14 Feb 2009
SMILEY SATURDAY - In love at 70 !
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Today is Valentine's day and time for a love story !
Years ago in 1975 my friend and neighbor Vivi was very much in love with Jack another neighbor two houses farer from ours. Both were married of course and had children. I only realized it because each morning when I opened the window of our bedroom I saw him in his car, driving slowly and blowing a kiss to her standing behind the window in her living room. This went on for at least 4 years where kisses where blown through the air every morning.
Then one day it stopped. The wife had threatened to divorce and moneywise that wasn't possible because it was very very difficult to divorce at that time. Both decided not to see each other anymore, which was not very simple because they lived so close together, just 2 houses on the other side of the street.
In 2007 her husband died and she recovered from a very unhappy marriage. And then one day she got a phone call from her beloved Jack, his wife had died too 2 months later than her husband. She hadn't known. The funniest thing was that both partners were burried in the same cimetary only 3 graves between them.
She was 68 and he 87 when finally they could show their love for each other, which had never stopped. They started to go out together, to travel together and to go shopping together. Both of them remained in their houses, but each afternoon and evening they are together.
They spent a week in a castle in the Ardennes at Christmas and on New Year's Eve he invited her to the best hotel in Waterloo, where they had a phantastic meal with a show and a champagne breakfast next morning.
Now she is 70 and he 89. She has changed, I have never seen her so happy in these 33 years we know each other.