Yesterday I got Stan the Man on the Gram so thought it was only right to share him here, on the blog, too!
Meet my wonderful neighbour and new bestie, the almost 87 year old Stanley. Only 5 when the World World 2 broke out, lasting until he was 11, Stan’s Mum couldn’t part with him so he wasn’t evacuated to the countryside and stayed put in Paddington throughout the bombings. Such a brave soul.
He was called for National Service at 18 and travelled the world in the military before meeting his beloved late wife Maureen whom he shared childcare with while they both worked, him owning a painting company, her, a Secretary. Stan was a feminist before the term even existed.
Stan and I hang out several times a week, going on long walks together putting the world to rights and laughing endlessly and he’s a surrogate Grandfather to my kids as my Dad is 4 hours away and they recently lost their other Grandpa, David. Stan he brings so much joy and wisdom into our lives and we’re grateful to have met him.
Have you got a ‘Stan’ in your life? P.S. we intentionally matched in blue for these photos, Stan even ironed his shirt especially, you’re welcome!
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