“WILL-BE-IN-LOS-ANGELES-SHORT-TIME-BETWEEN-FLIGHTS-STOP-ARE-YOU-AVAILABLE-FOR-COCTAILS-AND-DINNER-STOP-LET-ME-KNOW-END” read the wire that arrived from a dear old friend from Gene’s hometown of Cos Cob.
“OF-COURSE-STOP-WE-WILL-HAVE-A-GREAT-TIME-STOP-LEAVE-EVERYTHING-TO-ME-STOP-HUGS-AND-KISSES-GENE-END” Gene wired back.
Then the fun began. Gene always loved planning an event--even a dinner for two. First, Gene called her favorite restaurant and made reservations and ordered dinner, so it would be ready and waiting. Then she called a limousine service and arranged to have her friend picked up at the airport and whisked to the restaurant. Then, finally, shopping for a new dress. She finally settled on a beautiful dark blue taffeta, with a flattering flare. Now, for all the accessories that HAD to go with it: beaded purse, jewelry--and oh, that hat with the feathers!
The evening arrived--and so did Gene’s friend.
“As usual, you’ve outdone yourself,” said her friend.
“I knew you’d be in a hurry, so I wanted everything to be perfect,” smiled Gene.
“And it is--but guess what? My flight’s been cancelled! So now we have all the time we need to catch you up on the latest from home...”
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