"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 !


Sandee said...

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. ♥♥♥

brudberg said...

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

Margaret said...

Genuinely nice is a wonderful virtue!

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Yes, times have changed. Funny your poem!
Limbo Delirium
Black & White Abstract

Bekkie Sanchez said...

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!

Stephen Hayes said...

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

messymimi said...

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

Maria said...

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

DEE DEE said...

awwww, this is wonderful, Stay blessed

Celia said...

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.

Kutamun said...

Oh my Gosh , must have a GSOH !

Karen S. said...

Now that's a truly happy ending!

Kathleen said...

Truly lucky! Truly happy you had such luck!