Monday, January 19, 2009

January Photo Story

Mabel and Jim Roberts had planned for this trip to England for many months. They saved and saved, putting each little amount in to the trip account. Jim wanted to see relatives and places that involved his family. Mable wanted to see famous places. They did a bit of compromising. They went to see the Changing of the Guard and also to to churches and cemetaries.

The museum gave both of them a medium to remember the past. There was a horse and buggy on an old English street. Now Mable did not live in the time of horse and buggies, but she wished she did.

Her formal was a powder blue. Her companion was an expert dancer and she felt she was floating over the dance floor. He was a very able conversationalist and she felt as ease. He was very handsome in his tuxsedo. The evening had to come to an end. Her companion escorted her to the waiting carriage. As he aided her into the carriage, she recognized her companion it was Jim.

He was just so excited, he was jumping up and down. The merry-go round had come to town.

His father gave a few coins to the attendant and Jim ran and mounted the speckled horse. A girl in pigtails followed him climbing on the white horse behind him. They pretended to be in the wild west. The girl had the biggest smile and a laugh that made him laugh. When the ride stopped they dismounted and looking in the girls face he knew it to be Mabel.

When they left the museum they went and bought a plant with lovely flowers. The plant was brought to the family cemetary and planted there.

When they returned to the states ,full of enthusiasm ,talking about the trip, they had no words that could tell why they felt again like youth. The events that changed them had not happened but yet they had.


Jeff B said...

I suppose when love is in the air, anything is possible.

That was sweet.

Maggie May said...

Yes, like Jeff, I was going to say, that was sweet!

BJ Roan said...

"Her formal was a powder blue. Her companion an expert dancer" lovely dream. Nice use of the prompts.

Akelamalu said...

Oh a lovely story or should I say a love story! :)

Finding Pam said...

What a lovely story. I liked your description of Mabel and Jim. That trip must have been wonderful for

Mrs. Betty, thank you for a beautiful story.

quilly said...

What a sweet love story!

Melli said...

Awwwwww... that was a sweet SWEET story! I loved how you used the non-flashbacks!