Had a great time at the silly family auction

@shaggin (26778)
United States
November 26, 2017 5:39pm CST
The party was at 1. It was held in their beautifully decorated garage. There was a table a long the wall with food and then two rows of tables running down the length of the room and two smaller tables running the opposite way. It was so crowded that once you scooted into a seat it was nearly impossible to get back out. Dinner was served first then the tables were cleared off and the gifts were all set on one table. On a large pinup board on the wall was months of the year. Each person wrote the day and month of their birthday on a piece of paper and stuck it under the month spot on the board. The months were drawn out of a hat then they went down the days in order of whose came first that month. The person called went up and chose any present to unwrap and show everyone then placed it on the second table. Anyone after that whose birthday was called could chose to steal that present or pick a new one. If you opened a present and someone liked it and stole it on their turn then the original gift opener got to pick another present. When my sons turn came he was to nervous so his sister picked his. It was a nice fuzzy hunting theme blanket he was hoping someone would steal. It was stolen and when his bday got called a second time he got braver and went up to make a choice. He chose the largest box that everyone was very curious and coaxing people into opening it. It wound up being a log carved up with screws for teeth, marbles for eyes, crazy black straw witch looking hair and a cowboy hat. Complete with a spiky wooden goatee. This was a site to see trust me lol. My son walked away crying. I laughed so hard I couldn’t help it. My daughter whose very artsy loved it and is keeping this hideous thing in her room. The photo I added here is of the gifts I won.
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@andriaperry (32984)
• Anniston, Alabama
27 Nov
Aww poor baby. But the game sounds fun.
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@shaggin (26778)
• United States
27 Nov
It was fun but very different then how things were at the last auctions where there was some sort of bidding.
@Kandae11 (26872)
26 Nov
Sounds like it was a lot of fun. Those gifts you won look cool.
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@shaggin (26778)
• United States
27 Nov
It was fun and the food was yummy as well as nice to visit with people. The slippers are child size so I am going to give them to my friend for her daughter. Some of the things we got I will donate as well.
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@Happy2BeMe (70157)
• Canada
26 Nov
Sounds like a good time. Nice gifts. Oh and yes I want to see it.
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@shaggin (26778)
• United States
27 Nov
I will message you a photo now before I go clean. The battery is dying on my phone so I have to plug it in soon.
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@shaggin (26778)
• United States
27 Nov
Darn it doesn't let us send photos in the chat I didn't know that.
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@Happy2BeMe (70157)
• Canada
27 Nov
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@BarBaraPrz (17529)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
26 Nov
Sounds like a lot of fun was had. And I like them socks!
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@shaggin (26778)
• United States
27 Nov
I don’t usually like knee highs but they can be great for things like shoveling where I want more to cover me to stay warm. I already have a few pair I don’t wear so I may make a craft from these or donate them.
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@sharon6345 (110277)
• United States
26 Nov
Oh I would love to see the gifts you won.
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@shaggin (26778)
• United States
27 Nov
In the photo are the things I won. Slippers are kid size though so I am going to give them to my friends daughter. It won't let me send photo in private message as I was going to send a photo of the ugly log character.
@sharon6345 (110277)
• United States
2 Dec
@shaggin Girl get that thing out of your house. Lord I would scream.
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@shaggin (26778)
• United States
4 Dec
@sharon6345 lol I literally would have no idea what to do with it. I’m not a fan of gag gifts. My daughter likes it and kept it for her room.
@bluesa (12710)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
27 Nov
Sounds like a really fun time! I am sorry your son was disappointed, but it is good your daughter will be keeping the, can I say "odd log?" Your gifts are lovely and some of them will keep you nice and warm. :)
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@shaggin (26778)
• United States
27 Nov
My daughter is artsy and appreciates this ugly log face but lol once she is done with it I have no clue what I will do with it. I think I could sneak out to my boyfriends house and pose it outside his bedroom window lol
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@bluesa (12710)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
28 Nov
@shaggin, Lol, I am all for the posing it outside his bedroom window
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@bluesa (12710)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
2 Dec
@shaggin Holy Guacamole!!! It would scare the bejeepers outta me!!! Thank you for sharing this with me. And I think it will definitely at least startle him, unless he has nerves of steel!
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@nela13 (629)
• Portugal
27 Nov
Ohhh, How old is your son?
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@shaggin (26778)
• United States
27 Nov
My son is 10. He’s very emotional though and has Aspergers.
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@nela13 (629)
• Portugal
27 Nov
@shaggin Ohh, I understand, my son is 9 and he is very emotional too.
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@nela13 (629)
• Portugal
4 Dec
@shaggin OMG, it is so awful, poor boy, my son would cry too.
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• United States
29 Nov
Wow sounds like a fun auction minus your son crying. Did he end up trading with his sister (gift wise) or your sister got his gift + hers.
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@shaggin (26778)
• United States
29 Nov
His sister was allowed to open another package for him while he was crying. It was an empty Hershey's Candy tin. People collect them but we don't so I put it in a bag of things to donate.
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• United States
29 Nov
@shaggin Aww was he disappointed afterwards or he got over it quickly?
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@shaggin (26778)
• United States
29 Nov
@infatuatedbby He cried for along time then we got our gifts we won and left before cake and ice cream.
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• United States
28 Nov
To some art is great while others think it is hideous, hmmmm I would probably agree with your daughter !
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@shaggin (26778)
• United States
28 Nov
It was unique, hideous and neat all at the same time. Reminds me of the long haired guy from cheech and chong.
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• United States
28 Nov
@shaggin aww you mean very cute Tommy Chong ????
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• United States
1 Dec
@shaggin hmmm it does kind of look hideous BUT art is in the eye of the beholder so my opinion may not be shared by just a few . . . thanks for letting me see the entire piece
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@DianneN (59170)
• United States
27 Nov
I wished you showed that log. Your poor son must have felt so bad. Your girfts look great!
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@shaggin (26778)
• United States
28 Nov
I posted the photo on instragram and facebook so I didn't want to share the same photo here. I thought I would be able to private message a photo to those on here who wanted to see it but I noticed when I tried we can't send photos that way
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@DianneN (59170)
• United States
30 Nov
@shaggin No, unfortunately we can't.
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@DianneN (59170)
• United States
1 Dec
@shaggin Thank you!!!! I think it's awesome and hilarious! You can delete it now if you want to.
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@FayeHazel (11583)
• United States
27 Nov
That game sounds fun and you got some great gifts!
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@shaggin (26778)
• United States
27 Nov
There were so many packages to choose from. Almost all of them were in gift bags. I chose my packages based on what bags I liked. I love the ear wrap it will be put to good use when I shovel the snow in the winter.
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@FayeHazel (11583)
• United States
28 Nov
@shaggin When I go to a white elephant gift exchange that's how I pick, too
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@shaggin (26778)
• United States
28 Nov
@FayeHazel It was kind of odd how it was done. All the bags were rather girly and men wound up with things for kids or women etc.
@bunnybon7 (33044)
• Holiday, Florida
28 Nov
looks like you got some pretty cool stuff. poor son.
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@shaggin (26778)
• United States
28 Nov
It was all for fun. Most people got things they likely didn't want like my father in law getting little kids crocodile slippers. I will be donating and giving friends the things we won't use.
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@bunnybon7 (33044)
• Holiday, Florida
29 Nov
@shaggin yes seemed great fun.
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@carebear29 (26116)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
27 Nov
them are some cute items.
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@shaggin (26778)
• United States
27 Nov
The slippers are a tad to small so I am going to give them to my friends daughter. The candle holder and gloves I gave to my daughter. The coasters are from the 60s. I will see if my boyfriend wants them.
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@carebear29 (26116)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
28 Nov
@shaggin thT IS NICE OF YOU
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@Tina30219 (26591)
• Onaway, Michigan
27 Nov
Sorry to hear your son walked away crying. Looks like you got some nice stuff. I hope you had fun.
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@shaggin (26778)
• United States
27 Nov
It was all for fun so no big deal my son was upset. It was rather funny the whole thing. I had a good time.
@Tina30219 (26591)
• Onaway, Michigan
27 Nov
@shaggin Glad you had a good time.
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@JudyEv (100541)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Nov
I feel a bit sorry for your poor son but typical of a child to pick the biggest box!
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@shaggin (26778)
• United States
27 Nov
He cries pretty easy. He was worried something like that would happen so he didn’t want to go to begin with but it’s all for fun and he needs to learn to deal with disappointment.
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@JudyEv (100541)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Nov
@shaggin You're right. These little incidences are all just 'lessons in life' really.
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@averygirl72 (13758)
• Philippines
4 Dec
You seem to have a lot of fun. So many items you got there
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@shaggin (26778)
• United States
4 Dec
It was a fun time. These were the items I won. I gave away most of the gifts I won. My daughter won quite a few things as well.
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@LoriAMoore (9923)
• United States
29 Nov
That's kind of a neat thing to do.
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@shaggin (26778)
• United States
29 Nov
It was different the way they did it this time but I can’t remember for sure how it was run last time. It was fun and I had a great time.
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@sol_cee (13566)
• Japan
28 Nov
Mean mom. haha
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@shaggin (26778)
• United States
28 Nov
Hard not to laugh but its okay its a lesson all kids need to learn that its all just for fun.
@allen0187 (27451)
• Philippines
28 Nov
Sounds like a fun way to liven up any party.
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@shaggin (26778)
• United States
28 Nov
It was a lot of fun!
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• United States
27 Nov
I feel sorry for you son if he wasn't happy with his gift but the game itself sounds like fun
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@shaggin (26778)
• United States
27 Nov
I didn't feel to bad for him because it really was just for fun. My father in law got little girls aligator slippers I'm sure he will never use.