So not once but twice this year, I have received gifts that were so thoughtful and loving that they made me cry.
During our visit to Rehoboth Beach last October, my college pals gave me this set of Coca-Cola glasses (over the outraged protestations of their urchins, who apparently grew up thinking that the four glasses would be part of their inheritance).
|Note all those freaking Jewel Tea dishes . . .|
For four years, these friends attended classes with me and hung out at parties with me and ate meals with me -- and they never saw me without a can of Coke in my hand. And they have good memories.
And then just last month, this one gave me the most loving and lovely gift -- just because!
We were in a restaurant (OK, we were sitting at a bar) when she gave this six-pack of Cokes to me, and I got so teary-eyed I had to ask for an extra napkin.
Do you see what she did? She attached a message to each bottle of Coke, explaining why she and I will always be best friends. This six-pack is a keeper, y'all.
And by the way, I really would like to teach the world to sing . . . .