My Most Romantic Gift
I had been with a very special man for a little over 2 yrs. when he was laid off from his job with no severance package (NOTHING) and it just happened to be before Valentines Day. We were young and didn't have much money anyway so I hadn't expected to receive anything that year. Valentine's morning rolled around and he came over to my house beaming because not having any money forced him to put a lot of thought into the gift he was about to give. I thought it was strange that he was dresses in a ring masters suit but didn't question it. He led me to the backyard where he had set up a plastic punching clown ($2.00 at a Dollar Store)..... a bag of peanuts. cotton candy....balloons, his dog, and several hula-hoops.(to represent the rings) He then began to talk like the ring announcer in that deep voice saying Ladies and Gentleman in ring number one presenting a reenactment of the best day in this man's life." Well needless to say long before he had his dog jumping though the hula-hoop of fire. (not real fire guys) I was crying. See one of our first dates was to go to the Circus. I had so much fun that afternoon and had always told him that it was one of my best first dates ever. To do this day he is still one of my best friends and that was decades ago. I still have the bag that the cotton candy was in to this day in a box with all my special memories of life.