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! 😉
This was written for Friday Fictioneers. Many thanks, Rochelle!
50th Anniversary Party
Her parents’ 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 Josh’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. “Love you so much!”
18 thoughts on “50th Anniversary Party”
Yes.. you achieved your purpose!!
💖 Thank you, Judy! 🙂
After 50 years, you don’t need all that stuff to be happy. Smiling!
The daughter probably did. Thank you, Maggie. And thank you for everything! 💖
We’ve learned so quickly to move so much of our lives online
For some, they/we were probably already there. Weird world. Thanks, Neil! 🙂
The daughter’s heart was certainly in the right place. Sweet story.
Thank you, Rochelle. I think it’s so challenging, especially in families where there’s much love!
We have to roll with it, don’t we? In the end, the fluff means not much!
I’m pretty sure that the daughter didn’t think not being with her parents was fluff, but, yep, they made do. Thanks, Dale.
That’s what I mean. All the paraphernalia means nothing. The important part is being with the loved ones.
We had our 50th last summer, surrounded by family. Your story really made me stop and think aout how different things are now.
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! 🙂
Awww sweet 🙂
Thanks, Iain. 🙂
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.
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.