The traditional 1st Anniversary gift is paper. We’re giving ourselves 42.7 pounds of it.

Happy anniversary! And I admit, I am very envious of your 42.7 pounds of paper – just beautiful.


Today is our 1st/22nd anniversary—one year married; twenty-two years together. (We were ready to make it legal many years ago, but the powers-that-be kept saying, “Boys, that dog don’t hunt.”

In some ways, Jacob and I are rather traditional. In other ways, not so much.

Paper seemed like the right choice, but we already had stationary, monogrammed cocktail napkins, and we’re not quite ready for wallpaper. We questioned how we might take the paper concept a different direction. The answer arrived a few days ago in a massive carton.

Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné

Tonight, at dinner, we’ll open the box and take a look at The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné, five books in four volumes. The set weighs in at nearly 43 pounds—of paper. Of course other things add to the weight of the 2,498 page package: ink, varnish, history, creativity, inspiration, genius, and a touch of…

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