50th Anniversary Party

I have made a semi-promise to write about happiness, joy, love, kindness, the uplifting. So, hopefully this is as good of a start as any. Let me know if I failed. I’ll try better next time! ๐Ÿ˜‰

This was written for Friday Fictioneers. Many thanks, Rochelle!

PHOTO PROMPT ยฉย Dale Rogerson

50th Anniversary Party

Her parentsโ€™ 50th anniversary was doomed.

The restaurant canceled after the roof caved in.

The virus shuttered the doors of the new restaurant.

Upon deciding to celebrate at her home, the stay-at-home order was issued.

After talking to multiple vendors, utilizing Joshโ€™s computer genius, they were ready.

Then the blizzard came. Would the meals, flowers, and champagne arrive?

Her kind, nurturing parents deserved so much, another 50 years together if it were in her ability.

The first image appeared, her parents, cheek-to-cheek raising a glass of bubbly.

Tears pricked. She pressed her fingertips against their faces. โ€œLove you so much!โ€


100 words

18 thoughts on “50th Anniversary Party

      1. That’s what I mean. All the paraphernalia means nothing. The important part is being with the loved ones.

  1. We had our 50th last summer, surrounded by family. Your story really made me stop and think aout how different things are now.

    1. I know. All of the parties that aren’t parties. My special birthday dinner is still on hold. lol Maybe til next birthday! Thanks so much, Linda! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. That was sweet. One of my granddaughter’s had her 18th birthday party via Zoom soon after the quarantine. It was good to see everybody, but also very emotional to have to be separate.

    1. Yes! I had a gathering on Easter for some friends who were each alone. We are so fortunate to have this technology at this time. We all felt so great after having an evening together even though we were separate.

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