Frank and Henrietta loved their lives, and each other, they had been together now for about 60 years and had enjoyed every single minute of it.
They used to be inseparable as young adults and had managed to have 6 Children and now have approximately 18 Grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
I say approximately, because they couldn’t quite remember how many were in the clan now, but they knew it was a whole swag of noise and excitement when they all got together twice a year for their respective birthdays.
Frank was 92 this year and Henrietta was 96
Henrietta would always joke at how she went for a Toy Boy and Frank would always get embarrassed and go bright red in the cheeks.
Frank and Henrietta spent a great deal of time teasing each other and laughing. They enjoyed each other’s company immensely
Frank used to have a full head of hair and Henrietta loved that about him. Frank was grateful that Henrietta’s eye sight was going because she couldn’t see his bald spots.
He was also very grateful that her hearing wasn’t as good as it used to be because she couldn’t hear him creak every time he took a step,
Well that’s what he called it anyway.
Henrietta loved the fact that Frank couldn’t see so well these days because her body wasn’t what it used to be and she forever had to repeat herself because Frank couldn’t hear so well anymore.
She had told him numerous times to do something about his creaking’ but he just wasn’t hearing it.
Frank and Henrietta awoke this day, It would have been about 5am, they both didn’t sleep much anymore.
It was a little chilly this morning.
Frank got up first and put on his dressing gown and slippers, Henrietta wasn’t too far behind.
Henrietta looked at Frank and said
Frank Dear, It is very chilly this morning, don’t you think you should put on more Clothes
What, Frank said? There’s nothing wrong with my toes
No No, Henrietta said. More Clothes, More clothes.
Frank looked at her a bit bewildered, *what, why would you want the door closed; we need to go through it to get downstairs, *
Exasperated Henrietta said. Not Close, More Clothes, More Clothes
But I have my slippers on, said Frank
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