"The Luckiest Time of All” is a short story about a grandmother recalling how she and her husband met, in what could have been very unlucky circumstances. It is a sweet tale about luck and happenstance.
The Luckiest Time of All Cause and Effect Lucille Clifton
Elzie accidentally throws her lucky stone, and it hits the dancing dog on the nose.
The dog chases her angrily.
A handsome, young stranger lassos the dog, saving Elzie from being mauled. She is very grateful and the stranger is very eager to get to know her better.
Elzie and her handsome savior wind up getting married and living a long and happy life together. She is able to tell this story to her great-granddaughter because of the day the dancing dog chased her.