For Thems What Have it All
So…you’re a wealthy lad or lassie. You want for nothing.
Well…almost nothing. However…that which is missing in your life is
that which you’re unaware of. You think you have it all. But I know
better. I know what you don’t have…and I’m going to tell you what it
is…and you tell me if I’m wrong.
Let’s first hop on over to Barbados. It’s hot out. You’re all
fashvitst (Yiddish for sweaty …but with a certain extra flavor which
tacitly intimates a sticky gooey state of body beyond tolerance.) You
thirst for something wet and wild. You crawl…gasping for
liquid…over to the nearest bar. Everybody’s dancing and laughing and
patting each other wherever it is people pat each other. You ask for
a drink. Anything. Anything pal. I’m dyin’ here. And you watch the
bartender mix his concoction.
He starts with a tall glass. He throws in some full-flavored West
Indian rum over crushed ice. It’s lookin’ good already He adds a
little lime juice. Just the right amount for tang. You can’t wait. Yer
throat is screamin’ fer mercy. He adds suger and Falernum for spice
and flavoring. He throws in a small stick. To stir it with he says.
You grasp at the liquid. You down it in one gulp. Ahhh…you belch…a
discreet little thing which no one hears. You don’t know anyone well
enough yet for a full blast. Another…you say to the bartender.
Another one a them watchamacallits. You mean the drink or the stick,
says the bartender. The drink, you say. And the stick too…whatever
And so the bartender tells you the name of the drink. It’s called a
Swizzle. And the stick for mixing it is called a Swizzle Stick.
Now…how many of you out there knew the origin of the Swizzle Stick
and how it got it’s name?. Hmmm?
Well…I would venture to say that Cartier did…because he created a
group of gold Swizzle Sticks for that person who has
everything…except for gold Swizzle Sticks. He made a set of six…in
two different designs. I have a picture of four of the six…two
inset with wood panels…all anchored at the end with cabochon
sapphires. So…what do you get the person who has everything…or who
thinks they have everything. Heck…you get them gold Swizzle
Sticks…and you mix them a quick Swizzle with which to use those
sticks. And where do you get those sticks…original and custom made
for you. Well…heh heh…thanks be the fates that modesty does not
prevent me from saying this…but at Tyler-Adam Corp…of
course…blatant commercialism aside.
For those of you who are new to this thing called Tidbits…may I
direct you to my home page at www.tyler-adam.com where you will
scroll down the table menu till you get to the box that says
Tidbits…and inside the box where it says Tidbit Graphics…click on
the link that says: Stick…where you will see a graphic of
our…Golden Swizzle Sticks.
And there ya have it. That’s it for this week folks. Catch you all next
week. Benjamin Mark
TYLER-ADAM CORP.–Jewelry Manufacturers
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