Memorable Holiday Gifts

December 1, 2001 by  
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What is the Most Memorable Gift you Have Ever Given or Received?

The most memorable gift I ever received was my 40th birthday gift from my wife. It was a surprise party. We were supposed to be meeting for dinner at a restaurant in Indianapolis. We started walking through the restaurant, and we ran into some people I knew and then a few more. We were new to Indianapolis and didn’t know that many people, so I thought it a little odd. Then we were sitting at the bar, and I was tapped on my shoulder. When I turned around, it was my two best friends from New York. They were in waiter costumes. I nearly fell out of my chair. We all went to a private room, and my friends gave me the ultimate toast. Then my wife gave me a trip to play golf in Pebble Beach (California). We met my same two best friends and their wives at Pebble Beach and had a wonderful time. It was the greatest.

D’ Artagnan Bebel
Vice president and general manager, Fox 26 KRIV

When I was 13, I received a Dooney & Bourke purse from my father. It was my first actual expensive handbag, and I had been waiting for it all year. I was the envy of all of my friends.

Marisa Rodriguez
Major account executive, Skytel

I was dating a girl who didn’t live in Houston. We didn?t think we were going to be able to see each other for the holidays. So I surprised her and sent an airline ticket to Houston.

Christopher Ware
Enron EES

Spirituality is a gift that I receive freely and attempt to give every day. Sharing my spirituality is the best gift I have ever been given. It is also the best gift I can give.

Greg Fodel
Chairman, Marine Lumber Company

This year, one of my prized puppies had to be put down. It was a sad time in my life. Then, about three days later, my good friends, John and Sue Kerridge, brought me a new puppy. They said, “Happy holidays, just a little early.” It was so touching. I named her Lady Kerry Lee in honor of the dog I put down and the people who gave me the gift.

Judy Nichols
President, Judy Nichols and Associates

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