I was told by my mother, that something very curious happened with an uncle of mine who is now dead.
Just months before his death, my cousins' father, in his 80's from Iran, and and my uncle, who only spoke Spanish were out by the pool shooting the
Now, they did not have a language in common. My uncle, having spent most of his life in Cuba and then doing business in South America, did not speak
The little Iranian old man, visiting his son in Florida and his grandchildren, temporarily, did NOT speak English at all.
So here we have my uncle out back speaking nothing but Spanish to the Iranian old man who spoke only Iranian.
The conversation went on for at least 3 hours, there was lots of laughter, from both sides, and they visited for many hours like this.
When my Iranian in-laws got home, the said, "Dad, what were you talking about? Rodolfo does not understand you! He said, oh we had a great time,
talking aout the IRS and politics in general"
When he asked my uncle, he said he had a great talk with his dad and that he had some great stories !
Just to validate the story, my cousin had been in the kitchen and saw them talking and laughing and she scratched her head and just let it go on while
she did housework.
The whole family cant understand how this happened and soon afterward my uncle died and that was the end of the chat between these two old fellows
from different parts of the world.
I thought i would tell the story because i never heard of something like this before.
Truth can be very strange
ps... They both had the right story.
[edit on 20-6-2009 by dgtempe]