Two Lives Intertwined

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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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My husband & my life intertwined for 38 years before we met... coincidence... We grew up in the same community. We did not attend the same schools but we knew many of the same kids. In high school we had mutual friends and attended the same social events. My best friend dated his work partner for a year after high school. In our twenties we both moved to another city and lived three blocks away from each other. We knew the same people and attended many of the same social events. In our thirties we both moved back to our home town. I lived in his mom’s neighbourhood for a couple of years and we became friends. In our late thirties, early forties we lived in the same area. Our kids attended the same schools and I worked with his ex-wife. My daughter’s best friend is his niece. In our mid forties we worked for the same company. We finally met a year later and got married. My husband died this past summer but the coincidences continued during our marriage and after his death. We separated in 2019. He died suddenly a year later on the exact date we had separated. A week before he died he reminded me of what his final wishes were. On our wedding anniversary this year I was in a grocery store check out line. There was a man ahead of me paying for his items. He had several miscellaneous things including two bundles of yellow roses, which my husband always gave me on our anniversary. The man paid for his items then turned to me and handed me one of the flower bouquets. He smiled, wished me a great day and walked away. Our first holiday together was camping in a provincial park which was his favourite place in the world! During this holiday we stopped at the entrance and took pictures of each other at the park sign. I held a Celebration Of Life for him in this park seven years later to the day and I used that picture for his social media memorial. I didn’t realize the coincidence of the date I had chosen or that the picture had been taken exactly seven years before until weeks later. Coincidences?
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Date submitted:Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:49:54 +0000Coincidence ID:10538