12 May, 2014

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
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Coincidence During the Battle for Crete World War 2

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2 comments:

  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."

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

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