Monday, July 5, 2010

Don walked into his apartment and noticed the light blinking on his answering machine. He picked up the phone, pushed the button and listened to his friend Jim’s voice.
“Call me, Don. I’ll be at home this evening. Don’t make any plans for Saturday until we talk.”
Don returned Jim’s call. “What’s up, pal?”
“Hello, Don. I have a family reunion to go to Saturday and I would like you to come with me. I’m sorry for the late notice, but I forgot about it until my sister Connie called today to remind me.”
“Where is the reunion, Jim? I was planning to visit my parents this weekend.”
“It’s in Janesville at the Stillwater Lake Park. That’s not even twenty miles from your parent’s home in Canton. I hope you will come, as I have someone I want you to meet.”
“Not a set up with one of your old flames that burned out, I hope.”
“I don’t date my cousins, Don. This girl is perfect for you. Trust me!”
“Okay, Jim, I’ll meet you at the park on Saturday. Bye!”
“Bye, Don until Saturday. You won’t be sorry.”
Don drove up to the park Saturday morning after spending Friday night with his parents. He heard Jim call as he got out of his car. Jim was busy at one of the barbecues and waved a pair of tongs at Don motioning him over.
As Don was greeting Jim’s parents and sister, Jim approached with a beautiful girl on his arm. She had long dark brown wavy hair and sparkling eyes. A smile filled her whole face as she looked up at Don. Her bright yellow sun dress accented the brightness of the moment.
“Daisy, Jim said, meet Donald. Donald, meet Daisy. Get it! Donald and Daisy, the Disney ducks. I told you that you were perfect for each other. But Don and Daisy weren’t laughing. They were still standing there smiling at each other unaware of Jim.
“Daisy, would you like to ‘duck’ out of here and go paddle together in the lake?”
“Is that a real invitation, Don, or just a wise quack?”
“It is a real invitation. Let’s just jump in with both feet and get to know each other.”
This was the beginning of their courtship.
Soon people stopped thinking of Disney’s ducks when they were near them. Instead they marveled at the glow that emanated from this happy couple. After six months they both knew this was forever. Don proposed. “Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do. I’m half crazy all for the love of you. Will you marry me?”
“I will marry you under two conditions she said. We will never name any of our children any name that can be shortened to Huey, Dewy or Louie, and we will never associate with any couple named Mickey and Minnie.”
The wedding was beautiful. The colors were white and yellow and there were white and yellow daisies everywhere. Jim, the best man, told everyone at the reception how he brought Daisy and Donald together. Daisy just smiled and Don wore a ‘Goofy’ grin.
Oh yes, and they all lived happily ever after!