Here is a gem that landed in our customer service inbox giving us a lovely full circle:
"I wrote to you sometime ago about a marine deployed, the need for a glassybaby in marine color, for a visual tug at the heart. That marine has returned home safely, all the parts work (kinda what you wish for in a newborn,) mom and son are fine. After being re-called, he will be back "home" within a week. Your suggestion of color was great as always. We gaze at the marine glassybaby everyday. I appreciate your suggestions.
So, thanks, and I will be offering an Easter and Mother's Day glassybaby this year. Orders to follow. Thanks, Bill"
What a touching follow up. To learn that a glassybaby was imbued with such profound hope and that the hope of a marine son returning home has been realized...this moved us all. Thank you Bill for your welcome words.
Another great bit...one of our dazzling customers came in with her knock out smile the other day...and proceeded determinedly to find the perfect set of 5 True White glassybaby. She explained her intent...while dreaming up a dinner party and the guest list, she realized that five of the friends to be invited are cancer survivors. An awesome, critical mass of survivorship would be gathering together. With her revelation it was decided, the centerpiece of the dinner table would be 5 True White, the original "giving" glassybaby, proceeds from which go to the worthy institution, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Stylishly, the five survivors, would each go home from the party with a True White.
And a food footnote, because I can not resist the vicarious allure of a menu. I had to inquire what the meal plan was for this great evening. They were to dine on pheasant (her husband's catch) with lingonberry sauce and various other marvelous savories. Ode to Julia.
Lastly, because it made me smile...an additional food note. My french husband, who has a cooking style that I call improvisational, chronically puts together the most freelance mixture of ingredients. Right now he has a penchant for juicing every night. A juice concoction might include, ginger, cucumber, strawberry, beet, grape, even the ever skunky turnip. Which leads me to this...the other night improv guy, sweetly wrangled dinner together for us. He prepared traditional pan seared steaks, sauteed potatoes and 'special' sauce. The sauce, origin of my smile, consisted of: steak pan drippings, butter, shredded brussel sprouts, red wine, green grapes (halved,) and yes...maple syrup. Wait a beat...it was delicious.
Until Next Time, Nicola