I was in the kitchen cooking some chicken dish, chopping veggies and slicing tomatoes, when I got to thinking about gifts. About how most gifts are nice and you use them up or wear them out or don't ever use them at all, putting them in a drawer and forgetting about them. Most "things" are not designed to last long and don't. But a few years ago, when you were flush with money, (probably the Irish lads' deposit) you came up here for my birthday and spent far too much on a high end set of knives. I have to tell you I love those knives, especially the 8" chefs knife, I use them every day, and I have a fleeting thought of you whenever I use one. They will outlast me, they'll outlast Lisa. Someday Mia or Lucy will probably have them. (I bought Nate and Berni a nice set of their own.)
The perfect gift. Thanks again.
PS I have cut myself several times using them, but it was always my fault, not the knifes. And always a nice, clean cut.