January 4, 2012
I just made a very unique telephone call to the Curtis Wineries near Los Olivas, California. Got their answering machine and left this message: "Hi, my name is Bob Bell and I visited your winery last September when my daughter got married in nearby Buellton. I bought a Curtis 2007 Reserve bottle of wine which I was saving for my daughter's one-year-wedding-anniversary. Unfortunately a gang of javelina's broke into my studio and busted the bottle. Can you help me?"
I have a hunch there will be several conversations along the lines of, "Hey, you're not going to believe a phone call I got this morning. . ."
Correction on U.S.S. Constellation: Old Ironsides vs. New Blindsides
"It must have been really cold (a temporary brain freeze?) in the Inner Harbor at Baltimore. Sure you weren't standing in front of the U.S.S. Constitution? You and I are about the same age, but even I remember the actual name of 'Old Ironsides'. I suppose you will have plenty of emails reminding you of this on January 2."
—Allen Wallace, LaFayettte, Georgia
"Sometimes history takes things into its own hands."