(Quote) Linda-624584 said:
(Quote) Leon-593843 said:
Linda,Once again, Jerry has come...
(Quote) Linda-624584 said:
Quote: Leon-593843 said:
Once again, Jerry has come up with a winner for a thread. Both of you have that in common.
I am entering this thread today and have read many of the posts and all of yours. I knew at some point, you would reference your conversion to Catholicism as your greatest gift. Certainly one to be proud. That is the Catholic's gain and the Protestant's loss.
In my lifetime, I can't say I ever received a bad gift. I always figured if I received a gift inappropriatefor me, then that individual still had to put forth some effort and thought. Of course, they sometimes could have thought of something else. I always graciously thanked everyone.
For the best gift, I have had several. I come from a family of modest means. My dad worked hard for little money. In 1957 when I was 10, I received a Sears J. C. Higgins 26 inch bicycle. At that time, the bike cost $66.00 which was a great personal financial sacrifice. The bike was a little big but young children grow fast. This bike had chrome fenders, a horn, nice light, white wall tires and a carrier on the rear fender so I could take the girls in the neighborhood for rides. They loved it. I was the envy of the guys and gals. When I got much older, I wish I would have had the sense to keep the bike.
Let me say for the record, my former spouse always gave me great gifts. The only reason hers weren't at the top of the list was due to the sacrifices dad had to endure to buy that bike. When we were married, we had more money for gifts.
From a spiritual standpoint, one Christmas about 10 years ago, I received from a non-family member a rosary from Bethlehem, The beads were made by local craftsmen and come from trees of olive wood from the Holy Land. River water from the Jordan is placed inside the center-piece of the rosary. I have only used that rosary twice as I have told my children I want that rosary to be buried with me.
I must say I have given some strange gifts to others but that is for another time. Some I could not mention on CM.
Linda, - no meats? no salted hams? no furs? no jewels? Gosh, your next husband will have it easy. Seriously, you will be his greatest gift.
Blessings to all,
Thank you for your kind words. As always, you're the true "Southern Gentleman".
As far as my "next husband"....the dollar menu at McDonald's and a BIG piece of CAAAAAKE will do nicely for this humble gal.
Thank you for the kind words.
Regarding food - no McDonald's, no Burger King, KFC or Beenie Weenie for your Linda. Nothing but upscale and gourmet for you.
I'll just bet other men on CM would agree.
Jerry, your thread will lock today or tomorrow. As just one poster, you did a great job.