More Surreal Life
You've probably already seen
Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann's self-immolation on YouTube
. You might have heard that her Democratic opponent
, Elwynn Tinklenberg, has raised $620,000 in the past day due to the publicity. (I sent the guy $10.) You probably did not know that I met my wife, who was born and raised in Minnesota, when I lived in the Twin Cities.
Tonight I got a phone call from my mother-in-law. It seems that Tinklenberg is originally from her (really friggin') small "real America" hometown of Milaca, MN and her good friend, the woman who introduced her to her future husband in 1967, is sisters with Tinklenberg's sister-in-law. (Did ya' follow that? Golly, you're good.)
Me, wife, mother-in-law, friend, sister, Tinklenberg - 5 degrees.
(Small towns have lots in common wherever you go)
UPDATE: Evidently this guy Tinklenberg helped my wife's grandmother's best friend (did ya' follow that) straighten out a big mess with the Veterans Administration. (Nice finish to the story, dontcha' know.) Good guy. As I said, small towns have lots in common.