... in a simple 'how do?'

Published on 10 Feb 2017
Square or garden with path. Brigita B, Unsplash.

My feet and legs are not strong as they used to be, and the most I can walk is around the Square’s gardens opposite to where I live, using a walking stick and going very slowly. Nobody knows who I am, but it is very heart-warming when someone passing smiles and says a sympathetic ‘Hello’.

Lately it has been a young couple, also another time a middle-aged couple, a young woman and a little girl (who gave me a big grin, I don’t know why), and today a Lancashire man who greeted me in true Lancashire style with ‘How do?’ To which of course the answer is ‘How do?’