Saturday, September 22, 2012

Afool and the Wonders of the Internet

A very, very cool thing has happened. It has to do with my mother’s true story of once having been courted by a Persian prince, a story I put on my blog, together with photos, here.

Well, someone wrote me, giving his name and e-mail address and said let’s trade stories about Afool. That was the Prince’s nickname. I wrote back and asked, Afool as in my mother’s friend? And he wrote back and said yes, that Afool, who also just happens to be my father.


My correspondent said that on my blog he had found photos he had never seen before and he hadn’t known the stories I related, either, “although they all sound true!”

I was so thrilled I immediately forwarded our correspondence to my mother. When I told her this man lives in Los Angeles, she said, “Well, Afool did eventually marry the daughter of one of the governors of California.”

So nice for this story to have a sequel, and after 70 years! It reminds me, just a little, of the end of that movie, The Secondhand Lion.


Matushka Anna said...

I went back and read the original story - how amazing! And the fact that you now know "the rest of the story" too! (:

Anam Cara said...

I LOVE Secondhand Lions. It is one of my favorites. And I thought of it as soon as I read "that Afool who also just happens to be my father."

What fun!

Steve Robinson said...

That is SO cool! (And yes, Second Hand Lions is awesome!)