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Old Dec 5th, 2005, 07:58 PM   #1
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Cool Your free spirited maiden aunt leaves you $50k......

Your free spirited maiden aunt leaves you $50k in her will with the stipulation you MUST spend it on 3 dream items..... not practical things.

Tech toys, vacations, antiques, expensive frivolities all apply.

You have one week to line them up for the executor's approval before he doles out the cash.

Make your picks. Show us in photos. Where or what.



A 60 year old Dalmore single malt??......that qualifies. That'll cover 1/2 or more

The cruise of a lifetime how far can $50k take you??

Impress the glinty eyed executor with your obvious love of frivolity and waltz out with your $50k dream goodies PAID IN FULL.

Let's have some pre holidays creative spending here.
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Old Dec 5th, 2005, 08:16 PM   #2
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BMW 325xi
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January - February 2006 in Bahamas/Cuba/Aruba... (you get the idea)

car - $40K w/ trade in, make that a 330xi....
60" - $3K
2 months in cuba - say $7K

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Old Dec 5th, 2005, 08:46 PM   #3
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The practical thing to do with this money is to pay off my line of credit. However, since I have to be impractical, I think I have an interesting way to spend the money.

My only "maiden aunt", who was actually the sister of my grandmother, was a real socialist. She wanted to go and fight with the Abe Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil War and was outraged to find out she would not be allowed to join and serve.

So, in her name, I shall donate it to these three places --
http://www.stellaburry.ca/emmahouse.html
http://www.stellaburry.ca/naomi.html
http://www.stellaburry.ca/newbegin.html

So, practical me would pay off debt.............impractical me would give it away to people I do not know and who would never know where this real spirit of Christmas/Hanukkah came from this year. Paix.
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Old Dec 5th, 2005, 08:46 PM   #4
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1st 2006 Honda Civic Si 25,000.00

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2nd1967 Austin Mini Cooper 'S' 20,000.00

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3rd 50" Samsung Plasma TV 5,000.00

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Old Dec 5th, 2005, 08:53 PM   #5
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C'mon Michael photos to impress the glinty eyed executor - or he won't write that cheque. The devil ....or the cash..... is in the details.

Dr. G your dream day as well heeled philanthropist dolin gout dreams to others. Good choice

KOs - to the penny - well spent. That Civic sure looks different - looks like they've got another winner.
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Let's see ... a few of my passions:

Golf - since I have already played Pebble Beach and Glen Abbey ... there is only one holy grail left to play - St. Andrews ... and of course, a trip to watch 'The Masters'. A golf school would be pretty cool as well ... likely one by Dave Pelz.

Audio/Video - Sony Qualia 70" SXRD TV / or Qualia SXRD Projector

Macintosh - 30" ACD ... and a Quad too
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Let's see ... a few of my passions:

Golf - since I have already played Pebble Beach and Glen Abbey ... there is only one holy grail left to play - St. Andrews ... and of course, a trip to watch 'The Masters'. A golf school would be pretty cool as well ... likely one by Dave Pelz.

Audio/Video - Sony Qualia 70" SXRD TV / or Qualia SXRD Projector

Macintosh - 30" ACD ... and a Quad too
what was pebble beach like?
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Pictures - or no cash says ol Glint eye C'mon people these are your DREAM things.....show em off...don't be lazy. Ya never know what might come of it..

Your rich other half you haven't yet met is perusing this thread for a soul mate.......
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what was pebble beach like?
Absolutely unbelievable ... I played in August 1995 ... perfect day ... 80 degrees ... relatively calm winds. I can't imagine how difficult the course would be when the wind starts blowing ... I remember watching the final round of the US Open in '92 on TV ... I don't think any amateur would have been able to finish that day.

Back then ... the cost was $175 US ... expensive, but absolutely worth it for a once-in-a-lifetime experience ... the place is simply breathtaking ... and knowing the history of the area makes it even more special. I think the green fee now is probably close to $400 US ... if you love golf and have the chance to play ... it is worth it ... you will never forget it.
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Nothing practical? Okay, I'll just imagine a moment of utter weakness, and get myself some of the latest pro audio gear in a bundle package...

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Oh, and this Civic hybrid for my wife...

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Five days at Disney World for the family...

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