As I've talked about here before, the girls and I have been attending one of the local UU churches. It's turned out to be a good spiritual community for us, and a good support network for me. But that's not the point of this post.
Today, they held the annual SummerFest party at a member's home. It was a house on the shore of Lake Washington. Very relaxing. While there, I met someone new to the group who I hadn't seen before. After chatting for a bit, I noticed a goddess medalion AND a pentagram on a chain around her neck. Of course, I introduced myself, and doing a bit of Jack channelling, mentioned that I recognized the pentagram saying, "nod-nod, wink-wink, secret handshake" the way Jack would have. It turns out that she used to live in Napa. And she's been to many Ancient Ways Festivals, which is where Jack and I met in 1992. I mentioned to her the Sweet Liquid Trouble tasting parties that he used to have on Sat. nights, and she remembered them! Of course, I told her that he was my husband and the father of the 2 beautiful girls in the room and that he'd passed away.
She was looking for the right congregation in the area for herself. I hope I was able to make her comfortable with this group and that she'll continue to come back.
It's still sometimes hard to believe how folks we knew down there through the AW festival and the Pagan community are slowly migrating up here. It's a nice thing, though.