Sheldon and Ida Through the Lens

Sheldon and Ida decided to leave the Hope Lodge.
Ida held Sheldon’s jacket then slipped into her own coat.
With a quick glance in the mirror she placed her purple cap on her salt and pepper hair, then propped Sheldon’s white one on his.

After unlocking many dead bolts out Ida turned her body back to the door and re-locked one.
Then they slowly descended the wide marble stairs to the lobby and arm into arm they walked down thirty second street towards Broadway.
A crowd pushed past them forcing them to move a little faster across the busy street, until they reached a curb, where Ida helped Sheldon up onto it.

After which, she stopped them in their tracks and ruffled through her bag for some cash, then turned to Sheldon and said, “Maybe we should go to the Roxy Deli and sneak a quick knish. What do you think?’
Sheldon turned back and said, “If it’s okay with you, it’s okay with me.”

Again they locked arms and proceeded ahead.


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5 Responses to “Sheldon and Ida Through the Lens”

  1. helen says:

    an outing becomes an adventure = nice.

  2. Samantha says:

    This is so sweet, Fay.

  3. The photo tops it off.

  4. I love this and agree that the photo is great. It made me want to read the story.

  5. Fay Ulanoff says:

    Any critique is a good one, especially on my photo.
    Future plans are in the works for some photo essays.

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