Monday, March 18, 2019

Archive Favorites ~ Post No. 3

Flirting With Old Men - August 2013

The old man bent over, put his hand on my arm, and whispered in my ear, "in one year and four months, I will be one hundred years old." He was beautiful, tall and straight, with a nice tan that made him look much younger. 

I was in the bread isle in the grocery store, my way blocked by an advertising display and two tall old men. They were busy squeezing a loaf of bread and I didn't want to disturb. When they were done, one thought out loud, "now what should we do?" I smiled and suggested they give me room to walk by. They smiled back, so when they passed me I asked if they were brothers. They were both tall and thin and could have been. 

"No," said the one who looked to be the oldest, "he's my father-in-law." An unexpected answer. Then he went on and said, "I'm 87 and he's 98," pointing to his father-in-law. I felt like I sort of put my foot in it, but they didn't seem to mind. And that's when the older man took me by the arm and told me when he would be 100. 

I could have said he didn't look it, but instead I said, "what a great achievement, you look like you've had a wonderful life." He smiled, a handsome smile that touched my heart and made me feel like a young woman. As they began to walk away, I blurted out, "I just made 73!" They both turned around and said they hoped they had made me feel young. "Yes," I said, "in more ways than one."



  1. Hi Inger - what a wonderful story ... shows so much about you and your character ... delightful - love it. Cheers Hilary

  2. Ha ha, HOW sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-) Lovely!

  3. Hahaha, I like your title and your sense of humour.
    Have a great day Inger.
    Hugs, Julia

  4. I love your memory, what a great story... now I am trying to come up with how the father in law and son in law were only a few years apart in age..

  5. Great post, very nice idea!
    If you want to follow each other, write me on my blog. :)

  6. I love this post. Looks like you made each other's day.

  7. What a Stellar Story . . . Thank you so Very Much!!!

  8. What a wonderful encounter! The kind that reminds me of a "God winked at me" moment. They were both so sweet, and also perhaps a bit mischievous...

  9. Oh, what an encounter! That is something you will think about now and then.

  10. Inger, this is just the best story. I am so glad you shared it!

  11. I love this story! I didn't know we were the same age Inger! you're in wonderful shape it seems!
    now why did I have to add "it seems!" LOL (I'm working at having positive thoughts about age!)
    I'm glad you shared this story too! xo


Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger


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