ON THE BACK BURNER

June 27

I went to a local book store to buy a book that I had read while in Israel. I liked it so much , that I wanted to buy a few as gifts. The sales person, said that he was reading it right now and if I liked that book, he recommended another one for me. Not wanting to negate his taste in books ,I bought it. I'm reading it now. The book I liked so much is "Salt". The book he recommended is about drinks. It's just OK. But I do know a lot now about beer, wine ,liquor, coffee , tea and Coke. I did learn why we clink glasses with friends. It's because we all use to drink out of the same vessel, with a straw like reed. A communal drink. It denotes friendship and fellowship.So clinking glasses is a throw back to when the liquid all came out of the same urn. The first farmers who stayed in one place , had a reason to. They wanted to guard the grain ,to make the mash , to make the beer. Who knew. Every one drank beer way back when. It was more sanitary than the water supply since you had to boil the ingredients to make the brew. I just know so much now. Wait until I get to liquor. They are probably going to tell me it was an antiseptic. Right !?

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29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

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31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

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19.07 | 12:33

That lavender sounds very nice!

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