Sometimes I can't believe what a small world we live in.
About a week ago, Murray and I visited a specialist in Cranbrook, a very nice doctor whose wife is also a nurse and receptionist. She was ever so friendly and offered us juice and cookies (in a doctor's office, wow!! wish more doctors were like that). We started talking to her, and she told us she is from Nova Scotia. Since Mur's fore-bearers from his mother's side are all from Nova Scotia, he decided to bring some newspaper clippings and a family tree book with him on his next visit, which happened yesterday.
Can you imagine the surprise we got when the good doctor's wife gave out an excited scream, ran towards Mur to give him a huge hug and informed him that they are related? Yes, the are distant cousins, and she even met Murray's grandmother many years ago, the same one who gave him the very family book he brought with him! In fact the doctor's wife name could be found in it as well, one page apart from Murray's own. She was so excited that she ran into her husband's office, screaming "Guess what, Mr. Burns and I are blood relatives, we're cousins!!" What a coincidence, and what a small world... who says Canada is huge?