And on to more prizes. The giving of presents is one of the ways High WASPs, ordinarily quite averse to visible abundance, indulge without remorse. When we were little, 4 kids in the family meant presents in heaps and mounds around a sparkly tree.
Speaking of which, some present-intensive holidays are just around the corner. What better occasion for a $75 gift certificate from CSN Stores, the lodestar of ‘Buy whatever you like for whomever you fancy?’
They ask that I include a link to www.allcoffeetables.com, using the words ‘end table.’ That’s easy. I would like an end table, which I would in fact put into the hall bathroom, to deal with the embarrassing male habit of scattering reading matter about. An end table with a convenient drawer. Please. Thank you. Moving on.
I’d also rather enjoy finding this rollaway under my tree. The Hartman that has accompanied me lo these many years served gallant but is quietly requesting retirement. And the Samsonite color is so outré it bounds right over tasteless into ironic classic. They call it Solar Rose. Well. OK then.
My niece might like this for Hanukkah. She’s a pet person.
My Dad would love this. He’s also a pet person. If his dog liked it he’d even put up with collateral squeaking.
Today I’d like to hear a little story about a nice present you once gave, or got, for whichever present-laden holiday you may celebrate.
I almost feel like I’m cheating, asking for anecdotes, rolling in detailed riches I may not deserve. But I am honored that you tell your stories here. Thank you.
All images from CSN Stores