With a great emptiness in my mug, I must report to you the demise of Mr. Hamilton Beach (AKA Brew Station).
Mr. Hamilton Beach has been a faithful friend and early morning companion for many years. Today his light went out forever. I could tell he hadn’t been as perky lately, but his death came without warning and I am left alone, with an empty coffee mug (and a terrible twitch in my right eye and unexplainable shakiness in my hands).
He is survived by MRS. Hamilton Beach (AKA Brew Station) who will be making an appearance in our kitchen later today (currently she is out in the store room and is unavailable for comment. The only way I will be able to console her is to put her to work first thing tomorrow morning, so she has this day off to mourn). Others who are currently standing unwavering in this catastrophe include several coffee filters, a coffee measuring scoop, Mr. Maxwell House and of course The Mug.
Entombment will be this afternoon and will take place at the Waste Management dumpster. I don’t even have any fresh coffee grounds to sprinkle over his remains. There is only one song that will be sung in Mr. Beach’s honor…that old song by Irving Berlin…’LET’S HAVE ANOTHER CUP OF COFFEE’.
Just around the corner,
there's a rainbow in the sky,
So let's have another cup of coffee,
and let's have another piece of pie.
Please send any bequests to the Juan Valdez Mountain Mule Memorial.
You will have to excuse my emotions but currently I am so wound up (WOUND UP??? THAT’S putting it mildly! I could grind coffee beans in my mouth right now!!! And I’m currently writing this post with my feet!!) I could forgo my shoes, wrap my feet in barb wire for traction to walk across our slippery driveway to get to the storeroom and put Mrs. Beach to work! I NEEEEEEED COFFEEEEE!!!
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