Gift from above....long story

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  1. DukeSoprano

    DukeSoprano Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Jan 17, 2013
    My first wifes father ended up being one of my best friends. Back in the late 80s we were together all the time, fishing, working on cars, 31 hour rode trips to pick up cars, vacations, you name it. One of the kindest men I have ever met. After my 28 year marriage to his daughter ended (my fault) I figured he was mad........but he never was, in fact he saw my side better then anyone else did.
    When he passed away a few years ago, I told my son if his grandma ever wanted to sell his grandpas Ruger Single Six, I would buy it.
    Time passed and he couldn't find it, numerous relatives came and went living in the house and everyone figured it somehow disappeared. One day my son called me, grandma was short on cash and wanted to know if I would buy grandpas 2 rifles, both .22s, I gave her a fair price even though I didn't really want them.
    Couple more years pass, my son and I finally have a close relationship, he had a son with a girl and they had broke up, I became friends with her and her father (my minister), yea I KNOW!
    Anyway my son could have visitation with his son on one condition, it was at my house.

    As a way to show him how proud I am of him for turning out to be a good father and a hard worker, I made a guitar for him for Christmas, yes he almost cried when he opened it. He told me he felt bad because he couldn't get me anything for Christmas, of course that was fine with me, all I wanted was for him and his son, my daughter and grand daughter to show up and they all did. He lives with his grandma now and has to help with the bills.

    Apparently he began searching the house for the Ruger again and as the story goes, he was about to give up after searching and searching his grandfathers room closets and drawers.
    Then he dropped rolled under a dresser................he got down on his hands and knees and used his phone as a light............whats that red box???????

    Turns out it was my birthday present from my son and my late father in law!
  2. joerockhead

    joerockhead "BOURBON" It's not just for Breakfast anymore ! Supporting Addict

    Oct 12, 2011
    Awesome Story !!
    Life is the road traveled ….
    Thanks for sharing ….
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  3. Gripwright

    Gripwright Well-Known Member

    Feb 8, 2016
    Thank you for sharing this story...and that's an AWESOME Les Paul!
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  4. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    What a great story and gift. You are blessed sir!!!!!!!!!!
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  5. bobo3020

    bobo3020 Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    Thank you for sharing! Quite touching.
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  6. DukeSoprano

    DukeSoprano Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Jan 17, 2013

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  7. robs9

    robs9 Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2015
    Thank you for sharing!! Life goes up and down and sometimes completely sideways. I've had s few of the sideways things the last few years. But things always get better.

    Nice story.

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  8. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    Great story, Duke! Man, you truly have some skills!!
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  9. BennyAdeline

    BennyAdeline Official Hi-Point Brand Representative

    Nov 26, 2018
    Awesome story! Thank you for sharing!
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  10. Jim PHL

    Jim PHL Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2013
    You’re right about what’s important and truly blessed. Great pic of you and your son and awesome job on the guitar too.
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  11. Slapshot

    Slapshot Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2017
    Great post thanks for sharing. Sounds like it was meant to be.

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  12. Jimhoag

    Jimhoag In Kentucky

    Jun 14, 2013
    Great story with a great outcome

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  13. Gripwright

    Gripwright Well-Known Member

    Feb 8, 2016
    ^^^^That's not just a guitar, that's art and love. Special piece.
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  14. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
  15. A45GUNNER

    A45GUNNER Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2012
    That's a great story! Great job on the axe also! Things always work out for the best
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  16. Mike A

    Mike A Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 19, 2017
    Karma believe it. :)
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  17. july19

    july19 Womb? Weary? He rests. He has travelled. Supporting Addict

    Sep 16, 2013
    Good on you. It’s gratifying that sometimes the complications of life come together in a beautiful package - with a bow.
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  18. rmac

    rmac Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 26, 2016
    Thank you for sharing the story. My day and life are much richer for it.
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  19. danc1996

    danc1996 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2016
    Amazing story. Hope all is well with you and your family

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  20. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014

    The sunburst blend turned out phenomenal. Very talented indeed . . . .


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