Thursday, October 18, 2012

~ Facebook love stories ~


Hello friends....so happy to see you visit me once again. Lately I feel as though you are being greatly neglected. I will try to do better....who am I kidding...the HOLIDAYS are coming at me fast!!!!
So many shop vignettes and displays bouncing around in my brain.
Enough about that, on to my post...


Yesterday, as I was tending my shop, I noticed a lovely elderly couple admiring my shop window display. They looked so cute as they smiled at each other and pointed to different features of my display.
They would lean into each other and their foreheads would touch and they held hands so tenderly.
I felt like a voyeur, but I found myself fascinated by these two octogenarians.
Something about the way they looked at  each other..as if words were not necessary.
I couldn't resist....I walked outside and asked them if they were a couple.
They both gave me the biggest smiles. 
I said that if they were not....they should be because they looked perfect together.
(at this point I was praying they were not brother and sister!)
Well, she looked at him, squeezed his hand and asked him to tell the story.
I was going to get 'a story' ...how wonderful!!
The gentleman proceeded to tell me that back during the early 1940's and the beginning of WWII,
he attended a dance at Vint Hill Station, Warrenton, Va. He remembered meeting and dancing with a beautiful young girl. He was due to be shipped over to the European warfront in two days and was trying to enjoy his last hours stateside.
Well he did go to war, served his country bravely and was one of the lucky ones to return.
Upon returning he met a gal...married and raised a family.
Speed ahead more than 60 years and he is now widowed and alone. One day as he is packing his things to move to a small home, he finds a photo of a beautiful young girl...
The Vint Hill Girl!!!
He looks at the back of the photo and YES....he sees her name and he remembers how taken he was with her.
He heads to his computer, God Bless the Internet, and guess who he finds on Facebook?
The Vint Hill Girl!!!
She has also lost her husband around the same time. They enjoyed many phone conversations.
Eventually they arranged to meet in Warrenton and a love story is born.
Before they left, he leaned towards me and quietly said..
"If I had known how lovely she would turn out to be, I never would have let them ship me out to War!"
I had tears in my eyes at this point.
They wished me well in my new business venture and continued down the street.
I couldn't help but smile as I watched them 
Hand in hand with loving smiles for each other.  

Don't you just adore a good 
Love story?

Until next time..be kind and stay creative
Oh...and tell someone you love them!!!

24 comments:

Kelly Ann said...

Lovely morning cry....how sweet..
xoxo
KA

Claire said...

Oh Janet, what a lovely story, just like you see in the movies.......

Two guys next to me on the couch....... one four legged and the other not so furry, about to get big hugs......

Claire x

Amy @ 11Magnolialane said...

I love it! The charm of Warrenton....how great of you to share :)
Have a wonderful day!
XO,
Amy

Lady Courtney said...

Awwwwww...Love does happen in Warrenton!!! ;) I found mine in the grocery store!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great story, Janet! It is amazing that they found each other after so many years and on Facebook!

Kathy Kirkpatrick said...

Aw, how sweet. Now that's the kind of story I like to start my day with!

Shingle Cottage said...

Oh Janet thank you for sharing such a beautiful story,it really makes you think,so glad they are together x

Denise said...

So precious! Thank you for sharing this beautiful love story! You made my day brighter!

The LadyBugs Garden said...

Oh my goodness ....I just had a happy cry...I love love stories Janet!
Stef
Xoxo

Hartwood Roses said...

You are quite the story teller, dear Janet. What a story!!! I love this, and you have definitely put a smile on my face that should last the rest of the day. (It must have been Vint Hill that did it ... what a special place that was.)

Erin said...

Sniff, sniff...what a wonderful story, Janet!

Beth Beal said...

Yes, indeed! That story is enough to make you cry! Thank you for sharing and how wonderful for you that your new venture allowed you to interact with the two of them!

Cheryl said...

What a fantastic story. You just never know what our days are going to gift us with.

Linda at French Hollow said...

What a precious story. Thank you so much for sharing.

Pam VanCuren said...

Oh, how sweet! That made me cry, but a happy cry. Thanks for posting such a great story!!!

Michele said...

What a beautiful story. And yes I cried too! We need more of those stories these days. Thanks for sharing and u made my weekend!


Little Blue Mouse said...

Aw, what a lovely story!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Truly meant to be. Thank you for sharing this love story with us.
I too enjoyed it like everyone else.
So glad he saved her picture and that she was on facebook.
I feel I am neglecting my friends to on here and have noticed a lot of bloggers are quitting. Life just keeps us real busy.
Love ya
Maggie
PS
If you see a fella by himself looking in your window send him to the North Forty. lol

Marian said...

Charming story Janet. Thanks for sharing that one. Sometimes it's just nice to breathe in the life that surrounds us for a while.

ciruelointeriors said...

This is too sweet and too incredible! I will star asking my customer about their love stories. jejeje.

Janet are you coming to The New Orleans conference?? I am!! I might meet you there!!

xoxo

Amy W. said...

Loved, Loved, Loved the story you shared! I'm a Romantic to a fault...and this real life love story has touched me almost to tears!
Their story is stuff the stuff that dreams (and good movies) are made of!!
Wishing you the very best!!

Tiziana Sanna said...

What a sweet story!
thanks a lot for sharing this happy ending! ^^
Hugs!
Titty

Jennifer Juniper said...

That story is way cuter than the usual Facebook lovestories that end with someone reconnecting with their high school sweetheart and leaving their husband/wife! Facebook gives me the creeps!

BUT I like this story :)

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

How amazingly sweet!