The Ballad of Gerald and Lizzie

Gerald and Lizzie - Derek

She worked in a shoe shop. It’s not there anymore. I went in to buy a pair of brogues and she served me. “Need any help?” I was hit right in the heart! Prettiest little thing I’ve ever seen. I said, “Shoes.” I couldn’t talk. Well, the next week, when I went in to buy my third pair, I asked her out, and we were married a year later.

No, she doesn’t always know me, but I look forward to seeing her every day. She’s still the same person. And every day, I introduce myself and we get to know each other all over again. I’m lucky. Who else gets to fall in love 365 times a year?

You see, here’s the thing. People see a couple of doddering old fools caught in a time warp, waiting to die. But I see a beautiful young girl from Dublin who wants to spend the rest of her life with me. I win. Don’t feel sorry for me or Lizzie. We had the best life we could ever have had, because we spent it together.

From the seventh episode of Derek


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