On several occasions, a seemingly unremarkable QSO ends up changing one or more lives, and thus creates some interesting memories. You never know who you will meet on the air, and where it might lead. I have been wondering if many folks here have had similar experiences. Would anyone like to share the details of a "memorable" QSO? I have one that showed me how small this world can seem. Hopefully others have some too! This one is about chance encounters, as well as coincidences. When I was stationed at Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, AZ in the '60s, I had regular skeds every Saturday morning with my dad (W2DU, SK) in NJ on 15 meters. One sked was obliterated by local QRM, non-ham. I dropped the SB-101 into the car, and headed up I-10 toward Phoenix to keep the engine cool while supporting the power-hungry tube rig. After a couple hours, we signed when I was just passing through Phoenix. A YL who was monitoring the frequency (Sisley Barnes, K7TLP) called and said I was in her neighborhood, and she invited me for freshly baked cinnamon rolls and hot coffee. When she met me at the door, she introduced her daughter, Joellen. She was about to introduce her daughter's boyfriend, when I said "Hi Jorge". She wondered how I knew him.... He is the younger brother of one of my high school classmates, Maria, but I had no idea their family moved from NJ to Phoenix and they were close neighbors! We all became friends and I visited often. Sometimes we would take a canoe to a lake, or just grab a roll of waxed paper and enjoy the super-slides. Once Joellen said she wanted to go see the big hole. I was puzzled.... Sisley said that was local slang for the Grand Canyon! Joellen was 16, and her younger sister Meg was 14. Sisley said as long as I had enough money for gas and a quarter to make a phone call, I should take the girls and have a good time. On one visit, Sisley told me she would be taking me for a ride. We ended up in Scottsdale, at the home of K7UGA, Barry Goldwater. She said it was her turn to do the phone patch duty for the overseas servicemen to visit with their families stateside. I learned the ropes, and after that I volunteered once a month when off-duty for the remainder of my assignment at Davis Monthan. Yes, it truly is a small world, made even smaller by ham radio! Disclaimer: Some of the things that were commonplace in the 60s would be unheard of in today's world. K7TLP Eyeball QSL card I was on upper sideband. She was on both sidebands with an unsuppressed carrier!