Sleeping beauty

I took some flowers to my mums grave this afternoon. I did think I was on my own but happened to look up & saw this chap sleeping on the bench in the sun.
I took a crafty photo of him.
As I left he called me over & started chatting.
Turned out his name was Terry & he had been bought up in an orphanage in Liverpool. The old story, his mum had an affair with a chap, got pregnant, she was married so went to her sisters for a 'holiday' & had the baby adopted. It didn't work out & he ended up in a home.
I thought as he was talking ah my first stranger picture but he declined to have his photo taken! He said it was bad luck & he might die! Little did he know i had taken this one!

Three good things:
1. Out tonight, we are going for hot pot supper & then a talk by a mountaineering chap.
2. Got stocked up with library books. I love my kindle but it's working out expensive so I'm trying to save a bit by using the library.
3. Harry doesn't seem to bother I have the light on when I'm reading in bed!
Goodness you got the whole life story.. guess it was a good place to have a lip... locals were not going to bother him.. like how you have caught the reflection in the grave stone..
posted February 23rd, 2018  
@julzmaioro He was ready for a talk Julz, I couldn't get away!
posted February 23rd, 2018  
You've brightened his day by chatting anyway Pat - so he'll die happy if you've jinxed him! 😜
posted February 23rd, 2018  
Great sneaky shot Pat At least he proved to you that he was alive ( jinked or not - if only he knew !! ) and he was just enjoying the sun !! I wonder how many of these sob stories are true ! - yet you must feel sorry for the like !! Enjoy your hot pot supper - something warm in this cold spell !
posted February 23rd, 2018  
Well it nearly was a very lucky day for you and I'm sure it was one for him. Lovely sunshine!
posted February 23rd, 2018  
lovely story. When I worked in the police many years ago I had a few "locals" who liked chatting. Turned out he had been a millionaire, his house was broken into and the burglars hit him over the head with a glass vase. He lost everything, all his money, his family, his house, EVERYTHING. I checked his story and felt so sorry for him. But he used to get a warm lunch and a cup of tea from me every day I worked in that area.
posted February 23rd, 2018  
Hope he has somewhere warm the next few days.
posted February 23rd, 2018  
Such an interesting story and nice you stopped for a chat. Hope your evening listening to a mountaineer talking was interesting.
posted February 23rd, 2018  
@lyndamcg 😳 He he I do hope not Lynda!
posted February 23rd, 2018  
@beryl b he looked like a homeless man actually, he obviously hadn't got much in life but seemed very contented.
posted February 23rd, 2018  
@quietpurplehaze I did think of you Hazel & yours & @phil_howcroft strangers. I thought here's my chance but was not to be.....no photo!
posted February 23rd, 2018  
@huvesaker ha ha funnily enough he was telling me a similar tale about someone else, lots of hard luck stories, we are so lucky!
posted February 23rd, 2018  
@stevepo He said he was staying with a friend Steve. I saw him later walking into Garstang, he had a smile on his face!
posted February 23rd, 2018  
Lovely photo and refections. What an interesting story Poor chap.
posted February 23rd, 2018  
A chatty fellow and a nice sneaky image!
posted February 23rd, 2018  
An interesting and rather sad story
posted February 23rd, 2018  
Hope he has somewhere nice and warm to sleep tonight.
posted February 23rd, 2018  
I do wonder how you were able to leave the conversation! Perhaps a "good luck' sufficed? The cemetery might have been a place where he would not be moved on - or maybe he communicated with the spirits!
posted February 23rd, 2018  
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