This was my first (and only, to date) delivery of pennies that arrived
via Priority Mail. You can imagine the
smile on my face when I picked up the box to hear its sweet musical
jingle. I immediately knew what kind of
present arrived. The thoughtful note was
too good not to share.
“In for a penny, in for a pound. If you are going to take a
risk at all, might as well make it a big risk.” Once involved, one must not stop at half measures! This term originally meant that if one owes a
penny one might as well owe a pound, and came into American use without
changing the British monetary unit to dollar.
I crossed paths with Victoria when I was a mere intern,
starting out in the industry more than 15 years ago. She is a woman I often look up to with a
sustained passion in all things family, wine, food, community, fishing, travel,
and then some.