Here we are, Christmas weekend and the beginning of Hanukkah, a time emphasizing faith, family, food, fun……….and gifts of course. How did the time pass so quickly?
“……your standard man, at this point in the Christmas season, has purchased zero gifts. He has not yet gotten around to purchasing an acceptable gift for his wife for LAST Christmas. He did give her something last year, but he could tell by her reaction to it that she had not been dreaming of getting an auto emergency kit, even though it was the deluxe model with booster cables AND an air compressor. Clearly this gift violated an important rule, but the man had no idea what this rule was, and his wife was too upset to tell him. And now ANOTHER Christmas is looming, and this man, terrified that he will screw up again, has been racking his brain for gift ideas for his wife. Nothing automotive this time: He won’t make THAT mistake again! He’s thinking Weed Whacker. But he’s not sure. He’s a nervous wreck. A lot of us men are. That’s why we buy gifts at the very last minute, or, optionally, never. It’s not that we’re thoughtless jerks.
Well, Ok, thoughtless. But not jerks! We’re doing our best to get through a stressful season. So on behalf of all men, I ask all you women to cut us some slack; and accept us for the imperfect beings that we are compared to you; and above all, in the spirit of another great Christmas carol, bring us some figgy pudding.”
(Dave Barry, Miami Herald, December 5, 2004, “Who named these guys wise men?”)
Seriously…….to all of you, our sincere best wishes for a wonderful Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, the very best of this holiday season
Peace on earth, goodwill toward all, and thank you for your friendship.
Tim and Erica Blue
Adams Bench Winery
Published by: Tim Blue in Newsletter