A Very Special Christmas Gift
December 29, 2017 7:51pm CST
Alex is our second oldest grandson, he is 24. He is in a tool and dye apprenticeship. He has made some lovely metal things in the past. For Christmas, he made us a set of aluminum dominoes. They are substantial in weight and just beautifully done. I was blown away, they are some of the most beautiful dominoes I have ever seen. We just love them, we are so impressed with not only the quality but also with the fact that he knew us well enough to know that we would love and cherish them. We are just so proud of how far he has come. As a teen, he suffered from bipolar disease and it was touch and go for a few years. He has grown into a wonderfully kind and thoughtful young man.
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Next year he says he is going to make us the second half so we have 12 over 12s. I will cherish them forever. One of our sons made us a cribbage board when he was in high school and we cherished that until we lost it in the fire.
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I am not sure, my friend is sick and may not be well enough to play. I want to show them to her but we usually use the 12 over 12s, these will be good for Al and I to play each other in Florida. I am so proud, we were not sure he was going to survive those years when his illness all but paralyzed him.
i like dominoes. i remember teaching my nieces. it's easy to play and easy to pack (the small inexpensive plastic ones with a case). it's beautifully made, one you would proudly show everyone, and thank you for sharing his remarkable story (which i read in the comments).