Our lovely volunteer coordinator, Stacye, told me a fantastic story recently.
She had just met the owners of the home across the street from hers,
which had formerly been owned by a Magdalene employee.
She then became friends with them on Facebook
(as only a friendly neighbor would do)
and while looking through their pics, saw this lovely photograph
of the hot air balloon that they were married in
casting a shadow on thistles.
"Did they know about the connection of thistles and you?" I asked?
No, just a complete coincidence.
Or perhaps, it was more than a coincidence....