Many Happy Returns
“Many happy returns.”
I never really knew what that phrase meant. But after Sunday’s pie brunch I have an inkling.
For instance, Graham and the Princess returning one of my cherry pitters with a jar of sour cherry jam;
Or Ruby and her entourage returning to claim her rightful slice of pie after sleeping through the last opportunity;
Or Joel and Mia returning from the desert for Sylvie’s first pie season;
Or long lost Richard taking a break from Hacker School with the ever ebullient Kelly;
Or Jody who makes the annual pie pilgrimage as reliably as monarch butterflies to Mexico;
Or Itinerant Tommy dropping off before he heads to Moldova to invent the new national sport;
Or Dino the Dancer who time and again is always in the groove.
Maybe this is why returns are blessings.