They walked through town. Past the liquor store, card shop, adult bookstore, the gas station where he used to get condoms when he was a kid. Today they walked at a slower pace.

And they walked by the movie theatre. Saw Planet Of The Apes with Charlton Heston back then, a long time ago. Charlton Heston fighting apes in uniforms; they sat in the balcony.

The ice cream shop was open. It always opened this time of year. Spring time brought allergies and ice cream into their lives; they sat outside in the cool evening breeze and ate their cones; like little kids; he kissed her on the cheek.

And as they walked back he held her hand. Walked her up to the front porch and kissed her goodnight. She did not pull away. He held her close. The old man missed his wife. And, she missed her husband.

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