Tomorrow is a great day on the American calendar. For me, it really starts the “holiday season.” Thanksgiving is a great time to stop, reflect, and express thanks and love for all the blessings in life. In addition, once we celebrate Thanksgiving it is acceptable (and not deemed “weird”) to play Christmas music, put up the tree, and string the lights. Thanksgiving is a great day of giving thanks (as the name implies) but for many it has become only a gluttonous afternoon of Friends, Food, and Football that stands in the way of the biggest shopping day of the year, affectionately dubbed “black Friday.”
Ah yes… black Friday. That blessed day that brings out the big sales and big shoppers. Nothing says deck the halls and merry Christmas like fighting a complete stranger for sesame street dolls and video game consoles. Mark my words… check the news headlines on Saturday and, for sure, on Monday. There will be violence.
A very good friend of mine took it upon himself to bring all the good and love of the holiday season to my door a bit early. “When what to my wondering eyes should appear, but the UPS man and box full of stogies.” You know you have a friend worth keeping when he sends you a box of “man roses”… in this case a sampler of Nub cigars.
Why Nub? Well…
Eddie Murphy does a fantastic impression of Buckwheat from the Little Rascals. One of my favorite songs that he sings is Kenny Rogers and Dolly Partons’ “Lookin’ for Love” or, as Buckwheat sings it:
Wookin’ Pa Nub.
So Nub became a nickname in high school.
Thank you, dear friend, for the “care package.” Rest assured, these delectable beauties will not live to see the calendar flip to December.