(Submitted by readerĀ Bethany G)

I went to graduate school with a person in the University of Michigan in the 1990s. One day we were talking and discovered that we both had relatives, parents and grandparents and great grandparents, that came from Louisville KY. We’re both Jewish, and there is a very small Jewish population in Louisville KY.

After a little digging we learned that my parents and grandparents lived next door to her grandparents and great grandparents 60 years earlier in Kentucky, and her great grandfather was my father’s Mohel! Later on she gave me the equipment that her great grandfather had used.

[EDITOR: I don’t know about you, but that’s closer than I’d want to get to the equipment used on my father’s… “equipment.”]