A Gentleman And His Lady

There I was, loping up 80th Street behind an old couple walking arm and arm while the man hummed Isn’t it Romantic (from the film Sabrina).

As I was about to cruise past them, I looked at the woman and said, “It must be so nice to be on the arm of such a good looking man, who sings.”

“It sure is,” she said, shining like a sunbeam.

The man, in what looked like a lime green Brooks Brothers cardigan with a beigy parka over it, looked at me before thrusting out his other arm.

I was so surprised not to mention charmed, and naturally being polite, took it.

They could have been two mechanical Hummels I’d say in their late 80s, perhaps even older, walking like snails, so by the time we got to the corner I was their age.

Despite being late for an appointment, the dental hygienist ready to stab me with my complimentary toothbrush, I was so moved by them strollin along just happy, to still have each other, on a sunny November afternoon…sigh.


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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25 Responses to A Gentleman And His Lady

  1. micklively says:

    A charming tale Susannah: thanks for sharing.


  2. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, thanks for a super warm picture in my mind to start a new week with.

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    • Oh Skinny…you’re so sweet, and so were they. Happy, content. There I was bitching I had to go get my teeth cleaned with Rhonda the dominatrix of hygienists like I was going to the chair, and there they were strolling and rolling along as if life would go on forever…if only…sigh.


  3. Elle Knowles says:

    So nice to have happiness surrounding us even if we don’t always know where to look for it. You always have your eyes wide open Susannah. ~Elle

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  4. That second last paragraph had me in stitches — “They could have been two mechanical Hummels I’d say in their late 80s, perhaps even older, walking like snails, so by the time we got to the corner I was their age.” You have such a way with descriptions!

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  5. And what a nice feeling too. I can picture the glow on your face, Susannah. :O)

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  6. Patricia says:

    I bet everyone they know will hear about their stroll with you. Lovely.

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  7. Dang, that guy sounds like a charmer, to be able to go down the street, arm in arm with two women. I once did that in a hospital and got some interesting looks, but little did they know they were both my sisters. πŸ™‚


  8. The term “Mechanical Hummel” is now part of my vocabulary. I wish I could just stroll on a sunny day giving zero effs about anything but the moment….that is living!


    • You would have lived them. A real example of living in the moment happy to have what you have and they miraculously still had each other plus, they looked sensational. Her Burberry raincoat was pressed to perfection…kitten heels shined. And he was so snappy in his Brooks brothers splendor. Amazing they were. πŸ™‚

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