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Reply Wed 26 Mar, 2014 05:56 am
Husband, 86, makes monthly 100-mile trip to leave flowers at bus stop where he met late wife 64 years ago - and his poignant love notes reduce commuters to tears.

A grieving widower has touched the hearts of a village by leaving flowers every month at a bus stop where he met his beloved wife 64 years ago.
Devoted husband Franco Gorno, 86, makes the 100-mile round-trip each month in memory of his late wife.
Passers-by have been moved to tears by the poignant love letters left at the bus shelter with a bouquet of flowers.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/03/26/article-2589680-1C8D0BBD00000578-410_634x468.jpg

His identity was a mystery - until Franco's family told of his love for wife Joan who he met at the village bus stop on a blind date.
The bunch of beautiful purple tulips were discovered with a poignant letter telling his wife Joan: 'Rest in peace my darling. I'll see you soon.'


http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/03/26/article-2589680-1C8D139D00000578-617_634x385.jpg

It reads: 'Joan and I met right here in this shelter 2-3 weeks before Xmas 1950. We married two years after.
'Joan, my beloved, passed away on 9-3-2013 and broke my heart for ever!
'Rest in peace my darling. I'll see you soon, I'll be 87 soon so I will not be long...God Bless.'
Grandfather-of-four Franco told how he makes the monthly trip in memory of Joan.


He said: 'Every month or so I go there and lay flowers because it is the place that I met her.
'I do it because I know she is up there looking down at me. It is quite a journey for me, don't forget I am 86.'
Originally from Italy, Franco moved to Cardiff in 1950. He met Joan at the bus shelter in Neath after he was introduced to her by a close friend, two weeks before the Christmas of 1950.
The pair were married two years later, and they went on to have four children together.

But Franco was left heartbroken when Joan passed away last year.
Grandaughter Joelle Gorno, 19, said: 'I knew they had met at the bus stop, he told me about it a few times.
'My grandad is a really sweet guy and really thoughtful.'
Franco ran his own business in Cardiff called Gorno's Speciality Foods.
One the people to be moved by Franco's romantic gesture was local resident Simon Watkins who found the flowers and note at the bus stop.
He said: 'I went to the bus station and there was a bunch of tulips tied to one of the benches in the shelter with a note attached to it.
'It was such a poignant note and full of love for his wife'.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2589680/Husband-86-makes-monthly-100-mile-trip-leave-flowers-bus-stop-met-late-wife-64-years-ago-poignant-love-notes-reduce-commuters-tears.html
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Wed 26 Mar, 2014 05:57 am
@Lordyaswas,
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Wed 26 Mar, 2014 06:10 am
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Wed 26 Mar, 2014 06:12 am
http://cache.wists.com/thumbnails/8/4d/84d582f4f0abe0ae4ff783c1360fa4ae-orig
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Wed 26 Mar, 2014 06:23 am
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Wed 26 Mar, 2014 06:28 am
The World's Most Amazing Bus Stop. (Unless you know better, of course).


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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Wed 26 Mar, 2014 06:31 am
Shetland Bus Stop.

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Ikea living room Bus Stop.

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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Wed 26 Mar, 2014 06:42 am
http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?id=HN.608009258574942148&pid=15.1&H=109&W=160

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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 26 Mar, 2014 06:47 am
@Lordyaswas,
sweet
jespah
 
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Reply Wed 26 Mar, 2014 06:53 am
The minute I saw the thread title, I thought of the Hollies' wonderful song. Here's a bit of comedy.
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Wed 26 Mar, 2014 07:02 am
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:

sweet


Makes the old stiff upper tremble a bit, doesn't it.



Here's my local bus stop, situated right opposite the Pub. Photo taken ten minutes after chucking out time....

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/u/TvyamNb-BivtNwcoxtkc5xGBuGkIMh_nj4UJHQKuor5Wgrl981TWMwd8VX8FjBTC-rZmnr3YXjlLSA/
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saab
 
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Reply Wed 26 Mar, 2014 07:20 am
Wonderful - the story and the bus stops. Wish we had more of that kind.
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saab
 
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Reply Wed 26 Mar, 2014 07:22 am
http://www.toxel.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/mcdonalds08.jpg


Istanbul, Turkey McDonalds Bus Stop
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Wed 26 Mar, 2014 07:41 am
@Lordyaswas,
Thanks, Lordy. Lovely story. Gotta feel for the guy's loss.
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Wed 26 Mar, 2014 08:59 am

You're crazy for taking the bus - Jonathan Richman.



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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Wed 26 Mar, 2014 09:04 am
Twenty Seven Strangers - Villagers.

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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Wed 26 Mar, 2014 09:07 am
Bus Stop in Havana - Home of the classic car.



http://lh5.ggpht.com/_dlkAw43cLC0/SUBLQd5rIpI/AAAAAAAABeA/UljbQtYEiNU/s800/02-interesting-bus-stops-around-the-world-havana-thumb.jpg



Bus - Malta.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1197/1400319436_39f63fc3ec.jpg

(This bus is a Bedford, and was made about ten miles down the road from me...ahem.....before I was born, of course)
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chai2
 
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Reply Wed 26 Mar, 2014 09:16 am
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Wed 26 Mar, 2014 09:16 am
http://chrisgilesphotography.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/vintage-wedding-with-a-red-routemaster-bus.jpg
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Wed 26 Mar, 2014 09:23 am
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