“I think I may have over-reacted,” Louella stammered, as the kids, apparently stunned by their mother’s outburst, awkwardly kicked their heels on the porch.
“On the contrary, it was extremely thoughtless of us,” the old man said stiffly, “but we never thought how it might look, our giving them candies like that; things were so different in our day, you see.”
“Look, why don’t you pop round for tea tomorrow,” Louella said apologetically, “I’m sure the kids would love that, and you can get to know them better.”
The elderly couple accepted with obvious delight and, descending with care from the porch, hobbled across the street back to their new home.
As they stood in their doorway waving at the kids, the old woman squeezed her husband’s hand.
“If only it were always that easy, my dear,” she whispered, with what might, on a good day, pass for a smile.
What Pegman Saw offers writers the chance to write 150 words prompted by Google Maps. Feel free to take a Pegman stroll around the neighbourhood for your inspiration, if this picture doesn’t hit the spot. I would, if I knew how to save a picture from Google. 😦