We have been fortunate over the years to have hired some wonderful young people to help us in our business ventures. The last few years have revealed the reality of how fortunate we were to have had access to those individuals and how spoiled we became by them being such great staff, friends, and family even.
Kegan, Evan, Will, and Conner live in Philadelphia and remain good friends even as all this time has passed and stay in touch with us. They contacted us a few weeks back to get an address to ship “something” to us for the holidays. While the thought of them being gone for this many years and still remembering and caring about us was enough to soften the hardest of hearts, they were doing more than just thinking- they were acting.
So, anticipation set in. My other half is much like a 4 year old when it comes to anticipation and patience, asking every afternoon if “the package” arrived today. It did not come; instead Kegan and Conner stopped by yesterday to hand deliver the package!
While the contents of the package Are not products I carry, nor can I legally sell at this point in NC, they are worthy of your knowing about. The wonderful package contained local Philly Products, John & Kira’s Chocolate figs and Penns Woods Winery Lacrima Dolce and the most important aspect was a note remembering fondly working and playing with us.
Now, The Lacrima Dolce is a dessert Merlot with bright red cherry flavors coated in deep rich luscious dark cocoa robed in silk. The figs are injected with dark chocolate ganache and dipped in a deep dark chocolate. This makes for a perfect pairing that is nothing short of a culinary sexual experience… click on the links above to visit their websites and if tempted enough order a tasty treat!
So, while the boxed gift was a bonus, the real gift happens to be the reality that these young people are part of our family. We were proud to have them in our lives and to have been impacted by them in a positive way. We hope we have impacted them and others as positively as they have us.
As the holiday season draws to a close, we hope everyone has had as wonderful a season as we have here in the little village of Blowing Rock this year.