How I met my husband and family

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was produced by the Winton programme for the public understanding of risk based in the Statistical Laboratory in the University of Cambridge. The aim was to help improve the way that uncertainty and risk are discussed in society, and show how probability and statistics can be both useful and entertaining.

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At a party miles from home in totally unrelated circumstances got talking to a friend of a friend. Had been in same social group for a while but never really talked to one another. Somehow got talking about school and I asked where he went to school. "A long way from here, you wouldn't know it" he replied, insisting for no good reason that he told me the name it turned out we both went to the same school only four years apart. This is quite a coincidence baring in mind that it is a small county school (in his day a Grammar School but not by the time I got there) on the welsh border. Second coincidence, my husbands Grandmother was a survivor of the Holocaust. Whilst pregnant I chose the name for a girl of Hope because i had been seriously ill prior to getting pregnant. She was born on November 9th, which unbeknown to us at the time was coincidently in 1938 Kristallnacht, (Night of Broken Glass) when Jewish people were attacked throughout the night in Germany. Grandmother was delighted, she said, "For her to be born on this day is incredible, and you have called her Hope, and that is all that we had left that night of Kristallnacht, hope!"
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Date submitted:Fri, 13 Jan 2012 10:33:25 +0000Coincidence ID:3316