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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
Ihope this is ok mods, i had it sent me and i just wanted to share it.



I walked into the grocery store not particularly interested in
buying groceries. I wasn't hungry. The pain of losing my husband
of 57 years was still too raw. And this grocery store held so
many sweet memories.

He often came with me and almost every time he'd pretend to go
off and look for something special. I knew what he was up to.
I'd always spot him walking down the aisle with the three yellow
roses in his hands.

He knew I loved yellow roses. With a heart filled with grief, I
only wanted to buy my few items and leave, but even grocery
shopping was different since he had passed on.

Shopping for one took time, a little more thought than it had
for two.

Standing by the meat, I searched for the perfect small steak and
remembered how he had loved his steak.

Suddenly a woman came beside me. She was blonde, slim and lovely
in a soft green pant suit. I watched as she picked up a large
package of T-bones, dropped them in her basket.. hesitated, and
then put them back. She turned to go and once again reached for
the pack of steaks.

She saw me watching her and she smiled. "My husband loves
T-bones, but honestly, at these prices, I don't know."

I swallowed the emotion down my throat and met her pale blue eyes.

"My husband passed away eight days ago," I told her. Glancing at
the package in her hands, I fought to control the tremble in my
voice. "Buy him the steaks. And cherish every moment you have
together."

She shook her head and I saw the emotion in her eyes as she
placed the package in her basket and wheeled away.

I turned and pushed my cart across the length of the store to
the dairy products. There I stood, trying to decide which size
milk I should buy. A quart, I finally decided and moved on to
the ice cream. If nothing else, I could always fix myself an ice
cream cone.

I placed the ice cream in my cart and looked down the aisle
toward the front. I saw first the green suit, then recognized
the pretty lady coming towards me. In her arms she carried a
package. On her face was the brightest smile! I had ever seen. I
would swear a soft halo encircled her blonde hair as she kept
walking toward me, her eyes holding mine.

As she came closer, I saw what she held and tears began misting
in my eyes. "These are for you," she said and placed three
beautiful long stemmed yellow roses in my arms. "When you go
through the line, they will know these are paid for." She leaned
over and placed a gentle kiss on my cheek, then smiled again. I
wanted to tell her what she'd done, what the roses meant, but
still unable to speak, I watched as she walked away as tears
clouded my vision.

I looked down at the beautiful roses nestled in the green tissue
wrapping and found it almost unreal. How did she know? Suddenly
the answer seemed so clear. I wasn't alone.

Oh, you haven't forgotten me, have you? I whispered, with tears
in my eyes. He was still with me, and she was his angel.

Every day be thankful for what you have and who you are.
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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
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#1
sweet x
#2
its called spam :roll: and most probably a chain letter
#3
i was waiting for the punchline
:whistling:
#4
spam isnt sweet its salty lols :o)
#5
maybe it was a deal on yellow roses buried in there . . .
#6
Damn i read all that waiting for the joke at the end :x:x
suspended#7
As she walked out the door she saw a sign:

*Free bunch of yellow roses for every purchase of a Tbone steak*

:-D
#8
I hate the rubbish that gets banded around in emails, I usually direct the instigator to snopes.com and tell them to stop being so ridiculously gullible .

this little except from snopes made me laugh

Originally posted by TrishDaDish:
She saw me watching her and she smiled. "My husband loves T-bones, but honestly, at these prices, I don't know."

I swallowed the emotion down my throat and met her pale blue eyes.

"My husband passed away eight days ago," I told her. Glancing at the package in her hands, I fought to control the tremble in my voice. "Buy him the steaks. And cherish every moment you have together."
Of course, within two years that couple that followed her advice was destitute and homeless, having spent all their money on over-priced steaks instead of waiting until they were on sale (or savoring those items at special times throughout the year instead of every day).

Seriously, is it impossible to cherish a moment with your spouse without disregarding sound financial practices? I mean, I would rather eat steak-ums now and revel in a worry free, early retirement with my spouse than eat a couple of T-bones now and have to continue working 5 or 10 extra years in our "golden time of life".
banned#9
What utter muck
#10
transit
Damn i read all that waiting for the joke at the end :x:x


me too
#11
I heard that they weren't paid for and now she's doing time with big bubba in a mixed sex prison
#12
You guys have hearts of stone:-D
#13
I thought it was nice :)
#14
awww i think this is lovely,and them who moan didnt have to read it x made me cry x
#15
wtf, tht was **** i was reading it with a massive grin on my face waiting for the punch line
#16
Don't think you are allowed to post chain letters on here
#17
thats lovely
#18
why s it a chain letter??????????? doesnt say it has to be passed on
#19
glam-R
awww i think this is lovely,and them who moan didnt have to read it x made me cry x


u being serious? u need to get some cohones, who cries at a spam chain letter? serious
#20
it game me an erection
#21
yep,im being serious x
#22
Aww, there was a lady crying in the tesco car park on xmas eve, she had been upset by her husband, it broke my heart, she said they didn't go shopping together that often :-( I don't know anymore of the circumstances than that but reading this makes me hope they enjoyed their christmas together. Happy New Year all x
#23
I just did a little sick in my mouth.
banned#24
FWD:FWD:FWD:FWD:RE:RE:RE:RE: HEY GUYS! I got this really cool email Lolzz! Plz read it
#25
alnbowes;7360715
i was waiting for the punchline
:whistling:

me too :-D

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