Oct 2, 201208:04 AMPlain Jane
Because Moms Can't Be Afraid to Tell it Like it is
The restaurant with the magical menus
About 13 years ago, I went on my first formal date with the bald man. We ate at Gibraltar restaurant in Lancaster and by the end of our meal, I was so convinced that Michael was "the one" that I asked to take home the menu.
Two years later we married.
Fast-forward to a recent night. It was our eleventh wedding anniversary and the bald man surprised me with a fancy evening out. When he pulled up to Gibraltar I was absolutely touched at his sentimentality.
Then, when they escorted us to our table and had champagne waiting for us, I teared up. Next, Michael handed me the most beautiful card ever and slid a gift my way.
I actually gasped out-loud when I opened it: two tickets for a sold out concert he bought months ago! Better yet, he already hired a babysitter for that night. My mouth was on the floor.
And don't even get me started on the flowers he duplicated from my wedding bouquet. Unbelievable!
As we sat there eating the most scrumptious food on the planet, I couldn't stop grinning. I felt like I had won the lottery. I decided it must be that menu from oh-so-long-ago. It was magical. And it turns out, I'm not the only one who believes this. Our waiter framed a Gibraltar menu when his grandson was born. He also told us of other couples who have returned here with similar stories.
I'm not suggesting that eating there with that special someone and taking home the menu will ensure a lifetime of happiness. But you never know. It sure did work for me!