Don’s “Einstein” carving–a birthday gift for Randy–took a trip this spring to North Carolina.  Here’s  Einstein before his long ride to Asheville.

   

 

My dad (Don) has spent countless hours carving many character banks over the years for all of us on our birthdays. So, in honor of him on his birthday we brought our collections of  hand-carved banks all back together, to surprise him – there were close to 100, maybe more (and that wasn’t even all of them).  It was tricky sneaking them in, but somehow we managed to get them all set-up without him knowing about it. His grandson having car trouble (sorry, but thanks, Brett) did help to get him temporarily out of the house so we did not have to be quite so sneaky…and that was not planned!

I’ll share a few photos here…

SURPRISE!

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Two beautiful trees were also added to their landscape in honor of Don’s  birthday….

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the youngest child’s birthday carving…

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What a beautiful fall season we are having….

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The latest wood carving (bank) by Don for his oldest daughter’s birthday. A perfect addition to her collection of carvings …she’s quite fancy in her white heels and dress and even has a little companion–Spot, the dog.

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Don’s latest woodcarving bank “Look What I Found “, a birthday present for his oldest son, now joins Randy’s collection and makes it’s home in Asheville, North Carolina…happy 52nd, Randy.

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