November 19, 2008


WOW!!!!! Talk about a blast from the past. I have told Jeny of things I remember from my childhood - and things that I always had wanted. One of those items happens to be this!

Having been an Air Force brat, I lived all over the planet. One of the places we were stationed at in the 80's was Lindsey Air Station in Wiesbaden, West Germany. Yep - before reunification.... God, I am getting old. But I digress. When we lived in Germany - one of my favorite times of the year was right around Christmas. Over there, they know how to do Christmas.... In Wiesbaden, the entire downtown would be turned into a giant open air Christmas Market. I had my first taste of wine at one (Germany hot spiced wine) - which also led to the first time I ever got sick from drinking (thank god for the McDonalds that was there!).

One of the things at these markets that I always loved were these little incense burners. They are hand carved, and made into different figures. They are hollow on the inside, and designed to come apart, so that you can place an incense cone in the middle and put it back together. The mouth is carved out - and so when everything is lit, burning, and in one piece - it looks just like it is smoking! Well, needless to say, I never got one. For the last twenty five years or so, I have always tried to find one in the states with no luck.

Today Fed-Ex arrived at the house with a little box. Inside was this little guy all the way from Germany! I know, I am so spoiled!!!!

It's the small things in life that really make you smile! Thanks baby!!!!!


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