In October 1993, I started at the Campbell Soup company. My first trip from Campbell was to go to Melbourne, Australia, and then to Tokyo. From there, I went to Hong Kong.


In Hong Kong, on Sunday morning, I went to the bar at the mall near the hotel. I found many people to watch the World Series with the Phillies and Toronto.


I started talking with someone and asked him where he lived. He said he was from Wayne, PA. I asked him where he went to high school. He said Conestoga.


I immediately knew the area, so I asked him if he knew Bill, Sue, or George Hahn. I knew Bill and Sue were brother and sister from Penn State, and they had a brother, George.


The friend was shocked. He said, “I am George Hahn.”


We realized that George’s sister, Sue, was married to Dan. Dan was my brother Ricardo’s best man.


To think that this story traveled all this way from Philadelphia to Hong Kong is synchronicity.


I had another story the next day on someone else, but I will add it again next time.


Aphasia Notes: My aphasia makes my language weird.


I was trying to find his high school. I knew came out as “Congrigagen.” I knew it was wrong but I put this as a placeholder. When I found it on googles as Conestoga I knew I was close.


The second was my friend’s last name. All I had was “Loon.” My wife said “Hahn.” Again, very close.


This is an area of my working on aphasia and something about Verbal Fluency. Understanding is figuring this out.

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