Note Well Your Dawns and Sunsets

In researching a thrift find from last night ($1.97 silver cocktail jigger, has gone for $31 on eBay, not bad!) I came across the quote below from  Crosby Gaige, author of 1941’s Cocktail Guide and Ladies’  Companion. I think it’s a keeper. I also noticed that the graphic from the front of his book, as seen in the photo on the Crosby Gaige homepage , is also the one  I took a photo of at PDT in NYC in January- small world!

NOTE WELL YOUR DAWNS AND YOUR SUNSETS;

REMEMBER THE COLOR AND TINTS OF LIFE AS YOU LEAD IT;

DON’T FORGET THE SMELL OF SMOKE,
WHETHER FROM A FIRE IN THE OPEN
OR FROM ONE THAT CRACKLES ON THE HEARTH;

REMEMBER
HOW GOOD FOOD CAN BE WHEN YOU ARE HUNGRY;
HOW SOFT AND COMFORTABLE A BED WHEN YOU ARE TIRED,
AND HOW EXCITING WHEN YOU HAVE PLEASANT COMPANY;

NEVER FORGET A FRIEND NOR THE CLASP OF HIS HAND;

GIVE ALWAYS AS MUCH AS YOU RECEIVE AND PERHAPS AN EXTRA PORTION;

REMEMBER THAT THE TRUEST PHILOSOPHY LIES IN AN UNDERSTANDING AND ACCEPTANCE OF OUGHT AND MUST.

DON’T LET THE SMALL THREADS OF THE DAY’S WORK SLIP AS THEY RUN THROUGH YOUR FINGERS, FOR FINALLY,

IF YOU HAVE KEPT THEM REASONABLY INTACT AND UNTANGLED THEY MAKE THE WARP AND WOOF OF THE TAPESTRY OF LIVING.

A Vous, PDT Jan 2009

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March 15, 2009. Tags: . cocktail culture, thrift*betty, word of the day.

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