FFfAW: Mementos From the Past

Credit: TJ Paris

Siblings Jennifer, Jason and Janie gaped at the gargantuan red lantern now hanging right above their dining table.

Dad was beaming and Mum, though initially shocked, was also smiling.

“Uh, Dad,” began Jason, “is this the same lantern you almost crushed Mum with before you guys got married?”

“Jason, hush!” Mum said reprovingly.

“No, no, no, let me tell you what happened!” Dad motioned everyone to sit.

The children groaned but complied, they had heard this story a dozen times before.

“I can’t see!” complained little Janie as she sat down, the huge lantern blocking her view.

But Dadย was already in the middle of his narration.

“So then, the lorry bumped into my parked car, which bumped into the pillar of that Chinese restaurant, just as your mom was walking by the lantern, which swayed into her, flinging her into my arms!”

“Yeah, before sheย almost….” But Jennifer quickly interrupted Jason.

“Ssh, see how happy they are,” she whispered.

Mum and Dad were holding hands, gazing lovinglyย into each other’s eyes.

“I can’t see!”

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20 Responses to FFfAW: Mementos From the Past

  1. I love this! What an usual way to meet your future spouse! It’s wonderful that they are so much in love and have such a loving happy family! Wonderful story!

  2. Awww, that’s cute! Well done ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Sonya says:

    You captured the family dynamics beautifully. Great story ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. mandibelle16 says:

    Cute story S. Happy the parents love their lantern ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Jenn says:

    So cute. If it weren’t for that lantern…

  6. magarisa says:

    What a sweet and funny story!

  7. draliman says:

    Very sweet ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. afairymind says:

    A very cute story. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the family dynamics you’ve captured here.

  9. milliethom says:

    As unusual ways of meeting a future spouse – but it certainly gave the family something to reminisce about in later years. Lovely ending.

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