"Funny weather the noo, in't it?"
"Aye, but it wis lovely on Seturday."
"Aye, the folks in the hoose behind me hud a barbeque, they wur huving a rare time."
"Aye, made me feel right lonely, though."
I felt terrible for the wee lady who said this. How sad that she felt lonely watching others having a good time. There's been a lot in the news recently about loneliness in old age contributing to ill health. These days with so many families living far apart it is easy to forget that older people, who perhaps can't get out as much as they would like, often lead very solitary lives. There may not be much we can do, but a smile and a cheery hello might just brighten up someone's day.