Nate had a huge surprise at the market yesterday in Santa Monica and it was a fun one!
29 years ago we had an exchange student for several weeks from Switzerland. Silvia came thru a program where students came during the summer and spent both time with a family and with their group. Nate was still a little kid so Silvia played and read to him and his brothers.
We lost Silvia for probably 20 years but a couple of years ago she found us on facebook. Now she is back flying for Lufthansa and got to work a flight into L.A. this week with yesterday off.
We (Nate’s parents) picked up Silvia and drove straight to the Santa Monica farmer’s market where Nate was working. He was busy so didn’t notice us right away. Silvia worked her way to the front where Nate was helping a customer. He looked at her and said he’d be right with her, and then it dawned on him that this was Silvia. What a huge smile! Lots of hugs all around!
After the market we did get together for dinner with Nate and caught up with old friendships.