Sunday, January 2, 2011

Small Jewish World?

Last week, three hours into a four-hour wait in pre-op, I posted this status update on Facebook:
Still waiting... hungry...tired...grumpy. :(
Then, the chaplain, Sister Elaine, came by. :)
The first comment on my update came from a rabbi and cyclist friend in Toronto:
Hey - I actually knew a wonderful Chaplain named Sister Elaine at MSK when I did an internship in Hospital Chaplaincy many years ago...she had white curly hair. I wonder if that is the same Sister Elaine?! She was AWESOME!!!!!! (This was in 1988-89).
No doubt, it was the same Sister Elaine:
@Sharon -- it is totally the same Sister Elaine. She was great!
To which Sharon responded:   
That is awesome! If you see her again, tell her I said "Hello!" I was there for a year my last year of rabbinical school! xo
Although I did not see her again during my stay, I certainly will remember her kindness for a long time to come.

Thanks, Sister Elaine.
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So, is this a small Jewish world story?  Discuss.