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Redskins8588 06-14-2009 08:03 PM

Fathers Day Gifts
I know that Fathers day is a week away but my wife has this weakness that she can't wait until the day to give me my presents. So today I received my presents, I got a golf kit with a Redskins golf ball, some tee's and a Redskins towel. Also, I got the Redskins t-shirt with Hail to the Redskins lyrics on the back, pretty AWSOME!!! I figure we can say what the fathers get in this thread...

Schneed10 06-14-2009 10:33 PM

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I also got mine early. New audio receiver installed in the car (my old one that came with the car - a 2001 Pontiac - had stopped playing CDs). This one's IPod compatible which is huge, now I plug it in and play whatever.

Love it.

Next weekend I plan on getting outside on the grill with a beer in hand, maybe slow cook some babyback ribs, and watch the US Open. Can't beat that day!

JPPT1974 06-14-2009 10:57 PM

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We got him some shirts as we celebrated his birthday and Father's Day early as he has to be in NC, on work business. He loved them.

JoeRedskin 06-15-2009 05:01 PM

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Going on a steam train ride and picnic with the kids, then a cook out afterwards.

KLHJ2 06-15-2009 05:23 PM

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I asked for a wood bordered, glass case for my father’s flag. After 9 years I still have it in the plastic case that the cemetery gave me for it. Hopefully I get it.

saden1 06-15-2009 05:48 PM

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"Happy Fathers Day" should suffice, no?

724Skinsfan 06-15-2009 09:26 PM

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[quote=saden1;562981]"Happy Fathers Day" should suffice, no?[/quote]

Exactly. Don't get me anything for Father's Day because a) I probably don't want it and b) I hate pretending to be happy about receiving it.

Heat pump just went out (fried circuit board) so I'm cranky.

Redskins8588 06-15-2009 10:35 PM

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[quote=firstdown;562970]Your wife gives you stuff on fathers day? Heck me and my wife don't even exchange gifts on our anniversary. This year all the fathers are going out fishing in my boat and we are having a cook out when we get home.[/quote]

It's from my kids, but being that they will not be bringing in income anytime soon being that my oldest is 8 and my youngest is 3, she buys the gifts and lets the kids give it to me. I do the same thing for her on mothers day. We don't do anything for our anniversary either. But we make sure that the kids have something to give for mothers day and fathers day.

Redskins8588 06-15-2009 10:38 PM

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[quote=Angry;562977]I asked for a wood bordered, glass case for my fatherís flag. After 9 years I still have it in the plastic case that the cemetery gave me for it. Hopefully I get it.[/quote]
I received one from my mother-in-law for my grandfathers flag. Talk about disrespect, my aunt's and uncle's were going to throw it in the garbage when my grandma died. I saved it and framed it and put a picture of my grandfather in it.

Redskins8588 06-15-2009 10:40 PM

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[quote=saden1;562981]"Happy Fathers Day" should suffice, no?[/quote]

I agree I did not ask for my gifts, again like I said in a different post my wife and I do the whole mother's day, fathers day thing for the kids, to let them give us gifts. Yeah we buy them for each other but its for the kids to give to us.

GMScud 06-15-2009 11:00 PM

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I'm not a father yet, but I'm getting some nice steaks and red wine and taking them to my Dad's house this Sunday. Should be fun. It will be low key. I'll probably get him a book, too. He's the most well read man I've ever met, so finding a good book for him is always an interesting challenge.

JoeRedskin 06-16-2009 08:57 AM

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Just a thought - For the father's out there, the moment you are most proud of, enjoy the most, or otherwise caused you to say "Damn, it's great to be a dad!"

For me, it's just watching my son grow into a good young man. He's only six and, yes, he's whiny and petulant at times. But mostly, he is a good kid filled with kindness. His school reports said he is always helping others in his class. He practices random acts of kindness, often giving cherished toys to others b/c "they should be happy too". (Boy is smart too, in kindergarten reading on a 4th grade level, math at a 3rd grade level)

I am damn proud of him and it makes me feel good to say "Yup, that's my boy!!"

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