Monday, August 25, 2008

Housewarming Toast

Friday, our wine group moved one of our members into her first house. Just like in the movie "It's A Wonderful Life" the significance of having a pizza and wine afterwards was very appropriate.

Mary Bailey (Donna Reed) brings three things to Bailey Park, where four-room frame houses have been constructed for immigrant families. Mary and George offer a brief speech at a doorstep, symbolically holding up a loaf of bread, a bottle of wine, and a box of salt:

Bread - that this house may never know hunger.
(Pizza crust)

Salt - that life may always have flavor. (Salty toppings)

Wine - that joy and prosperity may reign forever.

To Sherry, with our hope that you make many wonderful memories in your new home!