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Talking Dictionary897. A Gift Set Aside


897. At the first family Thanksgiving after Dad's death, Mom made a heartfelt speech about how much help Dewey had been in the ensuing months. She presented her son a gift from the family—an expensive medallion for his keychain. An inscription was on one side and an engraving of Dad's likeness on the other. Completely surprised and faltering, Dewey thanked everyone, saying he was just helping out. "If you wanted to give me something, a T‐shirt would've been fine," he said. Riding in Dewey's truck a month later, Craig asked, "Where's the medallion? I don't see it on your keychain." Dewey said, "I hate to say this, but I don't like the engraving. It doesn't look like Dad. When I think of Dad, I want to think of my Dad, not the engraver's dad. It's in a drawer." Craig said, "I told them to get you a bottle of Crown." 5.3


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