categories: Cocktail Hour
Elf Week continues at Bill and Dave’s. Here’s Nina:
My dear friend Abby Jones has owned this card for years, since the early eighties. It was given to her by Mabel Gray, the grandmother of one of her best friends. Mabel lived in Putney, Vermont, the town where Abby grew up and we both went to high school. It was well-known that if you knocked on Mabel’s door, she would likely give you a homemade chocolate chip cookie. But Mabel knew Abby better than she knew the rest of us, so she gave her something infinitely more valuable.
I’ve never visited Abby anywhere that she hasn’t had this card tacked up somewhere, on a wall or on her refrigerator. Abby has also been known to remind people of its wisdom when the card is not handy. Thanks to all these years of friendship, the phrase sometimes pops into my head when I need it most. “Be an elf to yourself!” What could be more cheerful?
P.S. I have no idea if Ricki Soaring Dove is still the practicing town elf of Vinalhaven. But I share her wise council with you, Bill and Dave’s readers. Because really, it’s all the advice you will ever need