Cutest Little Couple

@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
United States
May 5, 2010 6:19am CST
yesterday i was in the grocery & this elderly couple went in , in front of me. The store wasn't busy so i could hear this couple talking to each other. They were so sweet to each other , so congenial & kind talking, it just amazed me. I figured they had been married forever & couldn't believe how sweet they were. I kept meeting them in the aisles because as usual i have to go back because i'm not paying attention to my list i'm thinking about these two little sweet people. I will talk to a tree, lol so i ask the lady if she minded if i ask her a question. she was very nice to me & said no , she didn't mind. I ask her how long they had been married, would u believe '58 YEARS'.I told her how sweet i thought they were & we just had a nice conversation. Do u talk to strangers like me? lol. Ibet there are few married people that talk so nice to their spouse as these two were doing. do u???
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
6 May 10
Oh, sure! I talk to strangers all the time--& to think, as a child I was shy to the point of paranoia sometimes! What largely cured me of it was taking public speaking in high school. I was petrified when I first stepped in front of the lectern, so much so that not only had I memorized my speech, but all my movements, including eye contact! I went on auto-pilot, & was mentally elsewhere though the entire speech, but my teacher, & apparently my audience, never had a clue! But I've always been glad I faced my fear & plowed through it; I learned to be outgoing, & over the decades I've had some wonderful conversations to store in my memory. People are wonderful, aren't they? Maggiepie Do not condemn the judgment of another because it differs from your own. You may both be wrong. -Dandamis, sage (4c BC)
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
6 May 10
Good morning Maggie, i'm glad u overcame that fear. I thank u for responding. Hope u have a great day. Take care.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
7 May 10
Thank you. It was one of many problems I've overcome--with the help of God & true friends. I did think of something when I read your post which I should've put in my first reply. It's from long ago, though, not recent. But your "sweet couple" was akin to it. I was in my hitchhiking days, in my 20s, & my hitching partner was elsewhere. (She & I were usually together). I was in San Francisco's Golden Gate park, which is huge, gorgeous, & spectacular, & I needed a break from walking. There are frequent nice benches, so I picked one & sat, taking in the scenery, & watching the world go by. I took some B&W snapshots of interesting things & people, such as a very elderly lady on a nearby bench, feeding tidbits to her handsome German Shepard. She was dressed as people of her generation always did, stately hat, white gloves & all. But then another, somewhat younger couple approached who caught my eye. I imagine they were in their mid to late 70s, at least, also well-dressed, & only had eyes for one another. As beautiful as the weather was, as fabulous as the landscaping, they may as well have been on another planet. They strolled slowly by, never noticing my camera raising.... I caught them in the perfect moment when they paused, just gazing gently into one another's eyes. The love radiating between the two made me feel like a voyeur. I still have that photo, & if I can ever score a scanner, I'll put that (& the dog lady) up here. I haven't had it out for a decade, at least, but I can still see it in my mind's eye...the lovely light around them as they just stood together face to face, holding hands in front of God & the whole world...profoundly in love, & utterly alone with one another. It was almost as if, realizing their remaining time in this world wasn't much, they wanted to savor every possible moment left to them. Had I spoken to either of them, I would have felt like a thief. Sigh.... Maggiepie "Uhh...um...ah--oh! Um, my dog ate my birth certificate!" ~ B.0.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
7 May 10
Lovely story, Maggie, thanks for sharing it w/me. U described them so perfectly that i could just picture them. Hope u have a great weekend. hugs. jo
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
5 May 10
yup I and hubby did we were together 42 years
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
5 May 10
u ARE very fortunate to have had so many years w/him. Thanks for responding. Hope u are having a good day.
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
6 May 10
yup I waqs but it could have been more to my way of thinking
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
6 May 10
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6 May 10
Of course, it is so sweet, I hope that I and my lover will like that.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
6 May 10
Good morning & thanks for responding. I wish u & YOUR LOVER THE VERY BEST. hAPPY DAYS TO U.
@Andyvil (793)
• Philippines
5 May 10
Those type of couples are one of a kind. That is what I call real love. Living with someone for 58 years and still remaining sweet with each other. I think people should aim to achieve what those two have.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
5 May 10
U are so right, andy. U just don't see that in any couples young or old very ofter. I love to be around people like that. Thanks for responding. Have a happy day.
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@zandi458 (27953)
• Malaysia
5 May 10
I often make my first move to break the ice with strangers by flashing my smile when I come eye to eye contact with them. If they reciprocate my smile then it will be the beginning of a great conversation. I am envious of couples who despite being together for a long time still remain loving.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
5 May 10
They were so kind & considerate to each other even over what they were buying. I truly enjoyed talking to tem. Thanks for responding.
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@ElicBxn (60424)
• United States
5 May 10
actually, most of them that are still married AND talking to each other - do that
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
5 May 10
I don't know Elic, i have heard people being pretty grouchy w/each other. I never heard my parents speak that way to each other. I thought it was soooooooo sweet. Thanks for responding.
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@ElicBxn (60424)
• United States
5 May 10
the roomie's folks have been married for 50 years, I really don't think they listen to each other much
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
5 May 10
I think that's more the norn, lol.
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@sallyj (1228)
• United States
6 May 10
I do not have that. But my parents were. My father took care of my mother to the end. He did everything for her and her pain got so bad. He is a very loving and wonderful man. His parents were always arguing. When they were advanced in years they were put into two nursing homes because they had to be seperated. One is not always what they were raised as.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
6 May 10
Good morning sallyj, thanks for responding. I am so glad u have such good memories of your parents. U are very blessed to have them. I don't have these kind of memories about mine, i wish i did. Have a great day.
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@jillhill (37399)
• United States
5 May 10
I do....met someone in Lincoln NE. in Hobby Lobby while we were searching for stamping things...she was from Washington state...me Minnesota. It's fun...I think it's wonderful the way they treat each other! I do know a couple like them....they have been married 60 years....unfortuately they just got put into a nursing home!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
5 May 10
That's neat,jill. I will probably never see them again but i hope i do. awwwww, that's sad they had to go into a nursing home, i'm sorry. Have a good night. Thanks for responding.
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@dawnald (84141)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 May 10
I pretty much don't talk to anybody I don't know unless they speak first. Too doggone introverted. Nope, I don't know too many married couples like that...
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
5 May 10
AS i said i'll talk to anyone if they give me a chance, lol. That little couple was just precious. Thanks for responding.
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@bunnybon7 (34323)
• Holiday, Florida
5 May 10
yes i used to work for elderly couples. 3 out of 4 was like that, sweet to each other. i think the few that werent must have just stayed together for the sake of finances or something. my late hubby and i would have been like that. i know. cause he was a kind loving sweet man. yes, ive been known to talk to strangers what a fun lady you are, i'll bet.
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
5 May 10
Hey bon, I don't know if i have ever seen a couple like that. It was great to listen to them & hear their kindness toward each other. I really enjoyed listening to them & talking w/them. Thanks for responding. Hope u are having a good day.
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@GardenGerty (93716)
• Marion, Kansas
5 May 10
I hope they are as nice in private as they were in public, but I bet they were. Whether or not I speak to strangers just depends on my mood. Lately I am not as friendly as I used to be. I bet seeing that couple really made your day, especially if it was something you did not see often as a child, or even in your adult days. Jo, I am glad you got to see some happy people in the store. I know it would give me a real smile as well.
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
5 May 10
Hi GG, thanks for your response. U know i bet they are sweet to each other all the time. It did make my day to see them. Made me wish i could have found that closeness w/someone but it wasn't meant to be. I usually speak to strangers if they give me a chance but don't go overboard like i did yesterday, lol. I just couldn't resist talking to them. Hope your day is going well.
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@cynthiann (18628)
• Jamaica
5 May 10
This is such a lovely story - it would have touched my heart too. Do I talk to strangers? All of the time. Anywhere I go, I strike up a conversation with people. Never used to do it in the U.K. but from I came out here I have done it all my life. Tried to call you yesterday but couldn't get through - all I was getting was a busy signal. Am so distressed over the upcoming Mother's Day for you. The longer the problem goes on it will become more difficult to solve. Why not email him asking if the two of you could meet and put things right? Have you thought of doing that? Have someone in the office to help me get things straightened up before my boss comes on Friday. Forgive me if I appear to be intruding in your personal business but I know that you must miss your son and grandson so very much. Many blessings
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
5 May 10
I am so sorry i missed your call. could be due to all the bad weather we have had in Tennessee. Fortunately it didn't get that bad here but some of the state is in an awful mess. Nashville was hit very hard w/the flooding as i'm sure u have seen on the news. please don't ever apologize for caring about me, cynthi.I would never feel as if u were intruding. I think of u as a very close friend & to my friends my life is an open book. If i didn't have y'all to talk to i don't know what i'd do. I really dread sunday to be honest. I grieve everyday over this situation w/my boys. I know u know how much i miss seeing ryan. I have never been in rache's life much but i grieve about that to. i guess i'm being stubborn but i think my son owes me an apology for the ugly name he called me. i'm glad u have some help. I'm sorry your boss is coming, i know how u always stress over that. cynthi, i wish u could have seen that sweet little couple. I'll probably never see them again but i don't think i'll ever forget them. thanks for your concern. love & hugs.
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@hvedra (1623)
5 May 10
That's a lovely story. I hope DH and I can last that long. We've been married 14 years and together for 20 - some people are amazed by THAT these days. LOL
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
5 May 10
I hope y'all last that long to. Sounds like u have a real good start. I hope y'all talk as sweet to each other as the couple did. It just did my heart good to listen to them. Thanks for responding.
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@neildc (17257)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
5 May 10
that really sounds so sweet. imagine that, 50 years. me and my wife only lives together for 15 years now. i talk to strangers whenever i see friendly people in the streets, in the grocery, in the market. but i do not talk a lot with them, especially if they come in twos.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
5 May 10
It was very sweet, neil, wish u could have seen them. It did my heart good to. 15 years is a very good start. y'all be sweet to each other & hopefully u will get that 50years. Thanks for responding.
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• Philippines
5 May 10
Couples like them are undoubtedly inspiring, especially to every couple in the world. As I've observed, nowadays we find it hard to build a romantic relationship at a very strong and Godly foundation and pursue it forever. Whenever I see old couples walking together or eating together at a restaurant, I can't help but be amused and really admire them. It's such a nice sight seeing two people who have been and are enjoying their relationship for so many years. I hope that in the future I'll have a relationship as strong as that.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
5 May 10
Thanks for your response. I certainly hope u find a relationship like that. I wanted that to but regretfully i never got it. I really admired them. Hace a great day.
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@pergammano (7756)
• Canada
5 May 10
YOU....GO GIRL!!! What a ray of sunshine...people/couples like those bring into everyone's day! Makes one's heart happy...doesn't it! And isn't it amazing we REALLY take NOTE of it, because it is so seldom seen and heard! I am so glad you saw this lovely couple, and truly took the time to speak with them, as I am sure you brightened their day, too! Not often do we see that kind of deep love and respect! I think speaking with strangers goes with the territory...dear Lady! You would not have been such a successful business LADY if you had not been so open, kind and gregarious! Making strangers feel welcome, I think, comes second nature to you, SOOOOOO give yourself a big pat on the back...you make the world a happier place...just like they did...for you! LUV & HUGZ!!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
5 May 10
U are very kind, my friend. My head is swollen & my arm is worn out from patting.lol. All foolishness aside , they were the sweetest thing i have seen in awhile. it's a shame everyone can't be that kind to each other. I heard him tell her u get whichever ones u want because i like them all. They checked out in front of me & they had bought 6 or 8 bags od dried beans. That was alot of beans. lol. Thanks for your sweetness.
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• Canada
5 May 10
Maybe the beans are the thing that's putting the smile on their faces...remember, baby's smile when they have gas...maybe it's cuz, sometimes it's liquid gas! LOL!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
6 May 10
u ARE A MESS, GIRLFRIEND.
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@AmbiePam (46981)
• United States
6 May 10
I love talking to older people. I guess I should say elderly people. I'll talk to strangers (which is a total change from when I was younger and painfully shy), but I usually find myself starting a conversation more often with elderly people. They are usually nicer than people my age, more interesting than people my age, and funnier than people my age. My own grandparents would have been married 57 years this past April if he hadn't passed on a few months ago in February. Anyone would have been entertained had they engaged my grandfather in conversation.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
6 May 10
Hi Ambie, Thanks for responding. I agree w/everything u had to say, they are very interesting to talk to. I like to hear them talk about the way things use to be. That bugs alot of people, i know but not me. I would have loved to have known your grandad, sounds like an interesting young mad. My grandad's were to to me. I miss all my grandparents so much. Hope u have had a good thurs.
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@AmbiePam (46981)
• United States
6 May 10
When I was a teenager, I was at a different church than I am now. My sister was a little older than me, so when they started a ministry to benefit elderly people, she was old enough to join. Her "assignment", what she wanted to do in the first place, was going with another church member, and visiting the elderly in our church. The ones who lived alone, sick, or couldn't get out much. So my sister came home from her first visit, so excited. She and another lady in our church (probably in her 20s since my sister was 16 at the time), went to visit an 87 year old member of the church we attended. This lady used to be in the circus! She worked on the trapeze! When my sister was at her house visiting her, the lady pulled out really old pictures of when she was doing all of that. Isn't that cool? And just talking to her at church one would never guess what she had done in her life. But getting a chance to talk to her in a private setting, the whole incredible life story came out.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
7 May 10
Wonderful story, Ambie, thanks so much for sharing it.Guess we all need to take the time to really get to know people better. I would have loved to meet that lady & see her pictures. It is 'very cool' that she did that & i bet it made her day to get toshare her story. Hope u have a great weekend.
@qamarep (4453)
• Pakistan
6 May 10
wow that is the dream of me that i fall in love withsomeone and she does too and we get married and live long together
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
6 May 10
Good morning & thanks for responding. I wish u the very best in finding that specail someone. Hope u have a happy day.
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• United States
6 May 10
aww that is such a nice story. I have been married for 2 years and in a relationship for 4 and i hope that in 56 more years i can be like that with my husband. He dirves me nutz smtimes but i stiil love him dearly.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
6 May 10
Good morning & thanks for your response. I hope your marriage lasts that long to. LOL, I think u do drive each other nuts at times. Hang in there.
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
6 May 10
Yes, I believe there are still a few married couples who talk nice to each other. It would be nice if they all treated their spouses this way, wouldn't it? Especially being married this long. They were married the year I was born, come to think of it! Yes, I talk to strangers a lot, too. I need to be more careful in this day and age. I think as long as you know where to draw the line, it's all right.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
6 May 10
Good morning Kathy, I have been around alot of older couples but i don't think i have ever seen this before. It really did my heart good. They were so sweet & cute, i loved it. We do have to be more careful nowadays & that's a shame there are so many mean people around. Thanks for responding, happy thurs. to u.
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