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Old 06-11-2014, 05:33 PM
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Long story but here is the Cliff Notes version. When I was a kid I had a fascination with swords. I would make wood swords to swordfight with my friends in the neighborhood. I saw a "real" sword when I was a kid and wanted it bad. My father told me that he would get me a real sword when I got older. Well, it didn't happen. He either didn't want to, forgot, or thought I might hurt myself. (I can go to the ER with cuts from a butter knife).

It almost turned into a joke. I'd mention a "real" sword at almost every B-Day and Christmas but, no sword. Well, Dad passed away about 6 years ago. A few months ago I was reminiscing and told the story to some family and friends . Last night my kids came out for my B-Day. My bride comes out with a box that had a label on it. The label said "Thought I forgot, didn't you?. Happy Birthday! Dad."

In the box was a Cold Steel Sabre. This thing is a beast. I know the whole "plot" will eventually come out but I thought it was pretty cool that somebody listened to my story and ran with it.

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If you have a fairly strong stomach, watch the video.

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good kids! Enjoy both!

PS - for everyone's sake, please don't go to the ER
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Old 06-11-2014, 06:06 PM
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You need to duel with Cracker (avatar) with that thing.
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Old 06-12-2014, 05:18 AM
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That's funny. For 20 years my wife has talked about getting a "diamond encrusted tiara". Well, finally, we got her one (not actual diamonds) along with a Sceptre. We made her wear it to school (she is a kindergarten teacher) and the kids loved it. I have asked for a Swedish bikini model for years. Well, you know the rest.
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Old 06-12-2014, 05:39 AM
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Very thoughtful of your family!
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Old 06-12-2014, 05:42 AM
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Arrrrgh, desceded of pirates, are ye?

Cool gift! And happy birthday!
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Which hospital shall we come to for a visit?


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Get a scabord for the harley.
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Old 06-12-2014, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Snapper Head View Post
Which hospital shall we come to for a visit?


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Just follow the blood trail. Turns out maybe my Dad was right all along.
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Awesome!

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What a great family! Mount it and don't play with it.
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be careful you will stab your eye out.
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Old 06-12-2014, 06:31 PM
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That video is hilarious!

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