ice rink

“Let’s do it!”  Sandy and Hank agreed. “An ice-skating honeymoon.” So the wedding  was on Valentine’s Day – fifty years ago.

They first met at a skating rink when Hank helped Sandy after a fall.  She had twisted her ankle.  Hank called or visited every day for a week to check on Sandy’s welfare.

As couples in the mountains love hiking; as couples in the Midwest love hunting; as couples on the beach loved swimming, Hank and Sandy loved dancing on ice.

“May I have this dance?”  They smiled.  Three times around the rink.  This time Hank fell.

It was their fiftieth anniversary.


PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

Rochelle’s Challenge:  From the picture prompt write a complete story in 100 words.

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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35 Responses to LAST DANCE

  1. ivor20 says:

    A touching story Oneta……..”Thanks For the Dance”……….

  2. msjadeli says:

    Sounds like a true story. An endearing one, either way.

  3. Lovely stuff, long may it continue!

  4. It’s so nice to see that true love can come from something as droll as a common interest~

  5. Gives a whole new meaning to ‘falling in love’! Delightful.

    Here’s mine!

  6. James McEwan says:

    We all have our favourites – story to hear about Hank, I hope he is recovering or is he?

  7. granonine says:

    Ah, the years do make a difference. Having celebrated our 50th in June, I could easily insert Terry and me into this story. Thankful for 50 years. Wondering how much longer. . .

  8. pennygadd51 says:

    Ah, I’m sad that you say no recovery is possible! I’m going to adopt ‘reader’s prerogative’ so, because the text of the story doesn’t say Hank died, only that he fell, I am going to conclude the story for myself that he fell and twisted his ankle, and was otherwise okay. Sweet story, Oneta!

  9. susanmehr says:

    So sweet and romantic.

  10. Dale says:

    What a sweet story, Oneta!

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