We recently about how used clothes that get donated in the U.S. often wind up for sale in markets in Africa. As part of the story, we published some we found in a couple of markets in Kenya.
One shirt in particular caught our eye:
The shirt had a name inside it (Rachel Williams) and a bat mitzvah date (Nov. 20, 1993). We wanted to close the loop — to find Rachel Williams, and Jennifer of “Dancing with the Toons” fame. So Tuesday, we threw up the Internet bat signal and .
Adam Soclof of , a Jewish news service, saw and set out to find Rachel Williams. He used Facebook Graph Search to look for people named Rachel Williams who had a friend named Jennifer, who would have been about 13 in 1993, and with whom he shared common Facebook friends.
This is crazy. I wonder how many of my old clothes are being worn all over the world. Side note: the shirt originated in Metro Detroit! And the bat mitzvah was held 20 years ago at the hotel next door to where I work! Small world.