Monthly Archives: December 2016

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve is one of the holidays that we normally do not entertain on. This particular year though we ended up having everyone at our house, which is fine, because otherwise it seems as if my Bride becomes a catering … Continue reading

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Twas the Night Before the Eve

It was the night before Christmas Eve and one of my assorted characters arrived in town to visit with her family. Ms. Yoga came into town with her son and she wanted to meet up with us, before she settled … Continue reading

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Alas, I Wish I Had More

Most of the time that we have a dinner party here at the house, it is usually white or red wines and sometimes something sparkling. Our Christmas get together with the two Raconteurs ended up with a great surprise. Just … Continue reading

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Two Raconteurs for Christmas

We recently had a Christmas dinner for The Wine Raconteur and The Wine Raconteur Jr. The Wine Raconteur Jr. actually selected his nom de plume when he guest wrote an article for me, and I guess he chose that name … Continue reading

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My Club’s Christmas Meeting

The dinner club that I belong to has made some changes to the usual structure of the meetings. The Christmas meeting is now what is called a Dutch Treat meeting, meaning that each member pays for his dinner, and we … Continue reading

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An Oxymoron

My Bride is a volunteer, she always seems to be volunteering; I sometimes think it is so that she can get away from me. As if being a Mother, a Grandmother, a Godmother, an Aunt and a Bride is not … Continue reading

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A Surprise for a Sixty-Year Old

Surprise parties are always very tricky to plan and require some clever maneuvers to carry them out. One of my cousins had celebrated her actual sixtieth birthday in November, but with Thanksgiving and a wedding, the milestone had been eclipsed … Continue reading

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