A few months ago I posted this photo of the 90-year-old woman below. A lovely lady who has been running her little sweet and cheap toy shop for a truly astonishing half a century. What I didn’t know, however, was that her husband also helps out from time to time. A man of a similar age, and a similarly gentle demeanour.
But nothing lasts forever, and it was suggested that the end of this year will be time to pull down the shutters and finally call it quits. A day that will obviously be tinged with sadness, but hopefully there’ll also be a good deal of joy as they look ahead towards their well deserved retirement together.
Great story and photo! I so hope their retirement together is long and healthy.
Thanks! Yeah, so do I. They are both doing incredibly well for their age, and clearly still get on, so there’s every chance they will.
Awwww they look so sweet together! 🙂
Yes, a genuinely lovely old couple. Happy doing what they do, and being together.
Beautiful photo. The information makes me even more able to appreciate the image. Thanks!
You are more than welcome.
Thanks. And good to know the write up added to the photo. It seemed important to include those little extra details.
Yeah, so many of these places have lovely little stories. Such a shame so many are closing, and thus taking those stories with them…
A photograph and a few words can evoke such a strong a feeling in the viewer.
You have a knack of doing this, especially with people. It’s a talent of great value, and you let us have it for free. Thank you.
You are very welcome. And thank you, that’s really nice to hear. Certainly what I strive to do with photos like this, so great to know I’m getting it right.