He held her arm, steadying her as they climbed the steps. They hadn’t been here for fifty years and it was a difficult climb. The steps were now moss covered and a bit slippery. The grounds were slightly overgrown, but he was not deterred.
James and Mary met fifty-one years ago at a pub nearby. Both were in university and enjoying a much needed time to relax. The semester was over and both were ready for a new adventure. Everything was ahead of them, but on that night they wanted to just “be”. Introduced by friends, James and Mary immediately felt a need to know each other better. This relationship ended up in a lasting marriage.
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