What Was the Best Present You Ever Got?

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    Now that the holidays are coming near. We need some great gift ideas. I like homemade, thoughtful gifts, but I'm also into neat gadgets.

    One of the best presents I ever got was a poem written for my husband and me. It was a wedding present, printed on simple stationary. I still think about that gift to this day.

    More recently, I received the Shun Classic 7-Inch Santoku Knife. It is perfect for almost any cutting, chopping, slicing job. Alton Brown uses this line of knives.

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    Best gift ever? One mother's day when I awoke to smells of breakfast, came downstairs and found the kids had totally cleaned the entire house, minus my room. Fresh flowers everywhere and candles burning. It cost the three of them flowers, candles, and a night's sleep. Best gift ever!
     
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    That must have been wonderful and so pampering. What a nice idea. Was your husband the mastermind?

    I remember one Mother's Day when my son was less than a year old. I wasn't able to spend any time for myself. My husband had breakfast prepared and had videotaped Cheaper by the Dozen (1950). I was able to watch the entire movie, uninterrupted and it was such a treat!

    My husband is such a riot. He keeps threatening me that he'll be getting me an ironing board. If he ever does, I know how I'll be using it!
     
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    My ex was a 'riot', but not in a funny way. :eusa_whistle: Somehow I've managed to raise 3 near perfect, ;) adults. 2 of them will graduate university this year, one in Jan., one in June. :clap2:
     
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    A plane ticket that helped me get out of being homeless in Key West, FLA back in 1980 (?).

    I'd gone down there with the promise of a job, but then the cold span hit and there was no work to be had no-how.

    Believe me, being down and out in Key West, when every other working stiff who'd been following the sun was ALSO down and out in Key West is not a whole not of fun.
     
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    Sounds like you did a great job! :clap2:
     
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    A ticket out of homelessness -- Wow!
     
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    thong panties, a mask and a whip? lol

    Actually....right now my favorite present ever is when my daughter, Kati, spend $50 of her hard earned money (allowance?) at the age of 12 and bought me a Winnie the Pooh best friends sweat shirt. I was shocked she had spent so much money on me, knowing that at her age she had to save and sweat for it and put it aside in order to buy me this for Christmas. But the shirt itself said so much about how she felt about us.

    The fact that she's in heaven now.....well, I don't think I have much more to say about it except maybe

    Sometimes gifts end up meaning so much more.


    oh, and my husband really did buy me the thong, the mask and the whip lol...I thought that was so damned funny & cute.
     
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    Gigi, I'm glad you have the sweat shirt and my condolences on the loss of your daughter. I cannot imagine, but that you have a sense of humor so evident on this board, you've got my admiration.
     
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    Kathianne, thank you* Life is too short....
     

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