In Lieu of Durable Goods

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Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

It was late last autumn while cleaning out my closets, that I made a conscious decision, to tell my kids that I wished for no durable goods for Christmas.  Only consumable goods that take up either no space, or temporary space, I begged. 

Near the top of my wish list was a ticket to St. Mel’s Crab Feed, which occurs each year at this time.  It is one of my favorite events of the year.

My daughter Jill, who belongs to the St. Mel’s parish, gladly complied.  And, last evening 16 members of our party occupied a long table at the event!  They included family, and friends.

A Mardi Gras theme was provided, with a great New Orleans style live band and dancing.  There were several bottles of wine which graced our table, but one really stood out which I favored most.  It was the 2013 Hess Treo, an inexpensive wine at less than $20.00.  While white wine is usually preferred with fish and sea food, there was also a wonderful Italian Rigatoni with an amazing sauce that paired perfectly with this wine.



http://www.myrljeffcoat.comFrom left to right: Dora (my daughter's friend), me, and my daughter Jill


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Picture of the Hess Treo wine label

 

I take pictures for the purpose of remembering fond times.  I do not impose copyright restrictions on this photo, so you may feel free to use, or distribute as you wish.  However, should you need a Real Estate Professional in the Greater Sacramento area, I hope that you will contact me by email or by visiting my website www.myrljeffcoat.com - Thank You!

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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel - I haven't visited Hess.  I guess I need to put it on my list of things to do.  In my younger years I drank mainly white wines; but for the past 10 years or so, I've really preferred reds, with almost everything.  Gamay Beaujolais, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon. . .The list goes on and on.

Feb 11, 2018 03:37 PM #6
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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George Souto - I've had that going on too!

Feb 11, 2018 03:37 PM #7
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Curtis Van Carter
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Myrl

What a great photo. With the rays emanating from behind you, it almost appears as if you have either a halo or an aura. Either way, does this confirm you are the angel you be. cheers cvc

Feb 11, 2018 04:56 PM #8
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Curtis Van Carter - I'm no angel!  But, perhaps in my next life!

Feb 11, 2018 05:00 PM #9
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
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Myrl: That photo does look angelic! Curtis is right. How did you capture the light like that? And I love your Mardi Gras look. You know what we should do? We should go to lunch over by the train tracks in south Sac at that Italian Winery. Um, Frasinetti. I can do 2/28.

Feb 11, 2018 05:16 PM #10
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Myrl, love it consumable goods as presents and nothing like a good bottle of wine:)Endre

p.s.: wine is red just to be clear:))Endre

Feb 11, 2018 09:29 PM #11
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Brian England
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Looks like such a fun time, I can see why it was on your list of wants.  I bet the food was delicious too!

Feb 12, 2018 05:01 AM #12
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Joe Pryor
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In my wife's family Christmas we only ask for gift cards for our favorite places to eat and gift cards for Apple.

Feb 12, 2018 05:11 AM #13
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Myrl. This is such a great idea and so very enticing too. Looks like you had a great time.

Feb 12, 2018 05:55 AM #14
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Curtis Van Carter
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Daaaaaarling, to me yourrrre cheers cvc

Feb 12, 2018 07:22 AM #15
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Myrl- Its an idea that we've been embracing! My cousins and I decided years ago to go with consumable Christmas gifts and love it. And one of my cousins decided that for Christmas they would go out to dinner with all of their friends rather than exchange gifts. I've been on a quest since the first of the year to edit and I'm loving it. 

Feb 12, 2018 10:51 AM #16
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Chris Ann Cleland
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How fun!  I'm with you on getting gifts that are consumable.  Who needs more stuff?

Feb 12, 2018 11:16 AM #17
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
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Myrl,

 Oh the thought of good pasta...my trainer has me on this diet...If she thinks I am going to eat like this for the rest of my life...I told her no way would I give up my wine on the weekends! Hess makes good wines at all levels!

Feb 12, 2018 12:14 PM #18
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JL Boney, III
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Sounds like a good time and a fun event. I like festivals and my family and I go to as many as we can. And I can completely understand wanting presents that don't take up space.

Feb 12, 2018 06:44 PM #19
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Carla Freund
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Myrl, what a marvelous gift! We do get to the point when we don't need "things" and experiences are better. We would do things like this for my MIL. She has a sweet tooth so one year we got her a cheesecake of the month subscription. She loved it. The funny thing is, my husband got it for her and she called me every month to let me know how much she loved it and how thoughtful it was. 

Feb 13, 2018 05:20 AM #20
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Great mask Myrl and light effect!  Your Christmas gift helped you enjoy a great event with a group people you enjoy.  I remember when Trader Joes opened its first store in my area years ago, I made a few food baskets for holiday gifts. It was a fun way to shop for the holidays.

Feb 13, 2018 05:34 PM #21
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I agree about prefering gifts that can be consumed or experienced.  Who needs any more stuff at this point in our lives?

Feb 16, 2018 01:36 AM #22
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Myrl,

 ALso, I like your idea, I gave Bob Eagle's tickets they are coming to Houston They are really good tickets and so I am glad that we will have an evening together.

Feb 16, 2018 01:24 PM #23
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This post is so full of life and love. Thank you Myrl Jeffcoat 

Feb 16, 2018 05:13 PM #24
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Myrl

Just had to stop back and take another look at the glamorous you. Love Yolanda giving Bob Eagle's tickets. I bet they will have fun. cheers cvc

Feb 18, 2018 08:06 AM #25
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