A few weeks after posting the video tech tale called "The Eyes and Ears of the RCAF" about my father's experience with the Ground Observer Corps I received this email:
Subject: The Eyes and Ears of the RCAF
Message: Hi Rob,
I came across your vid about the Ground Observer Corps and the reference to your dad.
My mom, Wynne Zieman was the regional supervisor out of Val d'Or and we reported into North Bay. I remember that a Bill Scott visited our home on occasion - almost certainly your father. I have a snapshot around somewhere of he and another RCAF officer at our cottage.
I was thrilled to receive the note. It made the world feel like a small place, particularly because Newmarket, where Don now lives, is home to my mother, one sister, one brother and their families. We will celebrate my mother's 90th birthday next month. I hope that Don is able to join us to celebrate and share his story with us in person.
What are the odds that Don would Google "RCAF Ground Observer Corp" and come up with a story told by the son of the Flying Officer he remembers meeting over 50 years ago.
Maybe this technology stuff is a good idea after all.