Conversations

The friendly Vietnamese laundrette attendant…
…said that her regular Sunday morning customers were all men, a lot of them as early as 6:30. She noted that in her native country, you would never see a man do laundry…

An older lady buying books…
…her husband flew B52’s in World War 2 and was stationed for a while in a little village outside Brussels. In the center of the village square there was a Joan of Arc statue; damaged, her sword was broken at the hilt. The men of the squadron pooled their money together and bought her a new one, but didn’t tell the villagers that it was them who had replaced it. The grateful inhabitants found out anyway and dedicated their village to the squadron…

A friend said…
…the snow in the north of Minnesota gets so deep that when you’re driving down the middle of the road, it’s been plowed into walls on either side, often taller than you are…

Another lady waiting for her daughter in the store…
…in WWII, her friend was making his way through a hamlet in Normandy, his rifle at the ready. He enters a house, hears noise upstairs. Making his way up the steps, he locates the source of the noise; a 14 year old girl scared to death, hiding from the Germans. He brings her out, locates her family, survives the war. They correspond for a few years, then eventually he asks her to marry him. She moves over to the U.S, they’re still together…

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