Hand Holding Blues

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I do hope that HeeHoo will become President of the United States one day !!
He certainly has the intellectual capability, but the main reason is that he will be forced to HOLD MY HAND !!

Failing that he needs to take more notice of the way Meghan and Harry travel. (Duke and Duchess of Sussex for the uninitiated!!)

It is obviously obligatory for USA First Ladies and First Men to hold hands adoringly at all times during state events. But of course the first prize goes to Megan and Harry, they might wear away the skin on their hands if their hand holding marathon continues for much longer!!

HeeHoo has never been a HAND HOLDER, His hand, for a start is much larger than mine, and his fingers much bigger, so my delicate mitt gets seriously stressed.

My phalanxes are pulled to capacity, my stretched metacarpus go into spasm, and my grapple and grasp becomes seriously inadequate.

Subsequently we are a metacarpusly challenged couple !! Besides which HeeHoo is not a groper by nature .... so I would delight in his having to hold my hand because the PR people say so !!

Taking one's arm is another loving gesture that I would make the most of if we were America's First Couple. HeeHoo first took my arm solicitously on the day we got married .....even then he had to wrestle it away from my dear departed Dad who took me by the incorrect arm to march me down the aisle. To the glee of the congregation - I nearly got married to my Papa in error !! However although he forgot about solicitous arm holding for many years, he now knows to do it whenever he can, as I am now prone to fall on my face, especially on Swedens cobbled streets!!

Don't get me wrong, HeeHoo shows much affection in other ways, for example I am exactly the right height for him to lean on as I am the same height as his favourite bar counter !!

It's all to do with astrology of course, Capricorns are not big on showing public affection according to my book on the stars !

A Capricorn will tell you he loves you twice in his life, I have been told, once on the day he proposes and the second time on the day one's first child is born ... and so my only hope is for him to succeed Mr Biden.

Mind you, don't get me wrong, he has won the Father of the Year Award and the Husband of the Year Award for the last forty years, and grandfather of the year award for the last 7 years, so holding hands really is very low on the priority list I suppose....

I mean they are a lucky couple, Meghan and Harry both the same height for comfortable hand holding. HeeHoo is much taller that I, I am but "two bricks and a ticky high" as Mother used to say, and the Reluctant Duchess is statuesque and regal.

Happily my two daughters are the same size as I (height wise only I assure you) and they love to hold hands with Mom. They love to hug and snuggle, and the three of us can easily make up for HeeHoo's stern Victorian fatherly attitude. And now that I have grandchildren I get more cuddles than even I can cope with!!

But hey, looking at what the years ahead hold for all of us, maybe I have changed my mind, and not all the hand holding in the world would make me wish to walk my way down the road to Buckingham palace or the White House !!



SUN 11 JUNE 2023

Bulawayo East Seventh Day Adventist Church
Youth ministries department

1st street and Townsend Road
9.30 am to 3 pm

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With so many thanks to the ever generous Bulawayo public.

Alliance Francaise de Bulawayo

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