It began 4-5 years ago. I went to Smart and Final one late evening. A lady in front of me left her wallet/datebook at the counter and walked away, so I grabbed her wallet and ran after her. We had a quick conversation (about 10 seconds ?), not enough time to introduce each other. She thanked me and told I me I was an angel. I gave her a smile, spreaded my arms like an angel, and ran back to the cashier who was waiting to check me out.
Several months later I met her again at the same Smart and Final. We greeted each other and finally introduced each other.
Then I met her again at the same Smart and Final. This time she was with her husband. She introduced me to her husband. Then I met her a few more times here and there.
More than a year passed without seeing her.
On Christmas Eve (2014), I went to Smart and Final for spinach and kale, and I saw her there. We were happy to see each other. We had a long conversation at the parking lot. She realized I would be home alone for Christmas, and invited me to her house for Christmas dinner.
I will let the pictures do the talking. There was plenty of food. I wanted to have second... but I felt embarrassed to go for second when everyone was finishing up eating.
Oh, she bought the prime rib from Costco.
I wrote her a Christmas card. It said "I feel like I'm in a movie"
After dinner, she told me she would find a girl for me (she meant a wife). She asked what type of girl I like. So I told her that, in a perfect world, my wife will be heavier and taller than I am.
I have a new friend. Life is good.