About a year and a half ago, I was on facebook checking out their statistics, though I generally don't put a lot of stock in what results are given. According to facebook, my husband Roland and I are the most opposite of me and any of my facebook friends. I can believe that. According to facebook, my soul mate is Carolyn - who I had known less than a year. I've now known her for almost two. The more time I take to get to know her, the more it feels like we have in common. I guess facebook was right.
Not only that, but every time I added a family photo, facebook will automaticlly tag the pictures and actually get most of them right. But every time my mom is in the photo, facebook puts Carolyn's name on the photo instead of my mom's. I guess there is a resemblance. I do see more between my mom and Carolyn than I do between my mom and Peggy Bird. Peggy was our neighbor from across the street. I bet one was mistaken for the other at least once a week. None of their children saw it.
I know I have a face that often looks familiar to most people. Perhaps that is why people always used to talk to me on the bus; they thought they were talking to somebody else. I know for a fact that some doors were open to me on my mission because they thought I was somebody else. We would start our approach and they would look at us and then our name tags and finally figure out I wasn't who they thought I was. That was weird.
Carolyn said she thought my mom looked younger than her. I would have never guessed that Carolyn is as old as she is. She and my mom are two years apart. Carolyn is younger. I had mentioned that my mom had passed away in 2013. She was quite disappointed and said she wanted to meet mom.
"You will," I assured her. "But just let's hope you don't meet her soon."