Okay guys, it’s Wednesday

Gentlemen, start your engines — your romantic engines, that is. It’s Wednesday, and that’s significant. It’s significant because you are going to bring your wife roses today, for no other reason than it’s Wednesday, and you are thinking about her, and you want to let her know that Wednesday is a phenomenal day with her in it.


We’re going to digress for a day from romantic stories of couples from the Bible, to a story that is of biblical proportions to me — a story taken from my memory of what is, hands down, the most romantic couple I have known. We’ve looked into Adam and Eve, Ruth and Boaz, but this is about Horton and Edna … mostly Horton. I say mostly Horton, because he knew how to keep his wife happy.

It all started when Horton, after a brief hiatus from courting Edna to gather his thoughts about what he really wanted in life, showed up at Edna’s door on a Wednesday with roses. He was back, and his presence at her door meant that he was back into the relationship for good. He had made up his mind; she was the most important thing to him.

Those first roses said Horton was back, but the ones that came the next Wednesday, and the Wednesday after that, and the Wednesday after that, said something else. They said “It’s Wednesday, and Wednesday is a phenomenal day when you’re in it.” And the roses kept coming — Wednesday after Wednesday — until they got married, and then they kept coming every Wednesday for the next fifty years. Right up until the devastating day Edna found Horton dead on the floor of his studio, and the paramedics had to pry her off of him (they were never forgiven). Slumping into a chair in the kitchen, after the ordeal was over, she looked up to see a jar of roses Horton had picked from their garden while she was out. It was Wednesday.

So take it from the master, guys. When I asked him the secret of his happy marriage, Horton told me it was simple: roses on Wednesday. Now how hard is that?

Roses on Wednesday
Words and music by John Fischer

Give her roses on Wednesday when everything is blue;
Roses are red and your love must be new.
Give her roses on Wednesday, and keep it shining through;
Love her when love’s the hardest thing to do.

It’s easy to love when it’s easy,
When you’re in a Friday frame of mind;
But loving when living gets busy
Is what love was waiting for all the time.

Give her roses on Wednesday when everything is blue;
Roses are red and your love must be new.
Give her roses on Wednesday, and keep it shining through;
Love her when love’s the hardest thing to do.

Love isn’t something you wait for,
Like some feeling creeping up from behind;
Love’s a decision to give more,
And keep giving every time.

Give her roses on Wednesday when everything is blue;
Roses are red and your love must be new.
Give her roses on Wednesday, and keep it shining through;
Love her when love’s the hardest thing —
Keep on loving through everything —
Love her and love won’t be so hard to do.

Okay guys … it’s Wednesday … and you know what to do. I can’t wait to hear the stories of how it went.

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2 Responses to Okay guys, it’s Wednesday

  1. Susan Kelsch says:

    I sent this to my son-in-law last Wednesday and he took roses to my daughter. When she asked “Why?” He answered, “Cause it’s Wednesday!” Thanks for the reminder… they’re in the midst of a busy time of life with a three and one year old. It’s important to remember how they got here!
    Susan

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