A tale of serendipity

By Taylor McClure, Special to The Record

It’s very rare to come across stories like this one, but sometimes the unexpected happens when you believe in a little something called fate. Recently Linda Grenon, a resident of Ayer’s Cliff, happened upon her mother’s vase at the Ressourcerie des Frontières in Coaticook on Sunday after having passed it on to a friend years ago. After years of longing for the keepsake, something that she has always cherished, they were finally reunited. “I just had to be at the right place at the right time to bring it home with me,” Linda said. Linda had given her mother’s vase to a friend of hers and when that friend passed away, she was thinking of asking for it back from her family. “I gave it to a dear friend of mine to remember my mother by because they were close. My friend had the vase sitting in the windowsill even after she passed away. When she and her husband both died I was thinking of asking for it back but I let it be.” Years passed by and while she never forgot about the vase, it wasn’t something she was keeping her eye out for. That’s when the unexpected happened.
“I was walking home from the brunch at Beulah United Church when my friend Carol called me up and asked if I wanted to go to the Ressourcerie in Coaticook,” Linda said, “We like to visit once in a while and when I have a chance I go.” See full story in the Friday, Nov. 22 edition of The Record.

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