Storytime: romance late in life

Storytime. Sandra and Barry had been friends since Barry moved into the retirement village. We’d see them out and about having coffee and lunch in local cafes. It was a sweet romance that we loved seeing. “I want to let her know I care about her, that’s all. I miss her.” Barry was telling me how he missed their coffee and cake together. “The lockdown means we have to keep to ourselves, for our health, we understand that.” I could see Harry was sad. “I’m not great with the phone so I thought maybe a card. I could slip it under her door.”

We found a card with the sun shining on the front, which Barry loved. “Perfect,” he said, “I’ll send her some sunshine.”

These days are difficult and any way we can find to let someone know they are missed and loved is wonderful.

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