Last weekend my wife and I left the kids at home and enjoyed a wonderful night of live music at the Lyceum Theater in Historic Arrow Rock. We had a great time visiting with old friends and making some new friends along the way. It’s always nice to leave the hustle and bustle of life behind and go out “Adulting”, but the story I want to share with you today happened way before our night out.
The day before tickets went on sale for this event I got a call from a dear friend, Rebecca Early, letting me know this show was a “don’t wanna miss” kind of performance, and that I “absolutely NEEDED to get tickets. Those of you who know Rebecca will chuckle at this because when Rebecca means something, she MEANS it, kinda like E.F. Hutton, when she speaks, I listen… So I did as I was told. Like any good man who has been married over 20 years, I have learned my place.
I called the Lyceum and pre-ordered tickets for 2 the first week of February and figured this was perfect timing as I didn’t know what to get for Valentine’s Day this year anyway. I would just get tickets instead of the traditional flowers that wither and die anyway. Great plan, chalk this one up to “Thank you Rebecca” because this lady has NEVER steered me wrong.
February 14th has arrived; it’s a typical morning routine at home. I say nothing of it being Valentine ’s Day that morning and my wife and I go on our way to work just like every other day, except after I drop my oldest son off at school, I high-tail it to Arrow Rock real fast to pick up the tickets and head to the school where my wife works. Gifts at home are nice, but gifts at school are GREAT, because my wife gets to BRAG all day about how wonderful her husband is.
I arrive at the school and the secretary escorts me to her room and pulls her from her class, into the hall where I am waiting with an envelope, appearing to be all about business, interrupting her class. My wife appears with an inconvenienced look on her face and replies, “what? What do you need, I’m testing?” So I hand her the sealed envelope and tell her I just needed to drop this by and that I needed a night out.
She opens the envelope with a bewildered look on her face, which quickly changes to a GREAT BIG smile and I get a hug and kiss and I’m her Hero!