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I Never Would've Thought...

Jul 31, 2008
My father's birthday was quickly approaching and none of us had a clue what to get him. He never tells us exactly what he wants. After wandering around, I had no idea what to do for him, neither did my sister or my brother. We found out about a golf outing that he could actually play with old professionals.

What did we do? We signed him up. He never saw this coming. My father lives for golf. Every day he is out on the green putting. Everyday he is watching it on television. Everyday he is practicing his chipping and working on ?breaking? in his driver. I think it?s an addiction.

The golf tournament rolls around and he and his friends are playing together in it. The tournament is an all day event followed by a dinner and a silent auction. The dinner was excellent; he loved the food and was thanking us. He then proceeded to the silent auction to bid on whatever he set his heart on.

My mother, on the other hand, decided to get her $25 worth by stuffing herself with as much dessert as possible. She wasn't enjoying all of her food choices as much as the dessert table. She grabbed two pieces of cake and a slice of cheesecake, and then headed over to the auction table.

Dad placed a few silent auction bids. He was hoping to win an autographed picture of one of his favorite sports figures, some shirts and a few other items. He also found a string trimmer that he thought would come in handy for an additional property he owns. He was so excited after bidding; it was as if he'd already won the items!

My mom does the same thing as my dad only she does it with gift baskets. I remember her stating that this place had so many different types of gift baskets to choose from. She seemed to look at wine gift baskets the most. My dad loves wine and food, therefore she wanted to get him something he truly loved for his birthday. She bid on several gift baskets full of assorted wines and meats. She wanted to buy a gift basket for my father, as well as for my relatives, during the upcoming holiday season. In my opinion, it's a very good idea for the money.

When the silent auction ended, my mother had won her gift baskets. She was very excited. Then it was time for the live auction. The first item up for bid? The string trimmer my dad wanted! Unfortunately, he didn't win, but his disappointment didn't last long. He had been having such a great time. Something like a simple auction item wasn't going to bring him down! It was a great day, and I know it's a birthday gift he'll always appreciate.
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