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It’s another Greensburg miracle!

June 4th, 2009 · 1 Comment

There's nothing like finding a reminder of home, especially in a pile of rocks.

There's nothing like finding a reminder of home, especially in a pile of rocks.

Ozi Utah came back from her work on the Scout cabin rock pile this afternoon with a big smile on her face.

“Guess what I found?” she asked as her smile grew even bigger. She held up a piece of mortar she chipped from one of the stones.

All of us in the fellowship hall at the church shrugged. No clue, we said.

“Nigeria!” she said, beaming. “It’s shaped like Nigeria! I couldn’t believe it when I saw it.””

Could have fooled us — all of us.

Ozi is from Nigeria. She says the piece is shaped like her home country.

Patrice Hein, another graduate student who worked on the rock pile with Ozi and snapped her photo, likened Ozi’s discovery to finding an image of Jesus in a potato chip.

I’m not sure Ozi will be able to cash in on her discovery on eBay, but she likely wouldn’t part with it anyway. I’m willing to bet it’s going to occupy a prominent place in her home or office.

Ozi's home does resemble the piece of mortar she fished from the rock pile.

Ozi's home does resemble the piece of mortar she fished from the rock pile.

Tags: People · Students · Volunteers

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 justoneman // Jun 7, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    You know that is a very cute, amusing, touching story. Or any one of a hundred other descriptive words. “Miracle” is just pushing it a little to far out there. What’s next??? Maybe the folks from G’burg could start selling small vials of dirt from the city of “Miracles”.

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