Day 346: Evern

17 Mar

I met Evern about 24 years ago.  At that time I was a  student in her husband’s accounting class.  He had taken an interest in me and my husband and had introduced us to his wife.  I thought it was nice that he cared about us enough to do that.

A few years later, I was a new mom of a baby girl.   Since Evern had red hair, and my daughter also had red hair, there seemed to be a bond between us right away… and that felt really great.

We moved away to Portland for a few years and didn’t see Evern or her husband… but when we came back to Ashland, it was as if we had never left.  They were as welcoming to us as always.

For a short time, many years later, Evern worked with me.  She thought that she might like working in a kitchen and decided she could handle working as an early morning baker.  Soon after she began, she realized that the recipe book that we were using was not up-to-date.  Many of those recipes needed an adjustment or two to make them work.  As we had all been working with them as is, we didn’t think much of it, but it was Evern who made a point of taking home the book and typing it up with the necessary corrections so that a new baker would know what to do!

And I think that this is the best part of our history… Evern found out a few years ago that our ancestors worked together!  My ancestor, Samuel F. B. Morse…  was the inventor of the telegraph… and her ancestor was the man who figured out how to make it possible for the messages to be transmitted via cable.  How amazing is that?

For all of the lessons that she has taught me, and for the friendship that she has afforded me, I brought Evern an Asparagus and Mushroom Quiche today.  She is a wonderful lady… and I am delighted to call her my friend.

One Response to “Day 346: Evern”

  1. Connie March 18, 2012 at 8:28 AM #

    What a small world it is! Very cool story…

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