Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Henry


It was a cold blustery morning. The wind was howling. and as cutting as a knife. Henry pulled his overcoat closer to his body. He was trying to hurry so he could get the fire started before the others arrived for work. Checking his pocket watch, it was already half past four. It was going to be a very long day and he still had his Christmas shopping to do. Henry at the age of 26 was the bank president and though the job paid well it carried with it many obligations. Thus leaving Henry precious little time for himself. As he hurried along he began to think of the new young teller working at the bank. She had lost her husband shortly after the birth of their daughter. She had taken the job to helped support her child and herself. She lived in a small house on the outskirts of town. She spent her nights sewing for the land lord's family. Such a pretty thing and her little daughter Victoria was as stunning as her Mother. Such a sweet child, always doing what her Mother asked of her. Henry had been trying to get up the nerve to ask Emily out to dinner for weeks. Today he was going to ask her if she would have lunch with him and go shopping to help him pick out presents for his Mother. Emily was shivering as she approached the bank. Thinking to herself, I hope Henry has a good warm fire going. Today was a half day at the bank but she still to finish the fancy dresses for the landlord's wife and children. It was begining to snow as she walked into the bank. Henry was busy stoking the fire . The crackling sound and the bright amber glow it cast across the room made a smile come to Emily's face. Henry turned around just in time to see it and his heart skipped a beat. Yes today would be the day he would ask Emily to lunch.

12 comments:

Mary Isabella said...

The two places in the story where the name Harry appears are typeo's It should read Henry all the wat through. Sorry Mary

sha said...

a lovely story mary isabella. you are a gifted writer. thank you for stopping by my place today and for the kind words. have a wonderful day tomorrow. good night.

bj said...

Thank you for stopping by my site today...Henry and Emily...I feel a romance coming on. Will there be more tomorrow?
bj

Mimi said...

will she go with Henry... or will she have to rush home to finish the sewing?
I will be back tomorrow to find out!!!

Jackie said...

Just love your stories. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Whooee this is getting hot! I love it...Mrs. Staggs did a story last year about a snow couple and had huge readership...I may have to join in!

Sweet Remembrance said...

Love this story...
I need more!
Priscilla

Laurie said...

I love the story! You are a gifted writer.

Laurie

Sam I Am said...

Hi Mary!
I tried to bring you snow from NY.. but alas..it melted on the plane...hehehehehehe
hugs..
sandy

Mrs. G. said...

OK...Phyllis said it was good. Now I'm hooked.

Kathleen Grace said...

Oooh! There is more to the story, I love it:>)

justabeachkat said...

Hi there! I haven't stopped by in awhile...it's been wild and crazy around my home with decorating, shopping, wrapping gifts, plus I've been out of town, but I'm back now and trying to catch up on my blog reading. I've enjoyed visiting you this morning. You've been busy too. I'm enjoying your wonderful story. Hoping for more.

Christmas hugs!
Kat