“I have drank Coffee…and have borne it very well. Tea must be universally renounced. I must be weaned, and the sooner, the better.” John Adams in a letter to Abigail, 6th July 1774

at the museumHaving coffee with my darling, pictured here about a month ago at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He was particularly interested in conservation techniques.

However, when I mentioned something along those lines about my jawline (conservation, er-um, a cosmetic procedure) he bristled. We bandied for a few moments about papery skin, turkey necks, etc., and he finished off with, “There are no winners in a wattle contest.”

Will contemplate this over a second cup.

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