Friday, July 17, 2009

Cross-Continental Tootsie Rolls

Elizabeth and Anna Reilly are two of Julie and Z's new best friends, thanks to a year of living in Beijing together. There were all of those xiao che rides to and from BISS together. And there were plenty of times when our two families got together for dinner and fun times.

For Elizabeth and Anna, their China adventure finished up a month ago, when they headed back to the States for a family wedding. Luckily for us, Judy (Elizabeth and Anna's mom) had a quick return trip to Beijing in the works. I say "luckily" because Judy sent us an e-mail from Boston, asking us if there was anything we wanted her to bring along.

For Desi and Julie, the answer was a definite "yes!" The call went out for Judy to get some detangler and hot oil treatment. Yes, the girls had hair on their minds!

As for Z, it was snacks, like microwave popcorn. "Wait," you may be asking, "Can't you get microwave popcorn in China?" The answer is, "Of course you can!" But, according to Z, our resident aficionado, it's just not as good as the stuff you buy in the US.

Fast forward to the other night. There were, sitting at dinner in our neighborhood with Judy. Not only did the hair products and snacks come out, but Judy also revealed an already-opened bag of Tootsie Rolls. It seems that Elizabeth and Anna got their fingers into the bag before it ever left Boston. This enabled Julie and Z to share in the snacking by eating right out of the same bag their friends had used just days before on the other side of the world.

Talk about the world becoming a smaller and smaller place!

~Steve

2 Comments:

At 9:43 PM, Blogger Richard said...

Dear julie I miss you SO much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want you and i hope you dont forget jula jula jula jula jula love,
Anna

 
At 5:48 AM, Blogger The Balla Family said...

Hi Anna (banana)! I miss you a ton and I hope you are doing well back home! I think of you every time we pass Renda and I know I will never forget our school bus time together. Hope to see you in the USA!!!!!!!
Love,
Julie

 

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