Rochelle’s challenge this week is prompted by Ted’s image of vintage photos.
photo above courtesy of Ted Strutz photo below is from my album
IN THAT MOMENT
I see a young couple walking along the street. Perhaps it is a warm Saturday morning. They have been married for three months. His look is of pure joy. She is jubilant to be with her new husband.
What if her family had succeeded in barring their alliance, saying she’s marrying ‘beneath her’ ? Perhaps her quietness hides the force of her will. He is the one for her. perhaps he can’t believe his luck, he holds her close her arm in his. They smile to celebrate their triumph.
Maybe they will go for tea at Lyons Cornerhouse.
October 16, 2019 at 4:45 am
I hope their love endures. It has a strong beginning, no matter what anyone says.
October 14, 2019 at 12:57 am
This was lovely, Francine. I so hate the “stations” imposed on some. So very glad they ignored the “rules” and chose love over duty!
October 15, 2019 at 7:25 pm
Thanks Dale, so glad you liked the story — yes to love over duty !
October 12, 2019 at 9:29 pm
I like your creative take on this – and the part about “saying she’s marrying ‘beneath her’ ” reminded me of a scene from Down Abbey where Mary ponders marrying “down” when it comes to Tolbert.
October 13, 2019 at 8:42 am
Thanks for your comment. I think the status of your partner used to be a big issue for previous generations.
October 13, 2019 at 2:13 pm
I think you are right
October 12, 2019 at 5:10 pm
So much said in so few words. Wonderfully done.
October 12, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Thanks, I appreciate your comment Alicia – the couple in the photo are close to my heart, so I have thought about them a lot.
October 13, 2019 at 8:47 am
Alicia – I’ve tried to post a comment on your story but it hasn’t appeared on your comments page.
October 12, 2019 at 9:57 am
Sweet, I’m glad she was brave enough to stand up to her family.
October 12, 2019 at 5:38 pm
Thank you for your comment Ali. I am glad she stood up to her family.
October 11, 2019 at 9:04 pm
Lyons where great, and I enjoyed the story very much to.
October 12, 2019 at 5:47 pm
Thanks for your comment Michael, I’m glad you liked the story. I’d forgotten all about Lyons til I wrote this story.
October 11, 2019 at 6:33 pm
Lovely story, and a spaniel dog as well on the photo.
October 12, 2019 at 5:51 pm
Thanks for your comment James — I’m glad you liked the story. The spaniel dog, well, I wanted to put her in the story too but the words ran out
October 11, 2019 at 4:21 pm
Here’s to a long and happy life for the two of them. Lovely piece.
October 12, 2019 at 5:57 pm
Thank you Rochelle, I’m so pleased you liked the story.
October 11, 2019 at 2:14 pm
A picture tells a hundred words! Thanks for reminding me of many a happy hour spent sipping tea in a Lyons Corner House.
Here’s my story
October 12, 2019 at 6:06 pm
Thanks for your comment Keith. Yes, I can still picture the Lyons Corner House.
October 10, 2019 at 11:30 pm
The Lyons cornerhouse is a lovely detail
October 13, 2019 at 12:59 pm
Thank you Neil.
October 10, 2019 at 8:03 pm
I’ve heard somewhere that all you need is love. That seems to ring true for your young couple. Well, love and tea. How does one live without tea?
October 10, 2019 at 8:51 pm
Thanks for your comment.
October 10, 2019 at 7:57 pm
Good for her, a brave move, but definitely the right one.
October 13, 2019 at 8:49 am
Thanks Iain I appreciate your comment.