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Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

The Most Unusual Christmas Gift

Posted December 21, 2007 9:04 a.m. EST
Updated December 23, 2007 4:08 p.m. EST

What is the most unusual Christmas gift you have ever received?

My Godfather Henry Colton of Asheville once sent me a block of wood and instructions on how to carve a bear.  That was pretty unusual.  I could always count on Uncle Henry to send me something that I would never get from someone else.

There was also the Christmas of the woodpecker decoy.  This gift followed a tumultuous spring where my cedar sided house came under the persistent attack of neighborhood woodpeckers in search of a home.

Let us take this a few steps further.

What is the most generous gift you have received for the holidays?

What is the most unexpected gift?

What is the most heartfelt and meaningful gift?

And what is the most enduring gift who have received for the holidays over the years.

Let's have fun with this.