2017 Secret Santa Thread

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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by Jester » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:03 am

Pictures to come hopefully tomorrow. Santa really came through this year. Must have thought I was good.
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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by sweetandsour » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:32 am

tuttle wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:22 pm
CHRISTMAS SWAG!!!

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Thanks Santa! (From Texas...I have my suspicions...)
Hope you enjoy. Sorry for the thrown together pkg, with everything going on I was running out of time. About the small yellow ball, I had about a dozen in there in place of foam peanuts, but it wasn't working so I dumped them. Apparently one stayed in the box. Those are batting practice balls that I use with my grandson. They work pretty good. Anyway, merry Christmas.
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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by tuttle » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:45 am

sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:32 am
tuttle wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:22 pm
CHRISTMAS SWAG!!!

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Thanks Santa! (From Texas...I have my suspicions...)
Hope you enjoy. Sorry for the thrown together pkg, with everything going on I was running out of time. About the small yellow ball, I had about a dozen in there in place of foam peanuts, but it wasn't working so I dumped them. Apparently one stayed in the box. Those are batting practice balls that I use with my grandson. They work pretty good. Anyway, merry Christmas.
Thanks so much! I love it all.

Even the ball.


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I sleep with the ball underneath my pillow....












it whispers to me at night.

















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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by hugodrax » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:02 pm

tuttle wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:45 am
sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:32 am
tuttle wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:22 pm
CHRISTMAS SWAG!!!

Image

Thanks Santa! (From Texas...I have my suspicions...)
Hope you enjoy. Sorry for the thrown together pkg, with everything going on I was running out of time. About the small yellow ball, I had about a dozen in there in place of foam peanuts, but it wasn't working so I dumped them. Apparently one stayed in the box. Those are batting practice balls that I use with my grandson. They work pretty good. Anyway, merry Christmas.
Thanks so much! I love it all.

Even the ball.


Especially the ball.















I sleep with the ball underneath my pillow....












it whispers to me at night.

















help me
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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by sweetandsour » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:02 pm

tuttle wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:45 am
sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:32 am
tuttle wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:22 pm
CHRISTMAS SWAG!!!

Image

Thanks Santa! (From Texas...I have my suspicions...)
Hope you enjoy. Sorry for the thrown together pkg, with everything going on I was running out of time. About the small yellow ball, I had about a dozen in there in place of foam peanuts, but it wasn't working so I dumped them. Apparently one stayed in the box. Those are batting practice balls that I use with my grandson. They work pretty good. Anyway, merry Christmas.
Thanks so much! I love it all.

Even the ball.


Especially the ball.















I sleep with the ball underneath my pillow....












it whispers to me at night.

















help me
I need to go find those balls and pick me out one.
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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:47 pm

It’s been a roller coaster of a year, I must say, losing a child, getting ready to have another, full of hope and doubt, changes, triumphs, failures, but God never fails to shine through the fellowship of others, especially here at CPS, fellowship, may I define, is not potlucks or telling one another that it will get better, but rather it’s coming alongside, it always involves investment. Today somebody invested in me, usually my favorite part of Secret Santa is giving, this year it’s receiving. I’ve been home alone all week, my wife and child are out of town, and I’ve had a rough cold, so it’s been lonely. I walked up to the door today looking forward to my wife and gremlin coming home tomorrow, and lo and behold there is a box on the porch. I am humbled. Thank you to whomever decided to give without any expectation of receiving. It means a lot.

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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by Jocose » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:53 pm

Mailed one SS box off today, hope to get the other one mailed off soon.

I picked up a package from my SS delivered from Smokingpipes.com whilst I was at the post office..

Thank you Secret Santa! What a great and generous gift!
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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by DepartedLight » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:30 am

sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:02 pm
tuttle wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:45 am
sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:32 am
tuttle wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:22 pm
CHRISTMAS SWAG!!!

Image

Thanks Santa! (From Texas...I have my suspicions...)
Hope you enjoy. Sorry for the thrown together pkg, with everything going on I was running out of time. About the small yellow ball, I had about a dozen in there in place of foam peanuts, but it wasn't working so I dumped them. Apparently one stayed in the box. Those are batting practice balls that I use with my grandson. They work pretty good. Anyway, merry Christmas.
Thanks so much! I love it all.

Even the ball.


Especially the ball.















I sleep with the ball underneath my pillow....












it whispers to me at night.

















help me
I need to go find those balls and pick me out one.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by Jester » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:34 pm

Picture from my Secret Santa!
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Thank you St. Secret! I am amazed at the heart of the individual who filled this package.
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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by UncleBob » Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:43 pm

I found a package from my Secret Santa!

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Balkan Sobranie, C&D Sunday Picnic '07 (one of my favorites), a Coleman flask, a Coleman LED flashlight, and a Coleman brass matchbox in a book gift box! Thanks Secret Santa!
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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by DepartedLight » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:23 pm

UncleBob wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:43 pm
I found a package from my Secret Santa!

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Balkan Sobranie, C&D Sunday Picnic '07 (one of my favorites), a Coleman flask, a Coleman LED flashlight, and a Coleman brass matchbox in a book gift box! Thanks Secret Santa!
Was there an airplane bottle of Bourbon or two for the flask?

The Coleman theme is brilliant.
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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by ReverendThom » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:54 pm

UncleBob wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:43 pm
I found a package from my Secret Santa!

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Balkan Sobranie, C&D Sunday Picnic '07 (one of my favorites), a Coleman flask, a Coleman LED flashlight, and a Coleman brass matchbox in a book gift box! Thanks Secret Santa!
Ohhhhh Sunday Picnic!
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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by Skip » Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:55 pm

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I wasn't even on the list.

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Post by 7formy1911 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:55 pm

Woohoo! My Secret Santa gift came! Thanks Secret Santa! Picture to follow soon...
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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by Pepik » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:10 pm

So I get home and what do I find? Santa I-D done struck!

Many thanks, Sam and a very Merry and Bless'd Christmas!

My home office smells wonderful now. Russ has some sweet smellin' Sugar Plums, lemme tellya! (Sorry Russ.. You really do. Grats!)Image

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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by DepartedLight » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:16 pm

Pepik wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:10 pm
So I get home and what do I find? Santa I-D done struck!

Many thanks, Sam and a very Merry and Bless'd Christmas!

My home office smells wonderful now. Russ has some sweet smellin' Sugar Plums, lemme tellya! (Sorry Russ.. You really do. Grats!)Image

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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by GaryInVA » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:36 am

DepartedLight wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:16 pm
Pepik wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:10 pm
So I get home and what do I find? Santa I-D done struck!

Many thanks, Sam and a very Merry and Bless'd Christmas!

My home office smells wonderful now. Russ has some sweet smellin' Sugar Plums, lemme tellya! (Sorry Russ.. You really do. Grats!)Image

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How do you know it's Sam?

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Look in the upper left hand corner of the picture.

Even though I wasn't part of Secret Santa this year I still read the thread because it makes me happy.
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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by DepartedLight » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:25 am

GaryInVA wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:36 am
DepartedLight wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:16 pm
Pepik wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:10 pm
So I get home and what do I find? Santa I-D done struck!

Many thanks, Sam and a very Merry and Bless'd Christmas!

My home office smells wonderful now. Russ has some sweet smellin' Sugar Plums, lemme tellya! (Sorry Russ.. You really do. Grats!)Image

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
How do you know it's Sam?

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Look in the upper left hand corner of the picture.

Even though I wasn't part of Secret Santa this year I still read the thread because it makes me happy.
D'OH!
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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by ReverendThom » Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:53 pm

Hokey Dinah! My secret Santa was a wee bit generous this year. I have wanted briarworks pipes for a long time, and now I have to. Wow! And a nice little tamper and letter and card :-)

I'm honestly a little in shock at the generosity of this Santa ... but I am every year.

My secret Santa had to go through double-trouble this year too, due to a misunderstanding at the border with the original parcel. I think this may be my last year participating as it's starting to get to be a pain for those that draw my name. But I so so so appreciate this gift and all the other years and for you folks being willing to let me join in the fun.

A big thank you to this year's secret santa - somebody who mailed from Durango Colorado. Hmmmmmmm :-)



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Re: 2017 Secret Santa Thread

Post by durangopipe » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:02 pm

ReverendThom wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:53 pm
Hokey Dinah! My secret Santa was a wee bit generous this year. I have wanted briarworks pipes for a long time, and now I have to. Wow! And a nice little tamper and letter and card :-)

I'm honestly a little in shock at the generosity of this Santa ... but I am every year.

My secret Santa had to go through double-trouble this year too, due to a misunderstanding at the border with the original parcel. I think this may be my last year participating as it's starting to get to be a pain for those that draw my name. But I so so so appreciate this gift and all the other years and for you folks being willing to let me join in the fun.

A big thank you to this year's secret santa - somebody who mailed from Durango Colorado. Hmmmmmmm :-)



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Not sure who your Secret Santa is, Michael :-D , but I got a coded message that you had already received the best gift in the world, earlier this year.

There was something in the message about tobacco soon to be arriving across the border in North Dakota.

Have a wonderful, blessed Christmas.

My Secret Santa hit the nail on the head with his wonderful gifts to me.
The package was on our back porch this morning!

I’ll say a bit more a little later after I get a chance to upload a photo, but thanks a million, Secret Santa.
I’m thrilled.
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