Wish you a very Happy “Golden Wedding” ,greeted the guests as my husband and I alighted at the venue of the wedding.
Whose golden wedding is it? I asked even as some of the guests gathered there were stretching their arms to handover the bouquets to us.
“Yours” ofcourse, they replied in unison.
Ours? Exclaimed my husband in astonishment alternately turning his eyes towards me and “our well wishers.”
Yes, they all echoed, their voices reverberating in the air.
I think there has been some mistake. Probably you are expecting the “golden wedding “ couple who might be arriving anytime now, he said looking at the gathering.
No, no mistake at all, they assured us.
I am sure someone has committed a mistake, I whispered into my husband’s ear feeling embarrassed at being the centre of attraction.
Yes, I too feel they have mistaken us for someone celebrating their golden wedding, said he softly.
But, our golden wedding is nearly ten years from now, unless ……I said.
Yes, unless both of us look ten years older than what we are, completed my husband.
May be, you are right, I agreed.
On an impulse both of us turned our heads to have a look at the car that was sent to pick us up from the hotel we stayed in.
We noticed something was written on a placard that was tied to the mudguard.
Silver, golden or diamond ? The words written in bold letters stared at us!
Thank God, whoever played this practical joke seem to have some consideration for us. Perhaps they thought we looked rather young to be celebrating our Diamond wedding quipped my husband.
n.meera raghavendra rao