Birthday gifts

Nuclear cakeYou know what today is, right?

That’s right. My daughter-in-law’s birthday. Oh, and it’s Frank J.’s birthday, too. He and Sarah were either thoughtful or conniving enough to have birthdays that fall on birthdays within my family. And, today is Frank’s.

So, what did you get him? You know there’s a limit. Ten dollars was what we were told. That means at least twenty, unless you want to look cheap.

Or… if you’re like me and really cheap thoughtful, you make something by hand.

Now, now, hold on. Hear me out.

Frank has two children. They’ll be making him presents for years to come, so he’s getting used to cheap thoughtful gifts. So, if you made Frank something, show us. Post a picture — our cheapness extends to not paying to host your pictures, so Flikr or Photobucket or something for you — or, at least, a description of what you got or made Frank for his birthday.

There’ll be a prize for Frank’s favorite. Or Harvey’s, if Frank doesn’t bother to read the comments on something he didn’t write. We’ll figure something out.

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  1. I got Frank 8 oz of fresh tuna! I put it in a manila envelope and mailed it yesterday. The post office lady said it should arrive on Monday.

    Enjoy, Frank!


  2. I have fresh strawberries for Frank – because giving money strawberries to Frank makes me happy…

    …but I ate ’em because I hear he breaks out in hives.

    Sorry, Frank. But, Happy 35!


  3. …it’s also my sister’s birthday. I never know what to get her – what do you give someone who thinks they’re entitled to everything?


  4. A nice present would be that million dollar adviser job he’s always wanted. But I’m sure he would rather make it on his own… with hard work and sarcasm.



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