Wednesday, December 16, 2015
2015 25 Days of Christmas blogging 15 and 16
15. The best gift you've given.
...was not a Christmas gift. My parents 30th anniversary, back in 1993, was a huge affair for them. They'd both turned 50 as well, so they reaffirmed their vows and threw themselves a huge reception with all their friends.
My dad's parents had passed away some years before, but my mom's parents were still alive. But Pop Pop had had a stroke the year before, and travel wasn't an option for them just then.
I arranged for my uncle to borrow a video camera and record a message from them, then ship it up to me. Then I arranged with the party facility and DJ to have a VCR and tv ready (1993, remember?). The DJ played a special - and unexpected - song as the video was wheeled out, and the video played. Mom cried.
I don't know if that was the best gift they ever got, but it's the one I gave that made me feel the best.
16. Hardest person to buy for.
My son in law. I'm still struggling for ideas.