An old Man and a walking trolley

I’ve seen this old boy several times when walking along the prom, and talked to him on occasion too. Everyone knows him, and this particular day I learned his name.
And a lot else besides.

He’s got to be in his late 80s and still has a sparkle in his eye and a spring in his step, even if he does lean on a wheeled trolley to get him from point A to point B.
In short, he is amazing, and fascinating to talk to.

He walks along the prom practically every day from the other resort, then has a cup of coffee before turning round and heading back. It’s a distance of over 6 miles for him and if he goes up into town here, that adds another 2 to his journey.
He used to work as a fireman on the steam engines, for the grand sum of £15 a week, which was a lot in those days. When steam was replaced by diesel and electric, he was trained as a driver, and earned………….. £5 a week less!
He worked on the Flying Scotsman he said……… as an engineer when it was in for repairs. Wow.

He also holds a degree in Geology, is a qualified teacher and gives talks on philosophy, for which he has a diploma.
I bet when he was a younger man, life with him was never dull!

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 An old Man and a walking trolley

  1. There’s so many stories out there waiting to be heard. HE sounds fascinating.

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