Dearest Brothers (and a few dear sisters out there....)
One of my other hobbies is home roasting coffee, and one of the coffee roasting lists I follow has a practice of offering "traditions" to the list. These "traditions" range from usde equipment to specialty items that are hard to come by. Essentially, it's a way to gift something extra or no-longer-used to someone on the list who may not otherwise have the opportunity to get it.
(Oh, and if you're wondering, I have no idea where the term comes from.)
Anyhow, I think it's a great practice; as a matter of fact, I believe I actually offered up a "tradition" here on MWK once upon a time, but it's been a while so I'm going to offer another.
To make a longer story a bit shorter, I ordered several brand new copies of Filati's Special Men's Edition (#7) from Germany. As far as I know, it isn't available in the US. WARNING: it's in GERMAN, not ENGLISH.
You can see it at: http://lanagrossa.com/journale/filati_maenner_7.html
Here's the offer: If you want it, send me AN EMAIL (email@example.com) with the word TRADITION in the subject line BEFORE 5:00 pm EST on Monday, February 21st. I'll put all the names in my most recently completely BrooklynTweed Hat and pull out the winner sometime that MONDAY EVENING FEBRUARY 21st (the 14th anniversary of my engagement to JJ).
After getting the winner's address, I'll drop it in the mail.
It's that simple!
Grace and Peace,