By: Jackie, Jerry, Dwight, Carol, Gloria, Doraleece, Mary, John, Larry, Joyce and Gerald on 09/20/18
THELMA'S PLACE, Canby, OR
Larry Jacobson and his wife, Ester have had their anniversary planned for months. A romantic dinner cruise from their home on Lost Island to the mainland. Ester made sure all of Larry and her favorite dishes would be on the menu Ester was ready an hour early, she was so excited. Larry was excited too, he wanted to look nice for his lovely wife. He was wearing the new suit she had selected for Larry, brown with pinstripes; Ester told him it was the latest fashion and Larry trusted Ester, she always looks beautiful in his eyes.
Ester had gone ahead to the boat, she wants to double check that everything is perfect with the captain and caterers. It is time to leave the dock, Ester is busy with her checklist and the captain assumes that Larry is on board with Ester. The captain is wrong. Larry arrives at the dock, his stomach growling to see that the boat has left, it is in the middle of the bay, engines chugging away as Larry sits, sad tears are running down his cheeks. He is also worried because he has seen an alligator in the water.
On the ship Ester is desperately wheeling and dealing with the captain to get him to TURN THIS BOAT BACK! She finally trades her diamond bracelet for a return back to fetch Larry.
The boat returns, Larry and Ester get their romantic dinner and the captain, seeing how in love they are, returns the bracelet to Ester, Larry warns the captain about the alligator so the ship will be safe for all.