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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 10:29 PM
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What's the best thing a family member ever gave you?
For me, it was a gift from my brother.

It was the phrase "my eyes bug out and start swelling."
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Generic Brad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 10:30 PM
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1. Walking papers
Freedom rocks.
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 10:34 PM
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3. I've had friends give me that gift.
It's definitely underrated.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 10:31 PM
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2. life
from Mom.
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 10:36 PM
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5. Call me ungrateful, but I'm still ambivalent about a similar gift from my forebears.
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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:52 PM
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14. What is human life?
The first third a good time; the rest remembering about it.

Life is at best a dream and at worst a nightmare from which you cannot escape.

- Mark Twain
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Louis C. Phurye Donating Member (187 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 10:35 PM
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4. My auntie gave me $175K
Well, it was more like $173,000 but it felt like $175,000.
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 10:36 PM
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6. Dag.
There's a growable chunk.
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Louis C. Phurye Donating Member (187 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 10:45 PM
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9. Indeed, she did this for all of her nieces and nephews.
Six of us. She didn't have children of her own. She didn't die or anything either, she is still around, she said that she wanted to see us enjoy it and hopefully invest it wisely.
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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 10:36 PM
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7. my great grandfather (WWI veteran), upon his death
left me his treasure trove of artifacts from the war...most of it his own personal stuff

his old helmet, blanket, gas mask and personal flare gun (complete with a spent flare shell)

also, old grenade shells, an 88 mm german artillery shell, a lighter made specifically to commemorate the battle of verdun (which he was a part of), photos, letters home, supply lists, his diary, and on and on and on. a couple boxes full of stuff.

when i was 11 i interviewed him for a class project about the war and about his life in general - he lived to be 101, 1896-1997 (died the same day as Princess Diana).

one of my other great grandfathers was also in the great war (though i never met him), but my dad has all his old letters and photos...including the picture he took of some soldiers from various countries - one of them being none other than pitching great Grover Cleveland Alexander
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 10:41 PM
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8. Geez.
Great haul.
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amitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 10:46 PM
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10. My good education. n/t
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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 11:19 PM
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11. kick because i want to see where this thread goes...
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-07 11:33 PM
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12. i inheritated two cast iron skillets and a dutch oven from Grammy
they get regular loving use and are a reminder of the woman who was such a huge part of my life
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:33 AM
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13. skepticism and a rabid hatred of
the GOP
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 01:59 PM
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15. Eviction notice.
From my mother. I lived with her in college and commuted to school. She kicked me out 6 mo. before I graduted for no real reason. I went to live with my father who, not having a bipolar personality disorder, was so much easier to live with.
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ohiosmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 02:02 PM
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16. My mom's strawberry rhubarb pie.
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