Wednesday, February 15, 2012

My surprise gift


Just before Christmas, I heard from a friend from high school.  He had found some old photos  of my family when my brother and I were kids.  I told him I would love them.  What a surprise came in that envelope from him.

Above you see a wine holder which seems to be quite popular right now.  The best part of this gift is that it is made out of black walnut...my favorite wood, and my friend, Ron, handcrafted this himself.  Okay, I will be honest.  When I first saw this, I was baffled for about 15 minutes as to what it was.  Then it hit me!!  Ron, I love this and will treasure it always.

I do have to give credit to Facebook for connecting me with Ron again.  We worked together in high school on my yearbook, and then as it happens, I married and moved again from the home town, and lost track of these old friends.  Ron befriended me on Facebook and we have been in touch ever since.  So Ron, thank you so much for thinking of me and for such a beautiful gift.  I love it and will treasure it.  You are special.

18 comments:

  1. What a great gift. especially if hand made for you. Those stands are quite popular in S.Africa think we have about 4 of them. Wonderful also to get some of your childhood photos that you have not seen before. Diane

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  2. What a nice surprise. I have reconnected with some high school friends on Facebook. Wonderful how the years just melt away.

    Carol

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  3. I'm sure glad you posted this as I found one of these while digging thru a drawer the other day and couldn't remember what it was.

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  4. Now, that's a clever wine rack!! Walnut is such a beautiful wood. Your friend "did himself proud" as we say in the South. ;) blessings ~ tanna

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  5. I say the same thing as Tanna, being from the south too! I have reconnected with many old friends and stay in touch with new friends and family thanks to Facebook.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  6. I just love FB and this is a gorgeous piece of wood and a wonderful gift!

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  7. What a nice story; I love this wine gadget and so much nicer because your friend made it. I still have to get on the ball with FB.
    Rita

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  8. What a wonderful story and gift!

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  9. I agree, FB is a fun and easy way to stay connected with friends I don't see very often and an amazing way to reconnect with old school friends.

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  10. Facebook is a great way to reconnect and to meet great people who share common interests.

    Love the black walnut wine holder. The thought that it is handmade and made for you, makes it even more special.

    Happy Valentine's Day.

    Velva

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  11. My husband made these for Christmas a couple of years ago. We have found a couple of wineries' bottles that they won't work on. What a great surprise for you!

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  12. Anonymous1:45 PM

    You and Ron were both instrumental in making your yearbook a success. You guys broke a lot of ground with what you created. Ron was always a good guy and I am not surprised that he has the talent to produce that wine holder. rw

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  13. Now that's a Facebook story with a lovely ending. How kind of Ron to send you those photos!

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  14. I really like FB also, I've found friends from high school. Nice gift.

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  15. What a nice gift Susan and it's even more special since it came from an old friend.
    Sam

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  16. Facebook is amazing...connecting with high school friends is the best part.
    What a lovely gift, Susan!

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  17. What a great story and gift. Black walnut is gorgeous wood and pretty as a wine holder. Great that you re-connected with an old friend.

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  18. Aww, how sweet!!! What a lovely gift! Does the wine holder get much use? LOL!!!

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