A few years ago, I made plans to provide a romantic Valentine’s Day table for two dinner for an elderly couple in their late 80s. They were dear friends, and I knew their declining health often kept them from doing the “little things” they wanted to do for each other. With their daughter’s approval, I began preparing the surprise.
Plans were to arrive unannounced at their home carrying white linens, china, crystal, sterling flatware … floating heart-shaped candles … and a red rose in a bud vase. I would also bring a favorite, easy-to-transport meal of smoked pork tenderloin, wild rice with cranberries, salad, rolls … and a decadent dessert. After serving my guests, I would leave, returning later for clean-up.
Unfortunately, the Valentine dinner never took place. The gentleman developed even more serious health challenges, and the evening simply wasn’t possible. How I wish I’d had the “table for two” idea earlier because the opportunity never again presented itself.
Perhaps you know someone who would appreciate being treated to a lovely “date night.” Maybe it’s an elderly couple like my friends … or perhaps it’s simply a couple (of any age) who could use a special treat … birthday, anniversary, Valentine’s Day or “just because.” Another option is for YOU to be the #2 person at the table … and surprise a friend with an unexpected dinner.
Can you imagine ever doing something like this for someone?
This is part of a 31-day series. To read previous posts, go HERE.
I’ll be linking to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch and Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound.