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A Great Birthday for a Great Father

Sep 4, 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 day of the tournament rolls around, and he and his friends are having a great time playing. It's an all day event; the tournament itself was followed by dinner and an auction. They enjoyed the fantastic food at the dinner; he seemed so happy and grateful for such a special gift. My mother wasn't as thrilled with the dinner itself as my dad was, but she got her fill at the dessert table. I know she had two pieces of cake PLUS a slice of cheesecake; she said it was all so tempting!

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.

My father bids on a couple things. He bids on a picture of an athlete, which is autographed by the athlete. He bids on some shirts, and some other items. He then comes across this weed whacker which he wants for his property down south. He places his bid, and maintains the highest bid. I've never seen a man so excited.

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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Wine baskets aren't just for women anymore. Now you can make a chocolate gift basket that applies to almost any type of person. Women don't just love them so do men, grandparents, teachers, and children.
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