I was aware of July 18th. Itís not that it went by completely unnoticed. Itís just that the date didnít get the same attention that it has in other yearsÖ the first: a case of wine; the second: a mystery trip to Níahlins; the third: the room at the Ritz Ė complete with the romantic package of wine, rose petals, and Símores. The fourth was almost ignored, until I picked out a ring, for my right hand. This year was the 7th, but we now celebrate in another season, with prescribed lists of modern and traditional gifts to commemorate the year.