When I was a little girl, my father would sing and play the guitar to lull me and my three siblings to sleep. When he passed away a few years ago, my siblings said they would like to inherit his guitar.
Later, I told my husband I would rather inherit Dad’s mandolin. I’ve tried playing the guitar but they are just too large and bulky for me.
I am proud of what my husband did next.
- He approached my mother to see if my siblings had expressed interest in the mandolin.
- He had her appraise it.
- He paid the full appraisal price for it.
- He hid it behind the couch because he couldn’t figure out how to wrap it.
I was in shock when I opened the case and saw the pink towel. That was how I knew it was my dad’s mandolin.
Buying my dad’s mandolin was a priceless, sentimental gift. I appreciated that he also paid full value for it to mom.
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