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Dec 25, 2023Liked by Jay Busbee

Merry Christmas, dude! I was gifted with the Mighty Men and Monster Maker in my preadolescent youth.

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Strong gifts! And Merry Christmas right back at ya!

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Dec 24, 2023Liked by Jay Busbee

Iron Maiden tickets

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The gift of metal is always a welcome one

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Dec 24, 2023Liked by Jay Busbee

My Dad brought me a stuffed black bear that used to have a purple sash that read Great Smoky Mountains from a business trip. I still have the bear. I also remember getting a bike for my 7th birthday. My parents sent me to get the mail and when I turned back to the house, there it was next to the porch. The most useful gift I ever received was a Kitchen Aid mixer, which I really like, but it didn’t take the place of the diamond I was expecting (we broke up the next year). The gift of my Savior, Jesus Christ, is the best gift I’ll ever receive. Merry Christmas!

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I love all of these! And yeah, a mixer when you're expecting a rock is a bit of a letdown, no matter how good a mixer it is.

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Dec 24, 2023Liked by Jay Busbee

Not bad, Jay, for your first week in journalism (love your stuff). My best gift(s) were family in whatever evolved and devolved form it came and a baseball mitt on my 13th birthday. Peace.

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Family is the best gift -- as my daughter reminded me after reading this post -- but you don't have to put a baseball mitt through college.

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Dec 24, 2023Liked by Jay Busbee

Big Jim with the Kung Fu grip!

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HELL YEAH BROTHER. Big Jim deserves a revival.

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Dec 24, 2023Liked by Jay Busbee

The more I think about it, GI Joe may have had Kung Fu grip. I think Big Jim had a button his back you could press and he would do a karate chop! Still my best gift though. Did do some serious GI Joe stuff as well!

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