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Love stories

by RosieS on November 1, 2013

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The monotony of the daily commute is often eased by those conversations you can’t help but overhear, on the station platform and often on the train.

This morning it was the voice of an elderly lady behind me that I found myself tuning into.

She was struggling across the station with a heavy-looking suitcase and needed to navigate a set of wet concrete steps to get to the other side.

The person who came to her aid was not one of the young fit commuters who strode past her but an elderly gentleman also preparing to board the same train.

As he carried her luggage down the steps she remarked that it’s rare for someone to stop and help these days. I watched them later on the platform deep in conversation and he then asked her if she’d like to sit next to her on the train as he carried her luggage on board.

They chatted all the way to London. When they arrived she asked him if he’d like to go for coffee. I smiled to myself as I watched the pair disappear into the distance together.

The start of something wonderful I hope.

And on that note congratulations to my little sister who got engaged to a lovely chap last weekend. A real gentleman. The sort of person that I can picture, in forty years’ time, carrying her luggage down the platform steps and helping her on to a train.

She deserves nothing less.

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Kate WitWitWoo November 1, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Awww that’s so cute. Hope for us yet maybe? And congrats to your sister too x

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RosieS November 1, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Hope for us indeed Kate, although hopefully well before we reach our ‘more mature’ years!

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Jen aka The Mad House November 1, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Congrats to your sis and what a lovely post. Something to aspire too.

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Family Affairs November 1, 2013 at 8:32 pm

Aaaah what a lovely story, very heart lifting – do you think we have to wait that long before we meet our soul mate on our bloody commute then? Lx

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maddy November 1, 2013 at 8:56 pm

What a lovely thing to witness – I probably would have shed a little tear as I saw them disappear into the distance together. Congrats to your sister too!

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Mums do travel November 2, 2013 at 9:21 pm

I love this story – I wonder what happened next?

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(Mostly) Yummy Mummy November 5, 2013 at 8:37 pm

Oh Rosie! Reading this makes my heart sing *happy sigh*

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Suze xx November 8, 2013 at 8:17 pm

Ahhh sis! This brought a tear to my eye :) thanks for the well wishes! I really hope the elderly couple fell in love x x x

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Chris at Thinly Spread November 8, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Lovely. Just lovely. :-)

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Mari November 8, 2013 at 10:48 pm

Awww that is just soo nice. Congratulations to your sister and her partner and how lovely to hear such a sweet clip of life :)

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