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All of you guys would have loved my Mom and her sense of humor about things like this.

November 15, 2023 07:51AM
One year for my Birthday, while I was in the USAF, she sent me a card that read......"I think you're swell!! I think you're nifty!!! That's why I sent this card instead of a Gifty!!!" CRACKED ME UP!! Sooooooo, for the next Christmas. I think this was around 1988....... I sent her a Christmas Card that had a Bum flipping off with both middle fingers, with a cigarette about to fall out of his mouth, that read......."Life is tough. Times are hard. So here's your friggen Christmas Card!" I honestly was not totally sure how she'd handle it. My Step Dad said she busted out in hysterical laughter and showed the card to all of her neighbors.

Fast forward to about 20 years ago, she sent me a Birthday card that had a very old man from a photo taken in the early 1900s. The old guy had a cane and a very mean looking scowl on his face. On the front of the card, it read...Here's your damned Birthday Card!! Open it up and it read....."Now sit down and SHUT UP!! To this day...THE best Birthday Card I have ever gotten. Funny thing is....I found the same card and sent it back for HER Birthday. That turned to a 6-7 year tradition. About 7-8 years before she passed, she had a local Baker who could impose photos on cakes, make my Birthday Cake with that old man. The cake read "Happy Birthday!! Now Shut Up!!"

Yep. My Mom is the one who taught me to laugh at life.

  I got this for Christmas 1980. VERY cool but.... Attachments

Ramgator68November 14, 2023 10:33AM

  With the keyboard on top, it could be programmed to go anywhere...

Ramgator18November 14, 2023 10:37AM

  Re: I got this for Christmas 1980. VERY cool but....

SeattleRam14November 14, 2023 10:41AM

  Played with this alot

SeattleRam23November 14, 2023 10:46AM

  when I saw "played with this alot"........

21Dog19November 14, 2023 12:45PM

  I call bs

LesBaker18November 14, 2023 02:18PM


ferragamo7911November 16, 2023 07:03AM

  I had that same set..

sstrams16November 14, 2023 02:29PM

  You guys were spoiled rotten...

JamesJM25November 14, 2023 11:41AM


IowaRam18November 14, 2023 01:21PM

  HA!! My Dad used to say he got raisins! nm

Ramgator13November 14, 2023 04:35PM

  Ha! All I got were the seeds, I had to grow my own oranges....

roman1819November 15, 2023 04:28AM

  LUCKY YOU!!!!!!!! I got a Stocking full of DIRT!

Ramgator13November 15, 2023 07:37AM

  An orange? All I got was a Little Cutie..

sstrams16November 15, 2023 07:24AM

  All of you guys would have loved my Mom and her sense of humor about things like this.

Ramgator14November 15, 2023 07:51AM

  LOL (nm)

JamesJM10November 15, 2023 08:34AM

  Don't remember it

IowaRam13November 14, 2023 01:23PM