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Wine tasting= $Free, the value of the experience....well you tell me!

March 31st, 2008 at 02:40 am

I joined a local winery's wine club last year. I am committed to purchasing a "shipment" every three months (under $40 for two nice bottles of wine)...and in return, I have a discount on their wines, am invited to some spectacular events- which are free...and I can take up to 6 friends wine tasting any time I want, for free. I enjoy wine tasing, so this seemed like a great deal...and I have not been disappointed.

So, today I needed to get by and pick up my shipment and asked my mom (71)if she would like to go with and do some afternoon tasting.

We went about 1pm...and we were the only tasters there. Of course the gal behind the counter took one look at me and said "Oh boy, what happened to that eye"...argh.

We sat at the little counter and proceeded to have a few samples while visiting with the gal working there. Then, these two other ladies came in and the 5 of us began chatting about our roots...all 5 of us were from Southern California. (not uncommon here in Oregon)...pretty soon a man came in and he was just passing through on his way back My mom actually became the life of the party, telling some great stories...reminiscing...and even got to talk about my dad. Any of you who have ever lost someone you love dearly know how wonderful it feels to say their name out loud and talk about the good ol days...

We noticed that it was starting to snow outside...and we all enjoyed the fact that the sun was out AND it was snowing!

A couple came in then, by now my mom and I had been there about and hour and a half..the young couple was there to check on wedding I mentioned that my SIL and DD1 do DJ and photography...and they took their numbers.

Nana and I decided to head home and everyone told my mom how much they enjoyed getting to know her. On the way home, my mom was glowing...and mentioned that she might consider getting out a little more...she said she'd forgotten how nice it was to socialize. Smile

Wine tasting = FREE
Nana being the center of attention for a whole afternoon while she told tales about my dad....absolutely ....well= need I say more?

9 Responses to “Wine tasting= $Free, the value of the experience....well you tell me!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Thanks for sharing! That is wonderful for you and your mom. You are a great daughter.

  2. boomeyers Says:

    Oh goody! I know the answer! PRICELESS!!!Smile Glad Nana had such a great day! Sounds like fun!

  3. Amber Says:

    Sounds like a great day

  4. luxlivingfrugalis Says:

    Okay, you've got me in tears here - Very heartwarming!!

    YEAH NANA!!! Hope you can help her find some good social outlets!

  5. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:


  6. frugaltexan75 Says:

    What a wonderful experience for both you and your mom.

  7. seven of seven Says:

    Fantastic story! Very heart warming. I hope Nana went home with huge smiles and happiness.

  8. Lady T Says:

    Thank you for sharing that story with us. I could feel through your words just how good you and your mom felt this afternoon. I hope she gets out and has more fun experiences like this one! Smile

  9. Ima saver Says:

    That is wonderful!!

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