I then stated that I was actually born in St. Thomas, Ontario and had moved to Alberta in 1975. Amy's eyes lit up. "My family is from St. Thomas," she said. "My parents moved to Alberta in the 70's, when I was 2 years old." Amy went on to tell me that she knows St. Thomas well as she travels there frequently to visit family.
Although I didn't recognise, or at least remember the name Russel, I might have known some of the same people that her parents knew as we would be about the same age. Maybe I did cross paths with them in my youth, who knows.