What I got for Christmas

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cycloneman, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. mogunner

    mogunner Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2011
    Eastern Missouri
    45nut, your post was dead on accurate...this is only my second Christmas since my mom passed from cancer and dad went into the nursing home. They were the "gathering point" for Thanksgiving and Christmas every year, where all the girls (5 sisters, yuck!) would gather early in the kitchen and gossip while they prepared the massive meal for all the relatives. We ate in shifts, the young kids first, then the teens, then us "old folks". The kids would usually run off around the small farm town that we all grew up in, one of those "you could throw a rock from end to end" types, while we all sat around waiting for dinner to settle so that we could dig into the desserts.

    Now holidays just seem to lack the luster of previous ones. I still have two of my "grown" children living with me due to the economic times, along with two of my wife's kids, but they are all old enough that most of it seems to be "what did I get" instead of "what can I give". They were all gone to their "significant other's" parents on Christmas day, we got Christmas Eve this year, so we opened the few gifts that we had then. But everyone got something that they truly liked, which was good. My stepson has had a rough year, he's doing a lot of "wandering" in direction in his life, in other words, he's been a few spots of trouble this year. So I "just" got him a Hobo tool from Walmart, a grand total of $3.88...and he absolutely loves it! He's been eating everything with it and is constantly putting it together and taking it apart. For those who don't know what I'm talking about, it's kind of a camping swiss army thing, with a huge spoon and fork that fold out, a knife, a corkscrew, leather punch (I think) and a few other gizmos. You can fasten the two halves together or separate them if you need to use the knife at the same time as the fork. I guess sometimes the simple things make the best presents.
  2. Capt Mac Turk

    Capt Mac Turk New Member

    Sep 23, 2011
    So Fla-- NO place to Shoot AKA "TFF" Posting Clo
    First Christmas without my Folks also, Pops loved Christmas & as a kid he took me out to the Everglades about every Christmas to go shooting :( (Miss ya Dad)

    Without me working it was a thin Christmas around here we made due tho

    Ashley was Happy shes out cruzzzzzin the blocks on her new scooter :D
    Electric Gutar & Amp,Toys, clothes, ect...
    Everything a kid wants & needs she got shes 12 Its Her time!

    Im pounding away on my "NEW" Rebuilt puter My old one still had windows
    "98" & trying to watch a video lol forget it.
    And since Im up all night the wife got me these head phones that I can watch TV with the volume turned down on TV but full sound in my ears (Kinda Cool)!!!

    I had asked for a GSG 1911-22
    But Momma said I have "Enuff" guns & I Needed this MORE!

    Momma got Perfume, Socks, a nice Gold chain & locket,
    with pictures of Ashley & I.
    & we got her a trolling motor for her little boat, she was thrilled to death.

    As you get older the little things are what make me happy!

    I'm Glad everyone had a great Christmas
    & Everyone be Safe for the Nude Year!

    Capt. Mac
  3. Grizz

    Grizz Active Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    Colorado Rocky Mountains
    nice leg lamps guys!
  4. BobMcG

    BobMcG Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2005
    Somewhere in the Twilight Zone.

    Wow! That is a MAJOR award! It's like the real thing. Great!
  5. Popgunner

    Popgunner New Member

    Dec 3, 2005
    that's a lamp from a competitor of ours.
    10 years ago or so my wife started making leglamps as close as we could to the movie's lamp. Ours had more of a gold color shade & the legs were hosiery forms like you have there. She was selling them on e-bay & for about 6 months she was the only one doing it. Then a guy started copying her lamps (what you have) & within 3 months there were 13 people on e-bay making similar lamps. My wife got $450 for one of the lamps on e-bay at christmas time on an aution & there was good money in it. We made about 250 lamps total. Ended up folks were selling cheapie ones for $39 & we quit making them.
    We were getting the wood bases for the lamps from a craft company & while my wife was picking those up she bought one scrapbooking item, sold it for twice as much on e-bay & that started our scrapbooking company. I closed down my sign company & now our little family owned & run business buys & re-sells about 3 million dollars worth of scrapbooking materials a year. Just my wife & I & our three daughters. It worked out good, we just had to adapt.
  6. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008

    Do you know if these lamps were in production years ago like in the 50's? I swear when i was a kid i saw an ad for a lamp like this.
  7. fleetwood1976

    fleetwood1976 Active Member

    Feb 22, 2009
    Southern Indiana

    Thats pretty cool. I think this one was about $150 about 8 years ago. It had a velvety gold shade but for some reason we ended up going with this one. I think used the gold one for a retro lamp in another room or something. It might be one of yours. It may be a hosiery form. there is a little pinkish red light in the leg on a seperate switch at the top of the leg. way to capitalize on a good Idea though.
  8. armoredman

    armoredman New Member

    Sep 5, 2011
    Proud to be in Arizona
    I guess I don't remember that lamp or movie, sorry.

    All I got for Christmas was the chance to make a lot of people happy. :) That was enough.
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