|Suzanne and Joan of New Jersey|
"Ron? Is that you Ron Tipton? I can't believe it! It's Ron Tipton!"
That was the question and statement that I had thrown at me last night at the hotel as these two lady guests came back to the hotel after having dinner at a local Lewes eatery.
Some background information: this past summer I received an e-mail from the above mentioned Suzanne (the blonde lady in the leather jacket on the left). She was browsing the Internet looking for options to retire to Delaware and guess whose blog she came across? Right! Le mein! Moi!
She wrote me that she and her longtime partner Joan (together over thirty years) were seriously considering moving from their log cabin in the woods of Wayne, New Jersey to the tax and gay friendly coastal shores of southern Delaware. I said I would be glad to offer her advice.
We've exchanged a few e-mails since that initial contact and I've given her advice, mainly to move to Milton, Delaware. In Milton one isn't too far away from the action in Rehoboth Beach and Lewes but out of the summertime traffic headaches.
The past month or so I didn't hear anything from Suzanne. Then last night, viola! Karma! Who would've thunk? Of all the gin joints in all of the towns of all the world she walks into mine - oh wait! That's what Rick (Humphrey Bogart said in "Casablanca") - in the Lewes/Rehoboth Beach area of Delaware whose hotel do they choose? MINE!
"This must be karma!" Suzanne said.
Well, we had a nice little chat. Right now they're in Milton meeting with their realtor to work out the details to buying a house in one of the several new developments in Milton. Suzanne said she would call after they're done and stop over the house to meet Bill.
Again, I am reminded of how powerful the Internet is and specifically my blog. Also coming down this week for a week long visit is my new found friend Pat from Toronto, Canada. We became friends when he discovered my blog one night while browsing through the Internet.
|Me and my buddy Pat - August 2013 (before my kidney stone attack)|
Just a few weeks ago an old friend of my friend Bob McC. visited from San Diego. He and my friend Bob McC. were an item some thirty years ago. He didn't know if Bob was still alive but discovered that Bob was still with us, albeit in an assisted care facility. I was able to facilitate a poignant reunion.
|Me and Bob's friend Thom - October 2013|
Have a great day!
This just in! Bill and I took a ride to Milton to see the development our new friends Suzanne and Joan are considering moving to. Guess what, we just ran into them again. Suzanne asked "Are you following me?" I told her "No, I'm stalking you!"
She said if she runs into me randomly again like this again "I'm going to start to worry!"
It's all good folks. Yet another happy LGBT couple moving to the tax and gay friendly shores of southern Delaware. We're all inclusive here in Delaware folks.
|Joan, Kathy (real estate agent) and Suzanne at Heritage Village in Milton, DE today|