Well today my friends my little brother turns 50, the 4th of 6 children to hit this milestone. Last night all of my siblings and their significant others surprised my brother by meeting him and Tracy at the casino for supper. Tracy had made calls to one of my other brothers to send out emails so that we all knew about the event and wanted to make sure we could try to surprise him...(tough task for sure). Then came the "what to give him for a present" phase...we all thought about it and someone mentioned 50 $2.00 dollar bills (as that was what my mom gave everyone when she was alive)...Well on my way to work on friday morning I came up with what I thought was a brilliant idea...(hmmmmmm....idea was good but since I came up with it....guess who should execute it...) The idea was for us all to go together and give him 50 gold dollar coins, 50 quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies...so far so good...easy right?? Well the next part of the idea was to tape them to an old "45" record I had laying around...somehow my brain didn't quite wrap itself around exactly how many coins I was working with...doh....anyway I decided to use 4 records and the "welcome to the 50's" theme...(since all but 2 of us are 50 +)...Anyway, after taping all the coins on the records I discovered...hmmmm...they were flapping a little and I needed to decide on how to keep them in place...(for surely he would want to take them off and use them in the slots....right???) Anyway after much debate I went to Michaels and purchased a frame to mount albums in that was on clearance...(bonus)...and this is how it turned out...:
This isn't a great picture but you will notice I have some guitar stickers on there...I made records with a punch, some black paper and crystal effects and I used a TGF image I colored with copics to give my brother the 50's theme I was going for...My niece asked if it could hang on a wall since it was so heavy...I said I don't really know, I thought he would take it apart and go gambling...my brother replied "NO WAY"...I going to keep this just as it is...so he did really like it...lol,..Here are a couple pictures of the birthday boy...
So I'm wishing my brother a very "Happy 50th" birthday today...
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Until next time,