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post #31 of 94
Back when we were poor, Mrs. Piob greatly admired some heirloom combs. I thought they would look incredible in her long hair but did not have the cash to buy them. So what I did was sell my favorite possession, my pocket watch that had been handed down in my family for generations. I was very pleased with the thought of seeing her face on Xmas morning when she opened the box and saw the wonderful combs for her beautiful hair.

Xmas morning came and she gave me a gift. It was a wonderful chain for my pocket watch...the watch I had just sold! Then I noticed she had cut her hair. She had sold her hair to buy my watch chain!

post #32 of 94
Someone got me a "wine bottle cooler" once. How's it work, you ask? You fill it with ice water and stick bottle in.

And it apparently wasn't cheap, either.
post #33 of 94
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
Back when we were poor, Mrs. Piob greatly admired some heirloom combs. I thought they would look incredible in her long hair but did not have the cash to buy them. So what I did was sell my favorite possession, my pocket watch that had been handed down in my family for generations. I was very pleased with the thought of seeing her face on Xmas morning when she opened the box and saw the wonderful combs for her beautiful hair.

Xmas morning came and she gave me a gift. It was a wonderful chain for my pocket watch...the watch I had just sold! Then I noticed she had cut her hair. She had sold her hair to buy my watch chain!


As much as that must have sucked, I think that's really great. Clearly you were meant to be...
post #34 of 94
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
Back when we were poor, Mrs. Piob greatly admired some heirloom combs. I thought they would look incredible in her long hair but did not have the cash to buy them. So what I did was sell my favorite possession, my pocket watch that had been handed down in my family for generations. I was very pleased with the thought of seeing her face on Xmas morning when she opened the box and saw the wonderful combs for her beautiful hair.

Xmas morning came and she gave me a gift. It was a wonderful chain for my pocket watch...the watch I had just sold! Then I noticed she had cut her hair. She had sold her hair to buy my watch chain!


m. nigh shyamalan would option this William Sydney Porter screenplay and steal our movie going dollars yet again.

seriously though did you ever get the watch back? i actually collect old hamilton pocket watches.
post #35 of 94
My grandmother gave a handmade toaster oven cozy to my siblings and I one year when I was in my late teens. What's a toaster oven cozy, you ask? Apparently, it's a small shaped blanket that fits over your toaster oven when not in use. This one in particular had a smiling toaster oven on it and the words "Toaster Oven" and was done in several shades of brown/tan.

It should be noted that neither I, nor my siblings, owned a toaster oven. lol.

However, I will say this: that gift has become the white elephant gift in the family and is secretly planted from one person's house to another just about every Christmas.

I will also mention that when I was in my early 20's, she gave me a small gym towel with my name embroidered and a bouncing, smiley basketball ironed on it. It sat unused for a few years but within the past couple years I have been using it at every league bball game I play. Silly as it may look, her heart was in the right place and after she became ill and is gone, I feel like it's a little bit of a tribute.

SP
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post #37 of 94
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
Back when we were poor, Mrs. Piob greatly admired some heirloom combs. I thought they would look incredible in her long hair but did not have the cash to buy them. So what I did was sell my favorite possession, my pocket watch that had been handed down in my family for generations. I was very pleased with the thought of seeing her face on Xmas morning when she opened the box and saw the wonderful combs for her beautiful hair.

Xmas morning came and she gave me a gift. It was a wonderful chain for my pocket watch...the watch I had just sold! Then I noticed she had cut her hair. She had sold her hair to buy my watch chain!


I'm lolling at my desk to this post's responses.
post #38 of 94
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Originally Posted by S. Paul View Post
My grandmother gave a handmade toaster oven cozy to my siblings and I one year when I was in my late teens. What's a toaster oven cozy, you ask? Apparently, it's a small shaped blanket that fits over your toaster oven when not in use. This one in particular had a smiling toaster oven on it and the words "Toaster Oven" and was done in several shades of brown/tan.

It should be noted that neither I, nor my siblings, owned a toaster oven. lol.

However, I will say this: that gift has become the white elephant gift in the family and is secretly planted from one person's house to another just about every Christmas.

I will also mention that when I was in my early 20's, she gave me a small gym towel with my name embroidered and a bouncing, smiley basketball ironed on it. It sat unused for a few years but within the past couple years I have been using it at every league bball game I play. Silly as it may look, her heart was in the right place and after she became ill and is gone, I feel like it's a little bit of a tribute.

SP

me tears a flowin
post #39 of 94
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Originally Posted by JohnGalt View Post
I'm lolling at my desk to this post's responses.

+1 well done pio, you are such a gent!
post #40 of 94
lol
post #41 of 94
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Originally Posted by sho'nuff View Post
me tears a flowin

not sure if this is tongue-in-cheek or not, Sho', but i wasnt trying to be a downer on this funny thread, just sharing my story. that cozy was horrendous but even more so to a teenager. haha.
post #42 of 94
Could this possibly be one of the funniest threads in SF history? I'm laughing hard at most of these. The very definition of schadenfreude. Please carry on....
post #43 of 94
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
Back when we were poor, Mrs. Piob greatly admired some heirloom combs. I thought they would look incredible in her long hair but did not have the cash to buy them. So what I did was sell my favorite possession, my pocket watch that had been handed down in my family for generations. I was very pleased with the thought of seeing her face on Xmas morning when she opened the box and saw the wonderful combs for her beautiful hair.

Xmas morning came and she gave me a gift. It was a wonderful chain for my pocket watch...the watch I had just sold! Then I noticed she had cut her hair. She had sold her hair to buy my watch chain!



Wow. i cant believe OHenry even wrote a story about that too: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gift_of_the_Magi


stop fraudin.
post #44 of 94
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
Could this possibly be one of the funniest threads in SF history? I'm laughing hard at most of these. The very definition of schadenfreude. Please carry on....

i hope you received a carton of cigarettes for christmas when you were 10.
post #45 of 94
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Originally Posted by Davidko19 View Post
Wow. i cant believe OHenry even wrote a story about that too: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gift_of_the_Magi


stop fraudin.

Maybe you should go take a peak at the link in white in my last post.
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