Address Coincidence

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Just over 20 years ago I returned from working in the United States to Belgium. My family and I had spent 3 years working in Midland, Michigan, a small town of about 50,000 people in mid-Michigan. The following summer we went on holiday with friends to a small town on the Atlantic coast of France called Blaye. We stayed in a small, old wine chateau on the outskirts of the town. My wife and I took the last double room available and, when I was looking in the bedside cabinet drawer, I found a piecce of paper. Written on it was an address on the same road as that of my daughter's Junior High School in Midland, MI.
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Date submitted:Sat, 14 Jan 2012 09:16:16 +0000Coincidence ID:3657