Friday, August 16, 2013

This story might make you feel better about life in general

The Villager has a feature this week that will restore your faith in... well, whatever needs to be restored.

Meet Mel and Sheryl London, who have been married for 67 years and have lived in the same East Village apartment since 1958.

Sheryl is from Brooklyn; Mel from the Bronx.

"A mixed marriage," Mel quipped.

Through the changes of the Eighties, Nineties and the recent years, they still feel the same about their home.

"What a remarkable city!" Mel said passionately. "When I walk through the streets, however slowly, it keeps me alive."

There is no reason to pine for the good old days. They are still living them.

Read the whole article here.


pinhead said...

Really great story, I love these guys.

shmnyc said...

You mean they don't wish for the days when the neighborhood was all burned-out buildings and junkies? I'll be they even had jobs! How very un-East Village!

Anonymous said...

do they have any kids?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 10:23, No doubt they do. I wonder if anyone told them they should move to the suburbs?

Anonymous said...

The Fifties gave way to the Sixties and the flower children began to show up. “But they didn’t live here,” said Mel.“They lived in Queens and Brooklyn,” Sheryl chimed in. “They came here and changed their clothes to walk down St. Mark’s Place.”

Some things never change.