Two years ago, I posted an amazing story.
Back in 1966, Chris Murray and Diane McCoy were Staples High School sweethearts. They went their separate, twisting-and-turning ways.
43 years later — both divorced — they reconnected. Now they’re married.
It was a long, involved, multi-coincidental and very heartwarming piece. (You
can should read it here.)
Now there’s another, equally inspiring, PS.
I recently got an email from a woman in Milan, Italy named Alessia Culcasi. Twenty years earlier, as a teenager in Athens, she’d had an English tutor named Chris Murray. She’d just googled him — presumably adding “Westport” — and my “06880” story popped up as the 1st link. She wondered if it was the same one. I said he was.
She hunted Chris down — I guess her English was pretty good — and last month, she visited Chris. She brought along her husband Lele — and why not? They were in the States on their honeymoon.
“It was a joyful reunion,” Chris says. Alessia loved Diane. They spent a wonderful 2 days showing off Westport.
The tagline of “06880” is “where Westport meets the world.” Apparently, it’s also where the world meets Westport.