I was shopping today and ran across a set of small plastic flamingos attached to clips. The set is supposed to be used to weigh down the edge of a table cloth so it doesn’t blow away in the wind, perfect for outdoor gatherings. The flamingos made me smile because of a fun memory.
Years ago my husband and I had a friend. At some point in a conversation she made a funny comment about those plastic pink flamingos that people sometimes put in their yards. A few days later my husband and I ran across one in a store and bought it. It mysteriously appeared in her yard one night. She had a good laugh about it, but then it disappeared and reappeared in our yard, of all things. I don’t know how many times we managed to sneak that dumb bird back and forth into our yards, but it was a silly game that blessed us all.
Well, I bought the set of flamingo clips, added a “you’ve been flamingo’d” note and tucked one where my husband will find it sooner or later. I know he will enjoy the memory and, who knows, it may birth another game of sneaky flamingos.
What I gather from this idea is that a conversation, an item or a trip will trigger fun memories. Be on the look out for those things to remind your husband of good times. Silly is OK.
Memory… is the diary that we all carry about with us. Oscar Wilde
Be generous! Lori <><