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Daddy's Christmas

An unexpected gift

9 total reviews 
Comment from BeasPeas
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This is a very nice story, Rikki. It's written well with good detail. I had to giggle at an ashtray made of wood. I wondered about the wisdom of that. We did have some pretty neat kid's toys, though. I still have a doll I received when I was 5. Marilyn

 Comment Written 10-Oct-2019


reply by the author on 10-Oct-2019
    Thank you for reading and reviewing.
    Rikki
Comment from Maria Jose Garcia
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So this is true then?
I like the fact that the narrator decided to make a present for his dad, even if the final result was not perfect. Anyway, his dad liked it and that's what matters.
Thanks for sharing.

 Comment Written 09-Oct-2019


reply by the author on 09-Oct-2019
    Made up I couldn't whittle a stick for a Winnie roast.
reply by Maria Jose Garcia on 10-Oct-2019
    :)
reply by the author on 10-Oct-2019
    (:-
Comment from JudyE
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I enjoyed reading this and you're correct - you never know what present is going to be the extra special one. Parents love gifts hand-made by their children too so your father would have loved his ash-tray.

 Comment Written 09-Oct-2019


reply by the author on 09-Oct-2019
    He did but he loved my bus more.
    Rikki
reply by JudyE on 09-Oct-2019
    Haha. I can believe that. My husband is a big kid at heart too. :)
reply by the author on 09-Oct-2019
    Most daddy's are.
    Rikki
Comment from Y. M. Roger
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What a cool, nostalgic offering, Rikki! ;) This really gives the whole feel of sitting across the table from the storyteller and just enjoying the story with all the detours -- loved the notes about smoking and families Christmas shopping together and cub scout projects. :) :) And, yep!! the guys in the house both LOVED the mechanical marvel of the holiday .... with all boys of my own, I would expect nothing less even back in the day!! ;) :) Thanx for sharing, sir!! :) ;) Yvette

 Comment Written 08-Oct-2019


reply by the author on 09-Oct-2019
    So glad you enjoyed my musing. I love your reviews maam.
    Rikki
reply by Y. M. Roger on 09-Oct-2019
    And I enjoy reading your posts.... ain't we a pair!! ;) :) LOL! LOL! Take care down there! ;)
reply by the author on 09-Oct-2019
    Indeed we are:):)
    lxiv
Comment from tim dodd
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that sounds like a hi tech gift for the 50's
the ashtray must have been hard to carve,
I had to carve that stupid car in the cub scouts
didn't do so good.
yes a lot of people still smoke
you have to die of something I guess

 Comment Written 08-Oct-2019


reply by the author on 09-Oct-2019
    It was high-tech in 1956, I chose driftwood it was softer and easier to carve,
    back then I did not know an adult that did not smoke.
reply by tim dodd on 27-Oct-2019
reply by the author on 27-Oct-2019
    :)
Comment from Susan Larson
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Yes, the fifties. In first grade we made some flowery thing for our mother for mother's day and clay ashtrays for our dads for father's day. Could you imagine that today? Poignant memory.

 Comment Written 08-Oct-2019


reply by the author on 09-Oct-2019
    The teacher would be fired.
Comment from lyenochka
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Enjoyed your story, Rikki! How creative and skillful (daedal, should I say?) to make an ash tray for your dad!! I remember how many people used to smoke even my profs in college. Great Christmas memory!

 Comment Written 08-Oct-2019


reply by the author on 09-Oct-2019
    There was a time that sleeve patches and a Brierwood pipe were as much a status symbol as was the Phd.
Comment from Raul1
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Daddy sure has an issue with the bus. I have enjoyed reading this story. No grammatical errors. I like your story. Thanks for sharing! Nice work. Very good story!

 Comment Written 08-Oct-2019


reply by the author on 09-Oct-2019
    Glad you liked the story.
reply by Raul1 on 09-Oct-2019
    You're welcome.
reply by the author on 09-Oct-2019
    (:-
    Rikki
Comment from Alex Rosel
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This is a delightful retrospective. I think the simplicity of Christmas time back then added to the excitement.

When one went to the movies all the stars smoked, except the cowboys were too busy singing. -- Ha, ha! I love this snippet {smiles}.

Thank you for posting this {thumbs up}.

 Comment Written 08-Oct-2019


reply by the author on 09-Oct-2019
    Thank you for reading and the sixth star most welcome.