We gave an engagement party for our son Jeremy and his (now) wife Katrina ten years ago. It was a beautiful fall day, and we had the party in our back yard. Best of all, it was catered, so all I had to do was order flowers and a few other items.
One of the things I ordered was cocktail napkins. I chose a fall theme—a burnt-orange background with a big apple in the middle. I over-ordered by a lot.
Recently, a good friend remarked, “What’s with the apple napkins? Is there no end to the supply?!!” I assured her that there was an end and that it was near.
Last Sunday when we served drinks to other friends, I placed the last four apple napkins on the cocktail table with a flourish.
In those ten years, a lot has changed—and, at last, so will our napkins.