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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A likely story...

Good Evening my dears.. 
Thanks for dropping by.. 

Just a short posting tonight as I share a bit of whimsy with you all.. 

Terry and I went to Moncton and I noticed this sweet couple standing and waiting for their bus..  

As we drove past I mentioned to him how sweet that couple was.. 
Of course, typical man, he did not even notice them.. 

He was interested in getting some gas and drove into the garage right next door..

As I sat in the truck I looked over to where they were.. 

Isn't that just so sweet? 
She is leaning against the pole with her lovely red hat and purse reading something out of a book she must have just bought.. 

I am surmising that they were doing a bit of shopping.. 
Notice their packages..
Some reading material for each of them, I think.. 
Perhaps a grapefruit and a few herbs to finish a dish she has planned for dinner..
Just my imagination doing it's thing here.. smile.. 

I wanted to ask them if I could take their picture but Terry was filling not only the truck but containers for the lawn mowers and such..
 I was certain they would be gone before he was finished.. 
But no... 
They were still there and Terry was so sweet as to oblige me and drive over to them.. 

I rolled down my window and showed them my camera and asked if I could take their photo... smile. 
They smiled and rearranged themselves a bit.. 
He said I could use it to scare mice.. grin.. 
So sweet..

I expect they have been together since they were young and live in some lovely old fashioned apartment down by Victoria Park.. 
I think it has a large balcony and is filled with wonderful plants in the summer.. 
Climbing roses, geraniums, and lots of vines  and  such.. 
Perhaps there are a couple of chaise lounges with vintage cushions  and a small table for their tea tray..

I think he was an officer during the war and met her while he was in Paris.. 
And perhaps she was one of the war brides that arrived back in Canada before her husband.. 
Probably after the war they visited her family every once in awhile and brought a bit of the culture back here to New Brunswick.. 

  They certainly are a dapper couple, eh?  
  
Every Wednesday morning they go downtown and do a bit of shopping and having lunch at the cafe and then they catch the bus and go home...

They are expecting the weekly phone call from their family who live in Montreal.. 
And dinner is slow roasting in the oven.. 

Tomorrow she will make the recipe for Grapefruit Gazpacho that she found in one of her cookbooks.. 
It is a cold vegetarian soup with citrus, tomitilloes, purple onions and cilantro.. 
The recipe is  HERE.


Hope you enjoyed this little bit of imagination on my part..

Have an awesome week.. 

We are working on our taxes.. 
Will chat again soon.. 

God bless..

56 comments:

  1. I like the story you weaved my friend :) They do look like they have been together for a long time... m.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed it Maria.. xo

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  2. You are a wonderful story teller, Faye. Such a cute couple, too. xo

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    1. Hi Barbara.. I don't know about that but thank you for the sweet comment.. xo

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  3. Fantastic, Faye! Look at his tie. What is that on there. Loved your story!

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    1. Hi Sue.. I could not tell what it was on his tie .. Just a pattern I think.. xo

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  4. That is the cutest story Faye! You have a great imagination to think that up. They are a sweet couple and I kept looking at them to see if I recognize them being that I grew up in that city and all. But, they are strangers to me. They certainly look dapper and in love too me thinks. Here's a fact for you. Victoria Park was land that was given to the city by my great grandfather and his brother way back when. The Harris's owned lots of land in the city and outskirts of the original downtown back then. I grew up near that park and walked through it every day to go to school from grades 1-9. It is still a very beautiful park today. Hugs, Pam

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    1. Oh Pam.. That is so interesting.. I did many craft shows in that park and have always loved the balconies on some of the old houses..
      Thanks for your lovely comment.. xo

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    2. I love the homes around the park too. It's a nice older mature neighbourhood. Yes, I've been to a couple of the craft shows in the park years ago. There's a great antique store just down the street at the corner of John and High. It's in the building that was the corner store when I was growing up and where I bought my penny candy on the way to school. :)

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  5. Yes they do look dapper! Very distinguished-looking...as if they were strolling in an English garden! (Thanks Faye, that was fun!)

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    1. Thanks Andrea.. Glad you enjoyed it.. xo

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  6. What a lovely couple. And a lovely story. Thank you for sharing.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope you will visit again, soon.

    Grace & Peace,
    Mrs. G

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    1. Hi Mrs. G.... Thanks for dropping by my blog, too. ox

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  7. I bet your story could fit them to a T ! Such a classy couple indeed....blessings

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    1. Very classy indeed, Shelley.. So glad you dropped by.. xo

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  8. I'm going to share this post with my daughter, Stephanie at http://thirsty-soul.blogspot.ca I know she will love it. I love watching people like this. I wish I had enough talent to carry it one step further and draw them!

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    1. Hi Anita.. thanks for your sweet visit and comment. I must visit Stephanie..
      xo

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  9. just lovely Faye, yes, dapper indeed!

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  10. Your story made me smile! Fits them just perfect. Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Hi Sarah.. So glad you liked it.. Wasn't sure anyone would.. smile. xo

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  11. What a precious story. Isn't it fun to imagine sometimes? Love it. They look like the sweetest little couple who you would enjoy sitting and talking to for a while. Oh the stories they could tell.

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    1. Yes, Holly.. I love to imagine.. Thanks for visiting..xo

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  12. What a lovely story! They are a beautiful couple!

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    1. They certainly are, Wendy.. Loved having you..xo

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  13. Awww, nice story Faye;

    Laurie

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  14. I love your story and they certainly are a dapper looking couple!

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    1. So nice to have you dear Terri. Take care..xo

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  15. Oh my goodness Faye this touched my heart in such a sweet way.
    Before you got to the 'story' about them I could almost imagine the same thing - they are truly a LADY and a GENTLEMAN. And I do love that she is up with the times and wearing 'capri's' !
    Thanks so much for this sweet, sweet post.
    Blessings,
    Karen

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    1. Thank you dear Karen. Always love having you visit and she was quite stylish.. smile.. xo

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  16. A very sweet story, Faye, and it could be true... it's fun to imagine what someone's life story might be, isn't it.
    When I lived on the west coast I often saw a beautiful woman in the grocery store who was probably in her seventies, not very old anyway, and she always wore a lovely conservative suit with a sweet little hat and gloves. She looked like the Queen Mother, and her husband was always in a tailored suit and looking very dapper. A splendid looking couple. When I left the store after seeing them there, I was always surprised not to see a limousine waiting outside for them. Perhaps they had left in it before I was done, but I often liked to imagine what their life story might be.
    From one dreamer to another... Cindy

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    1. Yes, Cindy.. One dreamer to another. grin.
      Thanks, dear..

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  17. For reals...

    You are charming and so are they. I love this imagination of yours.

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  18. They are a dapper looking couple indeed. Is she maybe a member of the Red Hat Society? I liked the story you have woven with the picture, it fits them. Thank you for sharing this lovely.

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    1. Hi.. Thanks for dropping by.. I don't know about her hat.. It matched her blouse and purse and she looked so sweet..
      Take care. xo

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    2. i immediately thought of the Red Hat Society too when i saw her hat!! what a fun trip Faye took us on with this story!!
      ^)^ linda

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  19. Faye, that is such a sweet story about a sweet couple. I love the fact that they have taken such care for their appearance. They're both so nicely dressed and you can tell that they have prepared ahead of time for their shopping trip. A very dapper couple indeed. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for your sweet visit and comment, Sandy.. xo

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  20. Hi Faye, I just read your blog & the "dear" couple in the picture go to our church-they are there every Sunday-they are the sweetest couple ever!!! They just recently celebrated their 60th Anniversary & on their 50th Anniversary she actually wore her original wedding dress! They are very active in the church,love going to yard sales ! Just a dear couple-thanks so much for sharing your photos!

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    1. Hi.. Thanks for your visit and comment.. Who would believe that someone who reads my blog would know them.. smile..
      May I ask who you are? I am not sure... You can email me if you don't want your name here..
      I just knew they were lovely folks..
      Thanks...xo

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  21. I love your imagination! I often make up stories like that too when I see interesting people. This couple is very dapper and cute! I'm glad you snapped their photo :)

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    1. Thanks Tammy.. I do love to do this every once in awhile.. xo

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  22. Oh, yes, I could see where that might just be their story for real, Faye!!
    They are so cute... I'm a "people watcher" too and I often do the same thing... wondering where people are from and where they are going... :)

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    1. Hi Paula dear.. Thanks for your sweet visit.. xo

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  23. Glad I'm not the only people watcher who makes up stories about the people they watch! So much fun!

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    1. Hi Debi.. I just found them so interesting ... smile.. xo

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  24. What a cute couple. I like your story too. Sounds so romantic.

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  25. What adorable love!
    So sweet. My favorite post.
    Love the hats.
    Love and joy to you friend :)

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  26. That is so sweet. I love your story! I am going to read it again. :-)

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  27. Thanks Carla.. Hope you enjoy it the second time, too... smile.. xo

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  28. A very enjoyable post Faye! Thanks for the entertainment!! I love this one!
    Blessings,
    Julie

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