Friday, October 1, 2010
On smelling the coffee
But finally yesterday I had the kind of time I enjoy here the most. Kris and I went for a walk around town which she often doesn't have time to do because of the quilt store; we both had grabbed a snack at the general store, and we were sitting at a bench by the flagpole enjoying the warm fall breeze off the water, and talking about this fun new place where we live.
There was only one other couple in sight, not far from us, and he was taking her photo with exactly the view we had been eyeing. Now I was never one with the quick pick up lines in my formative years, but I have a good one I use in times like this: "That picture would be a lot better if both of you were in it. Can I take one for you with both of you?" I have only been turned down once, by a married man whose wife would not have been the woman in the photo.
And, as so often happens, we found out a lot about this couple, they had been to Buckley, he had retired from a career teaching junior high, they were here lookng for the quilt store, on and on. A unique couple as you will find, they all are fascinating with their stories to tell if you have time to smell that coffee before you gulp it down.