The years have rolled on and the a couple of days ago, on a Facebook forum, a man posted a childhood photo of his wife and added her maiden name. I sent him a message and within a day or two, I had a reply from my long-lost friend! I was so delighted that there had eventually been a happy end to the mystery and pleased to know that she was still about and happy.
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As we sat there another family group passed by, on their way out of the complex - two or three children, Mum and probably grandma.
I looked and thought "I think I know that older lady", but was not quite sure and not wishing to upset anyone left it at that. But the thought lingered and when I was a little more certain, enough to make an approach, they had gone.
On our return to England my wife was booked to take a service at one of our local Methodist Churches and as I was at a loose end I went with her.
In the congregation was a lady with whom I used to work and, like me, had since retired and had moved back to live in Scotland. I had not seen her for well over ten years, probably longer.
I had a chat and said to her "Nice to see you. What are you doing here today?"
Well, she had come down to Bath for a funeral in the past week and having seen my wife's name on the list of preachers for that Sunday, decided she would come along before she went back home.
I said to her " We were in Canberra, at Questicon, a few weeks back and I thought I saw someone who looked very much like you , but could not be sure"
"Yes" she said "I was with my family for a couple of months in Sydney and we went down to Canberra for the weekend!"