and I are obviously kindred spirits as well. She's hilarious and we've had some good conversations. She's looking to buy a house in either Eagle or Hidden Springs and wanted some information about the area and our house. I told her that she'll be my best friend if they buy our house and that she could come and ride horses when we get them.
I just find it so fascinating that I've met two wonderful people in just a few short weeks. How cool is that? However, if I find out that Victoria has 2 sons, named Jake and Adam, I'm going to pack my bags, climb onto the roof, and sit there waiting for 12/21/12. I wonder how many sweatshirts I should pack...