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Friday, June 5, 2009
A Special Gift
In the world of today most kids receive countless gifts for their birthdays and for Christmas. It wasn’t always that way. In days of yore a lot of kids were lucky to get an extra slab of meat on their plates during those special occasions. My mother has a twin, and their birthday was on December 26th. When Christmas came around, she often received one gift for her birthday and Christmas, and she usually had to share it with her brother. On one special Christmas she had a present with just her name on it. She had been asking for a watch, and the box was about the right size for a watch. Christmas came, she opened the box, and sure enough it was an……… ink pen. Talk about a big disappointment.
She got over this disappointment a long time ago, but by the time this Christmas comes around, I would love to get her the watch that is in the above picture. My mother is the type of person who would do anything for anyone if she was able to, and she rarely spends money on herself. So it would be an honor for me to be able to get her a Seiko Diver watch that would have thrilled her 50 years ago.