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A: I have to admit that my first reaction upon receiving your email was: "Duh Ö I dunno Ė isnít wine a welcome gift at any occasion?" And as embarrassed as I am to admit it, Iíve never, ever seen Itís a Wonderful Life (yes, I know itís a classic). So, I did a little research to find out what the deal is with wine at housewarmings Ö
Apparently, the scene youíre remembering from Itís A Wonderful Life has to do with a little housewarming speech that Mary and George offer to the Martinis after helping them move into their new house: "Bread that this house may never know hunger. Salt that life may always have flavor. And wine that joy and prosperity may reign forever." Iím guessing the proverb traces its origins further back than that movie, but unfortunately, I wasnít able to uncover anything more about its roots. Of course, the best reason to give wine in my book is that itís lovely to drink, good to share with friends Ö and since itís consumable, takes up no space once itís been polished off!
to wear to a wedding
you mentioned, just about the one thing everyone agrees on is
that itís a no-no to wear white to a wedding, unless you
happen to be the one standing up there holding hands with the
groom saying your I doís. That goes for ivory, cream, and any
other potentially bridal-looking variation of white as well, by
the way. Beyond that, the juryís still out.