Thursday, January 6, 2011

Senior Fashion in the Desert....Tucson

All she needed was rhinestones
on her walker!
Now I will admit...we do live a very casual lifestyle...cowboy boots with jeans to dinner.  But our earrings are solid silver and our belt buckles are rodeo worthy.  Eat your heart out Advance Style of New York.

If you truly love people and don't mind being rejected occasionally, approaching an older lady and asking for a photograph can be the high point of your day.  That is what happened for me today.  My husband and I were out on a quest for birthday cards, AppleTV cables and groceries.  We were entering a parking lot when I spotted the most colorful little bird of a lady I had seen in quite a while.  She was accompanied by her soft spoken daughter as they left a restaurant making their way to their car.

Oh my goodness.  Stop the car now...I need to see if she will let me take her picture.  My husband doen't even question me anymore.  He just stops, lets me out and goes ahead to the next stop.

Would you mind if I took your picture?
Not at all, she you want me to take off my hat?

She was dressed warmly because we have been having cold weather.  Red, green and beautiful pink stockings!  I was just charmed.  As I left I said thank you so much and she beckoned to me.  She gave me a light peck on the cheek and said the words that will ring in my ears for a day or two  Thank you lovely lady!

All she was missing was rhinestones on her walker!

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  1. Oh I love that picture and your story. Some moments just make the whole day, don't they?

  2. Um-hmmmm, the anonymous comment was from me -- I cannot seem to remember to indicate that. The memory does fade... Norah


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