- Dec 22, 2018
- 2008 Triumph rocket 3 touring
Youre cool!#3. After getting my packages I took a detour to pick up some fresh dates and loaf of date bread and a date shake at the Imperial Date farm store.
As I was drinking my shake I noted that the pickup truck nearby had NY tags.
Not so uncommon as a lot of New Yorkers winter in Arizona but I thought I would say hello and see where they were from.
The gentleman replied Ticonderoga. Huh, say what?
Where are you from he asked?
I am from Ticonderoga too!
Do you mean Tioga? No, Ticonderoga NY.
Mind you, NY is a HUGE state and this town is really small and people don’t tend to stray too far.
Where do you live on Ti I ask.
Chilson he replies. Where did you live before you left? Chilson.
Where on Chilson? The Putts Pond Road.
That is 10 miles from my fathers house and you pass it every day.
What is your dads name? Jim Hebert.
I used to party with him all the time when we were young and we have coffee together at McDonalds.
What a small world it is sometimes!
This date farm is WAY off the beaten path and he had never been before.
If I hadn’t said hello he would have driven off and we would never know how close we were to crossing paths.
If my phone had worked I probably would have gotten the dates tomorrow when I went back to get the boxes.