"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Magpie Tales 287 Lucky Ducks

Photo credit: Gerrit Photography
Men Seeking Women
Personal ads from the 80's 
No electronic emails then
Only newsprint pages rustling
Heard while riding on the bus 
I read "Genuinely nice man"
No mention of "fireside talks"
Or "walks on the beach"
Straight forward honest words
Well over 25 years ago we managed
to find each other. We are lucky ducks.
Thanks to Tess Kincaid for Magpie Tales !


  1. Yep, we didn't need the internet back then. It's sometimes more harm in the dating world than good.

    Have a fabulous day honey. Big hugs to you and scritches to Miss Lucy. ♥♥♥

  2. Sweet ducks.. imagine that it really worked back then... :-)

  3. Genuinely nice is a wonderful virtue!

  4. You make me want the old days back when newspapers were the norm, Newspapers were useful afterwards too! The old cartoon's were so good. Awe, ya got me all nostalgic now...nice write!

  5. I can't recall the last time I heard the rustle of a newspaper.

  6. A nice, happy ending! And i still read the newspaper each day, i prefer that.

  7. Ah nice, it's important to read into what's missing too, isn't it?

  8. awwww, this is wonderful, Stay blessed

  9. Cute ducks. I do get a Sunday edition of our local paper but sometimes it's all 4-5 day old A/P wire stuff and not much local. But it still works to drain the bacon of fat and keep water coloring grandkids from coloring too much of my world.

  10. Oh my Gosh , must have a GSOH !

  11. Now that's a truly happy ending!

  12. Truly lucky! Truly happy you had such luck!


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