Monday, May 12

She Fell Into His Lap 69 Years Ago And They Are Still Together

VE Day 1945 Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square, London VE-Day May 8, 1945
Here's a happy story that makes you wonder if some things in life are meant to be. Are some of the events in our lives pre-planned?

"On May 8, 1945, VE Day, as a Royal Navy leading signalman I was on shore leave with my shipmate mingling with the cheering thousands in Trafalgar Square after Winston Churchill broadcast that war in Europe was over.

Meanwhile, a young lady named Daphne Atkins was partying in a mile-long conga, which later turned up Shaftesbury Avenue and through the pub where my mate and I were having a well needed drink.

On their way through the pub, Miss Atkins stumbled and fell into my lap. She was embarrassed and tried to get up but I held on to her and said, 'There's no hurry.' I asked her to join us in a victory drink.

That was 69 years ago and we're still together. We have celebrated our 65th wedding anniversary, and we now have two lovely daughters, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

I love VE Day"

~ A.W.D. McInnes, Wiltshire, England.

 8 May 1945 VE Day Celebrations Trafalgar Square
1945 Celebrating VE-Day in Trafalgar Square, London
Other Random World War 2 Posts:
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67 Years After The D-Day Landings They Meet By Coincidence
Coincidence During the Battle for Crete World War 2

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  1. I love stories like this. It does seem that we plan certain things before we're born...and it's up to our free will as to whether we keep those "agreements."

  2. nice story mike some things do seem to be meant to be