Saturday, June 11, 2011

Remember Me? (Part 2)

Now you've probably been asking yourself...where does the Red Raspberry Wine come in, JP?  Well...

It was a Thursday and around two in the afternoon when Buddy stopped by to have "brewski" with the Pres.  I remained in my office playing on the computer as they chatted and shared stories.  At one point, I passed through to get them some cheese, pepperoni and crackers.  Placing the snacks on the table, they asked me to sample this wine...homemade red raspberry...that Buddy had made two years earlier.

Initially declining, they kept urging me to just take a sip, so I did.  Although I've never been much of a wine drinker, to my surprise, it was delicious!  And so I sat, sipping the favorful brew, nibbling on a sharp cheddar and an occasional cracker.

Stories were shared.  Stories of Buddy growing up in the coal mines of West Virginia, of his Army days, of the Pres' time served in the Navy.  Laughing, talking and sipping, it was time for me to ask Buddy something that had been bothering me ever since the log for our bench had been brought to the yard.  It was a question that had to be answered becasue I don't like taking other people's things.

to be continued....


  1. Way to leave us dangle!

  2. That wine sounds delish. Can't wait to read the rest of the story!

  3. a cliffhanger, how fun. i tasted homemade peach wine once and i dont drink wine. it was really good, so I am thinking the rasberry is to

  4. Paul and I had some homemade cherry wine last night. I only took 2 sips because I had to do a 10 mile run today and I didn't want to be hurting for it. But it wasn't bad!

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  5. The wine sounds divine!....

    I have blueberry wine and it's my favorite so far... probably a tad sweet for the real wine conisour (sp??)

  6. Well I hope you continue this story soon! You've peaked my interest!

  7. hmmmm...waiting for part three...maybe you can pass that bottle this way while we wait...

  8. That sounds like my favorite kind of lunch!

    Can't wait for the rest of the story! I'll get some wine to go with it!

    Cindy Bee

  9. Learning to make wine is on my list! Yep uh huh... for sure on the list!


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