The View from the East End (91)
By Inspector HopkinsDecember 14 , 2008
Canonical Christmas Gifts
by Inspector Hopkins
Well, it’s that time of the year again!
Everyone bustling about in preparations for the upcoming Holiday Season. . . making lists . . . checking them twice . . . and searching for those all-so-elusive bargains out there, while still trying to get the perfect gift for that special someone!
Blue Carbuncle Time
Whilst I was returning from some small jollification of my own the other night, I got to thinking about what sorts of things might make good Christmas gifts for some of our Canonical friends.
After a fair amount of deliberation, I came up with this following gift list:
Those were fairly easy choices!
However, shopping for Holmes, Watson, and Mrs. Hudson would be much more difficult, don’t you think?
So . . . what would YOU get for the three key people in the Canon?
Well, for my own personal choices, I would buy Holmes a nice Meerschaum pipe. He doesn’t seem to have one of them (remember, he smokes the cherry pipe when he’s in a disputatious mood), and I’m sure (as a past pipe smoker), he would really appreciate it!
Next, for Watson, I would probably get him a high quality billiard cue . . . the kind that is specially balanced, comes in a case, and screws together in three neat sections. Even thought he didn’t play much (except with Thurston), it might encourage him to get out to his club more often!
And finally, for poor Mrs. Hudson . . . well . . . most likely I would send her on a week’s vacation somewhere out in Cornwall . . . where she could finally get some peace and rest (as long as she didn’t breathe any strange fumes, that is).
Until next time, and wishing all of my readers a very joyous Holiday Season, and a Happy and Healthy New Year, I remain indeed,