Siciliano's Market News, August 27 Edition

This week's list of new and returning products follows a few words about my tattered old wallet

Preamble by Steve Siciliano

I like to think that I’m pretty observant but sometimes when I see things a lot I have the tendency to not really “see”them. A few examples—the tufts of grass pushing up through the cracks in the driveway, the trellis in the backyard that needs painting, the weeping cherry trees crying out for a good pruning. I just don’t notice some things until my very observant wife points them out to me. Of course whenever she does I thank her profusely.

The same thing applies to my clothing. I really don't notice the ash burns from my pipe on my T-shirts and the frayed collars on my flannel shirts until Barb suggests it's time they be retired. When I brush her off they invariably go missing. So far she hasn't said a word about my tattered old wallet.