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Monday, October 31, 2016

The "Faces Of Strangers: #42" Story

Sally Ward
It was an ordinary day.  Standing in the parking lot of the Grace Bay Supermarket talking to Sally who is a slim, energetic and extremely personable woman.  My wife had just finished telling be some of the story of Sally's life which Sally shared with Carol while standing in line at the grocery store in Providenciales (Provo), Turks & Caicos.  Since her car was parked directly across from our car, I thought it would be interesting to also talk with her, so I offered to take her shopping cart back to the store with me and began my own conversation.  Sally had grown up in the state of Connecticut and her father was the dean of a private school in the state and a few of his students were members of the famous and wealthy Dupont family that had originally started the Dupont Company.  The Duponts had plans to visit Providenciales and mentioned to Sally's father that they were looking for a babysitter for their children.  Her dad said his daughter, Sally, could be their babysitter for the visit and it seems, 46 years later, that she loved Provo so much during her trip with the Duponts, that she eventually stayed.   She told me that the Duponts were mainly responsible for the development of Providenciales after they had arrived.  The island is amazing and we can see its growth since we first visited in 2007.  Asked Sally if I could take her photo and she was happy to oblige.  I wish I would of had more time to talk to this interesting woman about her life in Provo with the Duponts, but we both had other matters to attend to.  I guess you never know who you may find yourself in front of when visiting the grocery store.  Could yield an interesting story to say the least.  It was another extraordinary day in the life of an ordinary guy.  



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