We had seen a few TV games of our favorite team, the Dodgers, and had chuckled at the cardboard cutouts in the stands showing the Dodger faithful. The cutouts had seemed silly at the time, but suddenly, having been stuck in the house for months, Yvonne liked the idea.
And if she liked it, so did I.
Ordinarily I would have tried to keep the gift a secret, but in this case we needed a photo with specific requirements—a neutral background, arms close to the body, and Dodger gear.
I ordered a team cap, and she posed with a blue shirt, one of her cool necklaces, the Dodger cap displayed in her hand, and a smile that Vin Scully would have enjoyed. I snapped the photo and submitted it.
In her birthday card, I printed the picture and wrote above it, “Soon appearing in Section 157 at Dodger Stadium.”
A few weeks later, we checked the Dodger website, where fan cutouts are displayed one section at a time. Sure enough, in the next-to-the-last row of Section 157, in front of a guy with a beard and sunglasses, there sat Yvonne.