I mentioned Dr. Nathaniel Horne in my Ground-Breaking News post. I believe Nathaniel was a resident at UCDMC when I was treated there for necrotizing fasciitis in 1998. He performed a skin graft or two on my affected leg and we got along nicely…
Fast forward to 2003 and the Salisburys are on the north shore of Oahu for Emma’s 18th birthday. Emma wanted a surfing lesson, so we got her one in Haleiwa. The class paddled out and I sat on the beach photographing everyone. About an hour into the lesson, a young man with a hat and su glasses walked up and sat down behind me and to the right. He yelled “great ride, babe” to a young woman in Emma’s class. So, I said,” I’m taking photos, so if you would like, I can eMail them to you.” He was grateful and struck up a conversation.
After a few moments, we realized that we were old pals. I had a towel covering my grafted leg, so I pulled it off and Nathaniel showed me the graft he did. We had a grand time catching up and parted ways… I sent his photos off via eMail. Imagine our surprise when we bumped into he and his girlfriend, yet again, at the airport in Honolulu! We left for Sacramento and they were off for Connecticut.
Have you ever bumped into a friend, thousands of miles from home? Tell me about it.