“Let’s have a “theme date,” Sally suggested.  “Give me a word.”

“Apricot,” John responded.  They set two rules.  Each must choose two items or activities which would represent the theme word.

Sally smiled because she knew John was making it easy for her to wear her beautiful apricot colored evening dress.  She loved him for his thoughtfulness.  He knew it was difficult for her to buy new things.  So number one was taken care of.

Number 1 was easy for John also.  Apricot colored roses.  Easy to find.

Second theme items were not so easily decided upon.  Sally scanned the internet.  She found just the answer!  She bought apricots and made apricot jam – two jars.  That would satisfy John’s sweet tooth.  And besides that she liked to remind John that she was a good cook.  The old adage: “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach,” just might be true.

John checked restaurants.  “A-ha, perfect” when he found one called “April’s Cottage” – a nice little place with home cooked meals.  He called and asked them to prepare a nice apricot pie for Saturday night.

So all’s well that ends well.  –  No, not the end yet.  John’s thoughtfulness and Sally’s cooking ended in a wedding, set for the month of April, in the garden below the newly budding apricot trees, food served by April’s Cottage, and, of course, Sally wore white with an apricot rose bouquet, the bride maids wore apricot dresses, and the guys had apricot boutonnieres.

They went on a nice wedding cruise enjoying the aquamarine color of the water.  They decided on aquamarine for their next theme date.

How convenient for me since my next coloryourworld challenge is Aquamarine!  😀


My entry in tourmaline’s coloryourworld challenge.  This week “apricot” next week the word will be aquamarine.  Join in tourmaline’s fun.


About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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8 Responses to “THEME” DATE

  1. ghostmmnc says:

    awww I like that story! What a neat little game to find themes for date night! Great use of the color apricot for the challenge! 🙂

  2. Faye says:

    What a great fun time of writing. Good Story. Lovely theme.

  3. What a wonderful story. 🙂

  4. Pingback: Color your World: Aquamarine | Tourmaline .

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