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LIFE'S b. Malin

Updated on August 28, 2011
Photo by Stephan "Gossiping Frogs"
Photo by Stephan "Gossiping Frogs"


Let's face it, you can be Anywhere, at the Super Market, Dry Cleaners, or waiting for the Light to change and you turn and there He or She is, and you know in your heart there is a story to be told...And you're going to hear it, And I did...And now you're going to hear it as well!

I'll call my friend Jane, a woman of a "Certain Age"...very Attractive...Widowed Twice and NOT looking to bury another Husband...Of Course Not...But, still she's looking. A few months ago she is at a Party where a Male friend named Ira says to her, "Jane I've got a friend I want you to meet. Let me give you his phone number and I'll also give yours to him...Let's see what happens, you've got nothing to lose". "Is he Healthy"? Jane asked. "Like a Fine Race Horse, Ira replies back. Would I set you up with anyone who wasn't...Everyone knows you've buried two. This one is Lucky number THREE". And so Jane puts the number in her pocket book and then goes on to mingle.

A few months go by and she is at a Funeral. Her good friend "Ira" has passed away suddenly. She is standing at the open Casket looking down at him and of course feeling sad. Suddenly she feel someone beside her, she turns and smiles. He's tall and quite attractive. "Hi he says, you don't know me, but my name is Morty, Morty Weinstein. Ira, he says pointing at him in the Casket, gave me your phone number a few months back before he left for Florida. I really meant to call you, but I've been so busy...and now our Mutual Friend has brought us together, of course Not the way he had hoped I'm sure". Now they both gaze down at Ira..."He does look good with that Tan and also looks like he might have lost a few pounds". Morty said. "Mmm he does" Jane replied back, they flew him home from Florida for his funeral". "Listen Jane, let's make Ira happy...may I call you next week"? "Of course" she replied. "Well, good" he said as he turned to leave. Jane stood looking down at Ira who looked like a slight smile played upon his lips...must be the lighting she thought to herself as she turned and left the room.

Morty did call her and they have been going out for the past month...She sees him once a week, usually on a Friday or Saturday night. He has taken her to Dinner, the movies, even a Broadway Show. "Look she says, he's a Handsome, Intelligent Man, with a good sense of Humor who must be seeing other Women as well, Right? "That is probably true" I tell her, but at least you're still in the running". "Yes, yes, I am she replies happily...Do you think I should invite him for a good home cooked meal"? "Can you cook"? I ask lightly. "I'm not bad" she answers. "Then go for it, but maybe call and ask him to come on a Wednesday... You Don't want to let him think you'll give up going out on Friday or Saturday" I say. I'm beginning to feel good about my advice. "You know, she says, I think I will...Oh, I'm so glad we bumped into one another...I've got to run, she says as she eyes an Attractive Man across the isle in the super market...I've still got to keep my options open...Do you think he looks Healthy?" "Yes, I replied dryly, that's Lover Man". "Wow, he looks good"! "Yes, yes, he does" I answer back as he sees me and waves... and walks towards me.


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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      Thank you so much for your Comments as well as Compliments...It's what we writers Live for!

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      Old Poolman 6 years ago

      b. Malin - you certainly have a flair for telling a story. I enjoyed this very much and will be reading more of your work.

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      Thanks September Girl for your concern about this woman giving Lover Man the eye...I'm proud to say he ONLY has eyes for Me...He's human, he looks...but that's about it. Anyway, so glad you Enjoyed the Hub Read.

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      september girl 6 years ago

      Sad about Ira the matchmaker. But I feel for you b. Malin...her going after your man. Wow, what nerve, huh? But it was an interesting read. Enjoyed it! : )

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      Hi Alicia, This Hub is a "slice of Life"...which a lot of men and women know oh so well as time marches on. Thanks for finding it Interesting.

      Hey Movie Master, Frogs are my weekness...I just love them! So glad you enjoyed this Hub it's a Mixture...of Life...and Me & Lover Man!

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      I too love the frog photo!

      Great story, great ending.

      thanks for sharing and voting up.

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      Linda Crampton 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This really is a "slice of life" story, and I love the ending! Voted interesting.

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      Mmm Binaya, and a little imagination helps too. Thanks for reading and your Comments.

      Thank you Breakfastpops, you're so right... and Lover Man got a good laugh when I gave him this version of the story.

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      breakfastpop 6 years ago

      Extremely real scenario that is playing out all over America as I write this. Lover Man is all yours! Up and awesome.

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      Binaya.Ghimire 6 years ago

      Life is full of tales only that we have to have keen eyes like yours.

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      Hi Dusty, part Truth and part fiction...and a little of my Dry Humor. Thanks for Enjoying, and Peace to you my Friend as well!

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      50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

      b.Malin, kudos! well played tale, truth or fiction, matters not, the twist was sweet victory, peace Dusty

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      Glad I could Entertain you Vocalcoach and thanks so much for the rating...I needed that after hearing we might get Evacuated here on the Jersey Shore do to the upcoming Hurrican!

      Why do you feel sorry for Marty...He is Dating all these women...Jane is a little Character...will she win him over with a Home Cooked Meal...Mmmm. So Glad you Loved my Hub, Rosemary.

      Not all fiction either Cheryl my friend, not all Fiction...Thanks for the Excellent!

      Hey Alocsin, I'll take any compliment and I too Loved this picture of the "Gossiping Frogs" Thanks for your Vote!

      Thank You so very much Gail...It was Fun to mix it up a little and I so appreciate your Compliments, who wouldn't!

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      Gail Sobotkin 6 years ago from South Carolina

      Very enjoyable story. I especially liked the surprise ending! Rated up, awesome, beautiful and interesting.

      Loved the picture, too.

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      alocsin 6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I probably should be commenting on the story. But I love the photo! Voting this Up and Awesome.

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      Cheryl Kapelner-Champ 6 years ago

      Very cute, what a story. I could picture the entire vignette, most excellent!

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      Rosemary Sadler 6 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      I loved this one, I'm sure Lover Man only has eyes for you. I feel a little sorry for Morty

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      This is such a magnetic story. I love it! And the photo is absolutely precious. Thank you for an entertaining moment, which I need at this time of the day. Rated up!