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She is not where I thought she was.
This is not the first time.
She said that shopping had taken her longer than she thought.
It seemed like an excuse to me.
What was she up to?
It was all very suspicious and worrying.

I would follow her!

I saw her car in an out - of - town car park.
I felt bad feeling like this - unsure of her and so close to our wedding day.

Then I saw her.......
Walking out of a drab building.

"Darling, where have you been?"

"Learning the Quickstep for our wedding dance"

I kissed her.

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    Neville Hunt about 1 year ago

    Ah! Lovely Marion. Back in the 1870s we never had a wedding dance! Canapés in the marquee on the in-laws’ lawn, we changed and then it was a quick step off to London for a fantastic dinner in a posh West End French restaurant while the guests were all treated to a knees up locally. That was the plan, but the hire car seized up on Thetford Chase (where Dad’s Army did manoeuvres), new bride in tears for three hours, no dinner and certainly no dancing. Still, we’ve almost reached our half century...

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    Drew Martyn about 1 year ago

    Haha that's lovely :)

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    Marion E Ball about 1 year ago

    You must mean the 1970's Neville !
    Our wedding in 1960 included a ride in the back of a van with a flat battery down the fairly newly opened M1 to London. Managed 57 happy years and it would have been our diamond wedding on 27th Dec. Wasn't to be but we were so lucky and blessed. No dancing at the wedding but oh, how we loved doing the Quickstep for many years after.

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    Neville Hunt about 1 year ago

    Yes, maybe, Marion, but it was my attempt at humour 🥴. The rest was all true though. Your wedding day sounds exciting too. Sorry you didn’t reach your diamond wedding, but 57 years is terrific. We still have a way to go for that. Hope you’re watching Strictly... they are all so good, but I’m rooting for Bill and Oti. 💃🕺

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    Marion E Ball about 1 year ago

    I have an open mind but I do think we are left with the best ones. I adore watching and love the costumes.

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    Jamie Clapperton about 1 year ago

    Ambiguity and suspense, then a gentle twist. Enjoyed much. :-)

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    Marion E Ball about 1 year ago

    Thank you Jamie. You are very encouraging.

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    Rachel Bee about 1 year ago

    Ahhh, the ending I wanted but didn't know it!

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