It's my Mom's birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!
So this means she and Eddie will go out to a very nice restaurant in East Hampton tonight and the waiter will come over to the table and say, "Can I get you something to drink?"
Mom: Do you have wine?
Waiter: Yes, ma'am, we do.
Mom: How much is it?
Waiter: Well, that would depend on your selection....
Mom: How much is a glass of white wine?
Waiter: Well, our house chardonnay is $9.
Mom: $9???? How much is a carafe?
Waiter: Um, let me see if we 'do' carafes...
Mom: How much is a half a carafe?
and so on. Which is not a conversation you hear much in The Hamptons.
But being frugal is practically ingrained in her DNA, thanks to my grandfather, who once brought my grandmother home a fur coat that he found at the dump. He was perplexed that she didn't want it.
I can still remember being sent on errands to the grocery store when I was a teenager to "return this fruit". "What should I say?" "Say it's just not very good!"
Anyway, small wallet, but big heart....this is for you Mom, Happy Birthday: