An Old Tale of New Love

It sounds like the plot of a Rock Hudson/ Doris Day B movie.

He’s in love with a beautiful older woman. An absolutely wonderful, amazing woman that everyone adores. The fact that she is in love with another guy bothers him but he tries not to show it.

Meanwhile, there’s the girl he pals around with. They always have a great time together. He even misses her when she’s gone. But he thinks of her as one of the guys. She, on the other hand, has tender feelings for him.

Not long ago, the gal pal found a photo of him. She carried it around the entire day. At bedtime, she was discovered, her long dark lashes resting against cheeks rosy with sleep, clutching the same picture to her chest. The following day, everyone thought she had forgotten her obsession. However, she now carried an intricate box that, when opened, had the photo inside.

The plot is old but my 5 year old and his gal pal are not.

I’m grateful that the women, both the older and the younger, in his life are just as sweet on the inside as they are beautiful on the outside.

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19 comments

  • Poor Malachi is going to be very depressed when he gets older and discovers that marrying your first cousin once removed is frowned on. Maybe by then he will have discovered that other pair of beautiful blue eyes and be carrying HER photo around all day!

  • Poor Malachi is going to be very depressed when he gets older and discovers that marrying your first cousin once removed is frowned on. Maybe by then he will have discovered that other pair of beautiful blue eyes and be carrying HER photo around all day!

  • Aren’t they both gorgeous feminine beings? And both are sweet. My little one is lucky in the women who like him.

  • Aren’t they both gorgeous feminine beings? And both are sweet. My little one is lucky in the women who like him.

  • Hey Kym,
    Are you using a setting or filter or lens on your camera that puts the black “vignette” around your photos lately, or are you manipulating them all with a photo editing software? Just curious – it’s been making for some dramatic effects in recent photos you’ve posted here.
    To the Gal Pal – hold on to your dreams! The Older Woman will be too old in the eyes of the enamored just as you begin to blossom (no offense, Older Woman 😉 )

  • Hey Kym,
    Are you using a setting or filter or lens on your camera that puts the black “vignette” around your photos lately, or are you manipulating them all with a photo editing software? Just curious – it’s been making for some dramatic effects in recent photos you’ve posted here.
    To the Gal Pal – hold on to your dreams! The Older Woman will be too old in the eyes of the enamored just as you begin to blossom (no offense, Older Woman 😉 )

  • I’m using photo editing of the very simple sort. I’m not much of a techno geek–unfortunately.

    I like the way the black takes out the background “noise.”

  • I’m using photo editing of the very simple sort. I’m not much of a techno geek–unfortunately.

    I like the way the black takes out the background “noise.”

  • You are putting quarters in a mason jar now for the therapy posting your five year old’s secret crush online will require down the line, right?

  • You are putting quarters in a mason jar now for the therapy posting your five year old’s secret crush online will require down the line, right?

  • It is sooooo not secret. He tells everyone she is his girlfriend. In fact, the beautiful older woman just brought her older boyfriend to meet the little one. We kinda figure the new boyfriend’s a keeper– both because she took the time to introduce them to each other and because he’s such nice guy.

  • It is sooooo not secret. He tells everyone she is his girlfriend. In fact, the beautiful older woman just brought her older boyfriend to meet the little one. We kinda figure the new boyfriend’s a keeper– both because she took the time to introduce them to each other and because he’s such nice guy.

  • Wow the men in the family are sure forthright. If they are not chasing snakes and bears naked they are declaring their affections.

  • Wow the men in the family are sure forthright. If they are not chasing snakes and bears naked they are declaring their affections.

  • I think my seven year old is also enamored with his cousin…and she’s eleven.

  • I think my seven year old is also enamored with his cousin…and she’s eleven.

  • Its that hillbilly thing—cousins just like the heck out of each other;>

  • Its that hillbilly thing—cousins just like the heck out of each other;>

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