Wednesday, December 16, 2015

2015 25 Days of Christmas blogging 15 and 16

Jose with present - christmas 2006

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.

2 comments:

  1. It's frustrating to try to come up with something unique for the hard to buy for, at least that's how I feel when trying to find the right gift for my dad.

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  2. I bet everyone in your family regards that video as a treasure.

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