Today being an iffy holiday I heard from Captain Hugh again.
“Hi Captain, how are you?”
“I can’t get around at all any more” He did sound terrible.
I had my niece, Stephanie on the other line so I cut to the chase.
“So sorry to hear that, Captain. I’ll send you money today”.
I expected a thank you and good bye.
“How are you doing?” he asked.
“I’m okay” I was surprised he was extending the conversation.
“Last time we talked you said you lost your husband” This really surprised me.
“I didn’t lose him Captain, he got a girlfriend”
“I’m so sorry” you could hear that he really meant it.
We talked for a few more minutes and I said ” Thanks for calling me today, Captain. Happy Valentine’s day”
“Happy Valentine’s day to you, Mattie”
And I thought the only Valentines I would get today were the ones left on my door from Liz, David and Rupert.