Welcome home

17 Jul

Waiting at the arrival gate doors  at PDX (Portland International Airport) for my sister to arrive, I observed the following:

  • A dad and two kids –  a boy and his younger sister. The little girl was in her nightie. Dad and the little boy held flowers. The little girl held a box of chocolates. When Mom came through the doors there were lots of hugs and kisses.
  • A man with long grey hair and a long grey beard holding a “Welcome Home” sign. The two young black-haired girls who came through were swallowed up by the sign as he embraced them.
  • Two women who were obviously waiting for the same flight from Toronto. One had Princess Leia buns. A Canadian flag sprouted out of each.
  • A middle-aged couple came through the doors towards their daughter and son-in-law. The mom said. ” I spotted the tallest guy in the room.” The daughter laughed and said, “You’re embarrassing him. He’s sensitive,” as she looped her arm around his waist and brought him into the group hug.

I got thinking that, if I am ever feeling sad, this would be a great place to come to cheer myself up.



10 Responses to “Welcome home”

  1. TammyB July 17, 2018 at 6:52 am #

    I agree!
    Airports are the best for people watching. The truest love can be observed. The hellos and goodbyes are often tear worthy!


  2. shellymkeller July 17, 2018 at 7:34 am #

    Definitely heart warming to see people embracing their loved ones to welcome them home!

  3. arjeha July 17, 2018 at 7:59 am #

    People watching is fun especially at airports. Couple that with the excitement of waiting for someone and you can’t help but feel good inside.

  4. terierrol July 17, 2018 at 8:01 am #

    I love people watching also. Those arrivals all seemed happy, sometimes the departures are too sad.

  5. Lisa Corbett July 17, 2018 at 8:58 am #

    Enjoy your sister visit! I love to people watch at the airport and at the beach. 🙂

  6. Mukhamani July 17, 2018 at 9:05 am #

    It is really fascinating to watch people when we are waiting. I feel there is always something to appreciate. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Diane Cherry July 17, 2018 at 9:45 am #

    Hope you have a great visit with your sister!

    Sent from Diane’s iPhone


  8. Stacey Shubitz July 17, 2018 at 10:53 am #

    Airports are excellent for people watching!
    Speaking of which, this reminds me that I want to take Ari to the airport to watch the planes fly in and out. (However, our airport here is nowhere near as busy as yours!)

  9. Brian Rozinsky July 17, 2018 at 2:08 pm #

    Fun character studies. I especially liked the image of Leia buns labeled with Canadian flags!

  10. Ms Victor Reads July 17, 2018 at 10:40 pm #

    I love people watching in airports too! You captured some great moments. I hope you enjoy your sister time and maybe when you drop her off you will be in someone else’s slice!

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