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When Fortune Cookies Come True

That story about MikeK's fortune cookie Monday prompted Water Superintendent Jim Markley of  Coeur d'Alene to email his fortune cookie story. Seems Jim and wife, Debbie, had spent years trying to start a family without success. After five years of trying and disappointment, the couple learned Debbie was pregnant again. But they decided to dine out at Peking North in Spokane with friends, before telling anyone. After dinner, the Markleys reached for their fortune cookies. Jim's fortune read: "You will live to a ripe old age, happy in the love and respect of many children".  Debbie's said the same thing. Take it away, Jim: "Eight months later our son was born! One of our closest friends was there and knew how hard we had been trying to have children.  Unknown to us, she had picked up the fortunes and saved them.  When our son was born, she had them framed and gave them to us as a birth day gift!" The Markleys now have two children. Jim says the fortune cookie prediction fits to a tee: "I count 'two' as 'many' and am happy in their love and respect.  I am still working on the 'ripe old age' part.

Question: Have you ever had a prediction come true in your life?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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