Those who remember the old Saturday Night Live will remember the “Emily” line. It was one I said today.

Today we went to the beach, and while DH used the facilities, I waited by a picnic table. On the ground there, I found a beautiful blown glass wine bottle stopper.  “What a shame,” I thought, “it’s filled with all this black sand.”  I spent a few seconds trying to dig out the sand, then put it in our gear bag.

After a couple hours on the beach, I remembered it and told DH what a beautiful thing I had found. I showed it to him and his jaw hit his chest.  Now, I like to think that I am not naive, and as a physician, I am usually not surprised at the seamier side of life at times.

But I didn’t know it was a crack pipe. Really….and all that black sand embedded in it……Really officer, I thought it was a wine bottle stopper!