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My husband Jim gets quite a kick out of himself and
particularly enjoys creating ways to make gift-giving occasions special in his
own quirky way. My favorite was the year we celebrated my birthday with a
group of friends and he organized a scavenger hunt. I hadn't done that in
My team and I started off on our search for the silly items on
our list, determined to find one of each and be the big winners. More than
likely our prize would be last year's leftover Halloween candy, but it was the
principle of the thing!
We stopped first at my dear friend Molly's, an
elderly woman who seldom left her home. I was certain she'd have at least a
few of the things we needed. She didn't mind a bit when we borrowed a roll of
toilet tissue, a salt shaker, a magazine, and some soda crackers. She was a
Our next stop netted us a candy bar, some wrapping paper &
ribbon, and a comb. And so the hunt went. We had twenty items to gather and
could get a maximum of four from any one house. The more obscure items, like a
cigarette holder and an aluminum can masher, had us searching for quite a
while, but finally we had everything on the list.
When we arrived back
at the house we found that everyone else had finished ahead of us, but none of
them had found everything on the list like we had. We were the big winners!
Just as I had suspected, our prize was a silly one -- a package of licorice
for each of us!
As Jim rooted through our loot to make sure we hadn't
cheated, he held up the salt shaker we had borrowed from Molly. "Come here
honey. Doesn't this look a little strange?"
I walked over to see what
he was talking about, and, yes, there was something other than salt in that
shaker. Our curiosity got the best of us, so I went and got a bowl to empty
the salt into.
Jim slowly poured as we all gathered around to see what
was going to fall out. "Clink" we heard as something shiny hit the side of the
bowl. "Oh my gosh! It's a gorgeous diamond earring!" I exclaimed. The matching
earring followed, and I said, "What on earth would Molly be doing with diamond
earrings in her salt shaker?"
"You silly goose!" Molly said from behind
our guests. "Those earrings are from Jim, and he conned me into helping him
get them to you in his usual outrageous fashion. I just think he's the
I turned to Jim, "I think he's the sweetest man too!
Thanks honey! This is your best surprise ever!"
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