Thursday, August 20, 2015

Great gifts galore!

A few weeks ago I celebrated my 28th year as a real life human being. I have been quite fortunate throughout the years, having many amazing birthdays. This year was no exception. I spent the weekend of my b-day with family and friends. That alone would have been enough of a birthday present for me, but my parents, sister, brother-in-law, and girlfriend got me some really cool gifts. I think they are cool enough to share here.

Before I go on about my "stuff", I'd like to take a quick moment to mention something more important. While most of us probably have wonderful birthday celebrations and get cool gifts, there are people out there who aren't so fortunate. There is a really neat non-profit organization here in the St. Louis area that provides birthday parties for homeless children. Every kid should experience the joy and excitement of celebrating their special day. Sweet Celebrations makes this happen for children who normally wouldn't get to have a birthday party. If you have the means, go to their website and help them out.

I'd also like to give a quick shout out to my cousin's daughter, Gracie. At the young age of six she is already being a selfless and admirable person by requesting that all of her birthday gifts be items that she could donate to the local animal shelter. She sacrificed all kinds of cool toys and clothes just to help out the animals in need! Way to go, Gracie!

Now, back to the vintage and retro presents that were bestowed upon me!

East + West STL hat
Made in the U.S.A. by Ebbets Field Flannels for the St. Louis men's shop East + West

Totes Men's Umbrella
Because every self respecting man needs a classy and durable umbrella.

Coral Court Room-Key Tag
Reproduction room key tag from the iconic Coral Court Motel, which once thrived, on Route 66, just outside of St. Louis, Missouri. 

Vintage Fishy Glass Set
Turquoise and chrome fish print glasses WITH carrier? YES PLEASE!

Early style BMW valve covers
These reproduction 1970-1976 BMW airhead valve covers offer a much more classic look than the newer style, black covers that were on my '79 R80.

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