I took the girls with me to drop off our recycling, and then pick up some supplies at the Market (Mommy's in Los Angeles for the weekend. . .)
Out in front of the market we saw (1) Sean working the coffee stand. Entering the market, we saw (2) Terri and (3) Shirley in the checkout line. Went around the corner and ran into (4) Beth and (5) Dorene. In the wine aisle, but I don't think that means anything.
A couple minutes later we were in the back looking at vegetables when up walked (6) Teresa.
We finished shopping and went back out to get some hot chocolate and coffee from Sean, still working the coffee stand. Whilst making small talk with Sean I heard "Hi, Dan" from behind, turned around, and there was (7) Ashley. And her parents, (8) Lance and (9) Karen.
Finally, on the drive home we stopped at the post office, and as we pulled in we saw (10) Gerri heading out from there with her kids.
That's what I love about this place. A simple little trip turns into a Saturday reunion of friends. It's nice to belong to a place, to be surrounded by friendly faces. I think that this is what community is supposed to be.