A LUMP OF COAL!   Leave a comment

For the past decade I have been trying to dispose of ‘things’ that I don’t NEED! I have gotten rid of many things I want but aren’t necessary to my daily living. Yes I love to read and I use to collect books as I really couldn’t/wouldn’t throw them out. For many years I would pack up my books and lug them with me to wherever I moved. It was the same with tapes, DVDs and everything “A Chorus Line”. I, at one time, had a collection of over 500 hippos–no, not real ones! They ranged from a ceramic one to a glass one I bought at Steuben’s, a couple of gold ones from Tiffany’s and whenever or wherever I traveled! When Johnny and I broke up I told him to take all of them.

Right now if I have any collection it would be the framed photographs of friends, show Playbills, me and some remaining “A Chorus Line” memorabilia. Every once in awhile I will come across something that I completely forgot I have which means it is time to get rid of it. Also there are some things that a few people have given me since I have moved here that I just enjoy looking at or use.

Which brings me to the bottle of “Lump of Coal” Dark Holiday Stout ‘much more than you deserve for Xmas this year’ written on the label. It is a 1 pint 9 fluid ounces of English ale imported by Shelton Brothers of  Belchertown, MA. (I had to check if such a town exists and it does as does the business. I have no idea who sent it to me or why but, more important, why do I still have it?

I do have a beautiful wrapped bottle of Seagram’s Crown Royal. In both cases I have no idea who gave them to me or when or why I still have them. I haven’t had a drink in over 34 years and don’t plan to have one again!

Usually around the end of the year holidays I think of giving the Crown Royal to one of the maintenance guys but who the heck would I give the Lump Of Coal?!? And so back in the cupboard both go–unless someone wants to buy them from me or would like to drink them during the February 29, 2016 celebration?



Posted July 23, 2015 by greatmartin in LIFE

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