A man walked into Duck Creek Antique Mall and started a conversation with my mom. (She was good like that.) He was getting ready to move to a new apartment and was looking for a hanging light.
Mom remembered the capiz lamp I had picked up at West Elm some time ago and had just hung up in my new apartment.
They kept chatting and my mom asked where he was moving and Joe Mesa said Northside. Then things really got animated as mom not only lived there too, but was a big champion of the neighborhood.
One thing lead to another, mom asked if she could give him my number since he lived in the same building as me! He came up and checked out the lamp and we’ve been good friends ever since.