Anticipating Fathers Day, and my birthday a couple of weeks later, my four adult children have been sending their usual "What does he want?" signals----along with "He's so hard to get somethin for because he already has everything." So I sent the following email accompanied by an attachment with 20 or so items ranging from a vac pot to a wand brush (included were the URLs where they could be purchased). Of course, the tone is tongue-in-cheek. Otherwise they wouldn't take me seriously.
To My Loving Family
It occurs to me that Father's Day (June 15) and Martin's Day (July 1) will soon be upon us. I want to assure each of you that just sharing our lives and turmoil over the past year is quite enough satisfaction for me, and I need nothing further by way of love and appreciation in return for all that I've done for you.
Just a telephone call on these special days is all I want, and you could do at least that--but nothing more. Please.
Well, upon reflection, I do recall that some among you (my favorites, actually) have from time to time sent me a small gift (just a token, I am sure, of what was in your heart). If that urge should strike you again this year I might suggest that you look to the arena of my recently acquired coffee habit and hobby. There do remain a few items that I lack, and these are all I need to be really, really, happy. In order to save you the embarrassment of selecting something that I already have, or buying something totally crappy, I've prepared a brief list of items from which to choose (see attachment). Note that there are a couple of very extravagant items on the list and once those are selected you will be limited to a more modest pick. You might communicate among yourselves to spare me the hassle of returning items. XXXXXX, I am sure would be pleased to coordinate whatever list might develop. You need only email her and she can tell you whether the item has been selected
and what is your current rank.
All my love,
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