Did I ever tell you I was immortal?
Once long ago (I can’t remember when) I was with someone who was looking through the 1974 Concordia yearbook and someone (I can’t remember who) said, “Lauren! It’s you!”
Lo and behold, there I was.
Well, Bernita Thaete was there, and sure enough, she looked just like me. It was enough of a coincidence that somehow…… (I don’t remember how)…. I came to be in possession of said yearbook. (Honestly, I don’t think I stole it from anyone, but I don’t know how come I still have it. Library sale? Let’s go with that.) It was fun to show people that I had gone to college in the early 70’s.
Anyway, fast forward to this past weekend where I was at a social event (stressful for hermit-like me) and I went to get my ‘salad*’ from the kitchen before Lloyd and I left. There was a nice lady who asked me my name.
Lauren: “I’m Lauren.”
Lady: “I’m Bernita.”
Lauren: “What?!?” (Struggle to remain calm.) “Um, did you go to Concordia??”
Well, sure enough – she did, and it was her. I told her the whole story. Her hair is shorter now and she is a wonderfully nice lady who didn’t try to edge away from my obvious craziness.
Thank you, Bernita. I’m glad we got to be the same person for a little while.
*Seriously, anything that involves Cool Whip, strawberries and a cup of sugar should be a dessert. A delicious, delicious dessert.