Ultima Thule

In ancient times the northernmost region of the habitable world - hence, any distant, unknown or mysterious land.

Monday, October 18, 2004

What's deep red, and sparkles and warms a woman's heart?

By BonnieBlueFlag

The Gift

Very recently I was given a gaily colored gift bag, by a dear long time close friend. The gift was so unexpected, it wasn't my birthday, or any other special occasion that would immediately come to mind. Had I forgotten some mutual anniversary date, a holiday that called for a gift exchange? No, it was simply a gift from a special friend.

After the initial delightful surprise of someone thinking of me in such a special way, I quickly removed the tissue paper only to be even more excited, by a gift like no other that I had ever received.

I gasped with joy as my eyes fell upon the exquisite deep ruby red color of the article in my hand. It was adorned by an array of stars. A large distinctive monogrammed initial placed ever so carefully as to be both practical, as well as envied by all who would gaze upon this Object d'art.

The monogram, though not my own, inspired such feelings of patriotism, affection and admiration that I exclaimed with glee,

"Oh, how wonderful, a bottle of "W" America's Ketchup!"


At 7:23 PM, Blogger Pindar said...

Another beautifully crafted tale from BonnieBlueFlag! I admit it, I thought she was writing about a ruby, so my surprise at the concluding ketchup bottle was great. Actually, I read this just in time, because I was about to present a jewel to my beloved, but instead I dashed back to the store and acquired a bottle of ketchup instead. Thanks to Bonnie I anticipate a warm and cozy welcome for my more thoughtful gift.

At 8:28 PM, Blogger BonnieBlueFlag said...

Dear Pindar,

May I suggest that when you present your beloved with your thoughtful gift of a bottle of ketchup*, that you surround it with a lovely bouquet of red roses and baby's breath, in order to achieve the desired effect upon your lady love.

*Need I say that a bottle of "Heinz" ketchup would be a serious faux pas.

Best wishes for a romantic evening.


At 9:07 PM, Blogger Aussiegirl said...

BonnieB -- I think you just saved that man's entire relationship!! Good for you!!


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