By Layne Dalfen
My husband Andy has been working with the same company now for 23 years. Six months after he started working there he mentioned to his boss one day that his sister was going to marry R Dalfen (who is my cousin). The boss thought that was cool. It meant that now my sister-in-law would also be our cousin and our cousin would now also be our brother-in-law. 2 Segals marrying 2 Dalfens! Even that is amusing.
A few days later while lying in bed the boss's wife said to him, "Did you know Frank's daughter became engaged to R. Dalfen?" Making the connection, the boss replied, "If he's marrying Frank Segal's daughter....that means this fellow who works for me must be Frank's son!"
The following morning the boss called Andy into his office. He asked "Was Frank Segal your dad?" Andy explained how his biological dad had passed away when he was two years old and how a year later his mom married Frank Segal, who was his step-dad.
His boss said, "When I came to Montreal 35 years ago and was having trouble finding work, it was your father who gave me the chance and hired me."
Coincidence or synchronicity? For me? I don't believe in accidents. Everything comes full circle. It's just that some circles take 35 years to come around!