Small World

We had visitors today, an elderly couple we became friends with within a couple of weeks of our arrival on the marina in 2014.
They come every weekend to take their boat out, and on the way out of the marina going home, they noticed our car in the driveway and stopped as they hadn’t seen us for quite some time.
It was lovely to see them.
MSM made them most welcome, put the kettle on and then disappeared upstairs so that we could catch up, though there was really no need.
When she came down again and we were still chatting, we asked her to stay and join us.
We then became privvy to some wonderful reminiscences between the three of them.

They knew the same areas, the same streets, the same farms, though not necessarily the same people.
MSM is a few years younger than they are, but could remember the same things about childhood pleasures such as ice creams delivered on a bicycle with a large ice box on the front. I remember those too, the wax papered rectangles put between two wafers, though for them there was a round mould that took a round wafer, then the soft ice cream was put inside and flattened off with a knife, then topped with another round wafer. The whole thing was then ejected from the mould by pushing up from the bottom like a cake tin.

It was a most enjoyable couple of hours in their company.

We have always found that we tend to make lasting friends with people a generation older than us.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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2 Responses to Small World

  1. You are lucky to have a good friend in MSM. You will miss her when you move farther away! So nice that your boating friends stopped.

    • We are indeed, and she has been an absolute brick this past year. We have already promised her a holiday and visiting rights whenever she wants to come.

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