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