I gave it up for this, my favorite quote from It’s A Wonderful Life,
Bread that this house may never know hunger, salt that life may always have flavor, and wine, that joy and prosperity may reign forever.
As my friend read the note I pulled out the bread, salt and a bottle of wine. That was her family’s gift. Plus some of my homemade soup and dog treats.
I am so happy for them as they’re out of a townhouse and into a home. I recall a wonderful lunch with two old friends, now gone, of one’s parents who had 500 acres of land and a home well within it. Neighbors complained about noise and were told “then get off our property!” Yes, he was West Point, my other friend was Annapolis, both high up, and they had a $10 bottle of wine at stake at the annual Army/Navy game. They are both gone now, heaven rest them. They’re probably still betting on The Game.
A home is something to dream for achieving those dreams means one has roots. Dee