Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Where I've Been

It might be the pint of Liberty Ale at 1:30 pm on what should be a work day. It might just be California, where I am so sure I belong, what with an Anchor Brewing Co. bar-restaurant across from a Peet's Coffee in a lousy airport. But most likely I want the world to be very tender, as I am rushing back to New Jersey to see my very sick mom. The help at the Anchor Brewing bar are all oohing and ahhing over a little bar-top Christmas tree, and one of the employess proudly beams, "I did it--I made these," fingering Anchor coasters she's hole-punched and beribbonned into ornaments. And the tree is beautiful in a way no stupid two-foot tree decorated with beer ornaments can be and the woman, who is now back washing glasses, just doing her job, is nearly full of more Christmas than I can bear.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Tessitura said...

Most comments on here these days are sharp and witty...but I am not. George, you and amy have a good holiday and please wish your mother the very best from us here in Santa Barbara. Thanks for all the great posts and great times!

10:40 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Best wishes for your mom's health and happiness, George.

2:02 PM  
Anonymous James said...

Good thoughts and best wishes.

5:34 PM  
Blogger George said...

Thanks, folks!

8:52 PM  
Blogger CLD said...

George, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Happy Holidays, and infinite good health, happiness and love to you and yours.

6:29 AM  
Anonymous margit said...

George -- best wishes to your mom. Speedy recovery. Will you be in NYC at all?

1:29 PM  
Blogger Tom Hilton said...

What a sweet, beautiful post. Best wishes for your mom's health, George.

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

George,
Thinking of your mom and your family. Hang in there...

Your ally,
Deirdre

3:31 PM  

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