Monday, June 14, 2010

Father's Day Inspired Giveaway!

Father's day is just around the corner! What are you going to get the dads in your life? How about winning them this awesome collection of books?

WAR By Sebastian Junger In his breakout bestseller, The Perfect Storm, Sebastian Junger created "a wild ride that brilliantly captures the awesome power of the raging sea and the often futile attempts of humans to withstand it" (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Now, Junger turns his brilliant and empathetic eye to the reality of combat--the fear, the honor, and the trust among men in an extreme situation whose survival depends on their absolute commitment to one another. His on-the-ground account follows a single platoon through a 15-month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley.


Moment of Glory By John Feinstein After winning 6 of the 12 Majors from 2000 to 2002, Tiger Woods struggled in 2003. Four unknown players would seize the day, rising to become champions in his wake. Mike Weir--considered a good golfer but not a great one--triumphed in The Masters, becoming the first Canadian to win a Major.


Miracle on the 17th Green By James Patterson , Peter de Jonge Travis McKinley's life has drifted sideways. His job, his marriage, even his children all feel disconnected and distant. Has he really accomplished nothing of consequence in his life? One Christmas Day, Travis plays a round of golf and finds himself for the first time in the zone--playing like a pro. In astonishingly short order, Travis is catapulted into the PGA Senior Open at Pebble Beach, where he advances to the final round. And while his wife, his children, and a live television audience watch, a miracle takes place that changes Travis, and his family, forever.


Innocent By Scott Turow The sequel to the genre-defining, landmark bestseller Presumed Innocent, INNOCENT continues the story of Rusty Sabich and Tommy Molto who are, once again, twenty years later, pitted against each other in a riveting psychological match after the mysterious death of Rusty's wife.












Oil By Tom Bower With unparalleled insight into BP and its safety record leading up to the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, Tom Bower gives us a groundbreaking, in-depth, and authoritative twenty-year history of the hunt and speculation for our most vital natural resource.


 
 
 
 
 
 
Beyond Belief By Josh Hamilton, Tim Keown Josh Hamilton was the first player chosen in the first round of the 1999 baseball draft. He was destined to be one of those rare "high-character " superstars. But in 2001, working his way from the minors to the majors, all of the plans for Josh went off the rails in a moment of weakness. What followed was a 4-year nightmare of drugs and alcohol, estrangement from friends and family, and his eventual suspension from baseball.










WIN THIS BOOK SET!
Thanks to Valarie at the Hachette Book Group I am able to giveaway 1 Set of this Book Collection to 1 very lucky reader!


Here's How It Works:
A Few Rules: (per Hachette Book Group)


You must be a US or Canadian Resident. And You must provide a Street Address upon notification of winning (NO PO BOXES)


 Mandatory Entry: (you must do this one first or I will be forced to remove all of your entries)


Answer this question: What will you do to Celebrate Dad this year? Include your email address in your comment(feel free to use the antiSPAM version - yourname[at]yourserver[dot]com)


Get More Entries: (LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY)


  • Become a Follower of Busy Moms Who Love to Read using Google Friends Connect (see sidebar)
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  • Become a Facebook Fan (see sidebar) and leave a comment on the wall telling me you want to win!
  • Add a comment to another post on this blog (a real comment, please, and mention which post)
  • Grab my button (see sidebar) and put it on your blog (include a link to your blog in your comment) (3 entries)
  • Add a post to your own blog about this giveaway (include a link to your post in your comment)(5 entries)
  • Add an entry to the most current Whatcha Reading Wednesday Post (3 entries)


All entries must be in by June 30th at 11:59pm PST. I will pick a winner using a Random Number Generator and announce the winner on by Noon!
I wish you the best of luck!


Disclaimer: I received no direct compensation for the post and review, other then a copy of the title reviewed from HBG.
If you are an author or publisher and would like for me to review your book please contact me directly: polsen11[at]comcast[dot]net


113 comments:

  1. Don't enter me but I wanted to say that is awesome. We are getting my dad an Audible membership and a mp3 player because he loves audio books! I get my love of reading from him! We will be traveling to a family reunion so we will all be together :) Going to be fun :)

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  2. Thanks for this lovely giveaway. Father's Day will be a special day with a full gourmet lunch for the family and Dad will be the guest of honor. My favorite historical era for novels which I read a great deal of is the 1940's. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. This is a great giveaway. We have 2 small kids and I might let hubby sleep in for father's day. =) The historical fiction question disappeared, but I love reading books that take place as far as possible from the present. tiredwkids at live dot com

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  4. What an amazing prize pack for Dad! My sister and I will be spending Father's Day the same way we have every year since we were kids... Taking Dad out for a fatty, guilt-filled breakfast, followed by 9 rounds at local golf course... Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

    Aliya D.
    aliyadaya(at)shaw(dot)ca

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  5. Hi there:

    Well, my father and my father-in-law are both gone, so my boys will focus their attention on their father. I'll probably cook dinner because they prefer that to going out. If it's not too hot, we'll eat on the patio & maybe take a dip in the hot tub. As for a present? Hhhhhmmmm, probably a gift certificate for something Nascar-related.

    JHS
    Colloquium

    jhsmail at comcast dot net

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  6. I'm already a Google follower.

    JHS
    Colloquium

    jhsmail at comcast dot net

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  7. I'm already a Facebook follower.

    JHS
    Colloquium

    jhsmail at comcast dot net

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  8. AND I'm a Twitter follower. :-)

    BTW, just a reminder for your readers that my "This One is Mine" giveaway ends at midnight (Pacific time), June 15, 2010, so they should stop by and get their entries in!

    JHS
    Colloquium

    jhsmail at comcast dot net

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  9. Father's Day will be celebrated for my son-in-law, who is a great Dad. After church we will all gather and cook BBQ ribs, Baked Beans, Garlic Bread,Corn on the Cob and Sweet Iced Tea and his favorite 12 layer Chocolate Cake. Thanks ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  10. Public follower on Google Friend Connect. Thanks ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  11. For Dad this year, I will buy a wonderful ice cream from Dairy Queen, and I will have a steak bbq.
    Baked potates and fried onions.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  12. I follow by google reader.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  13. My husband and I will spend the day with our son and his wife, our daughter and her husband and our seven grandchildren. We will have a nice lunch out and then go to the Arts Festival.
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  14. I follow by GFC.
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  15. I will be celebrating father's day a little late this year, but I plan to get my father a really nice wallet, because he had his stolen a few weeks ago.

    cams1031(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. I'm a follower

    cams1031(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. I follow and I will bake a cake and we'll probably BBQ.

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  18. planning to spend a relaxing/quiet father's day this year :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  19. A picnic in the park with kids and grandchildren is likely the plan for Father's Day, if only the weather cooperates!

    What a great collection of books! Please count me in.

    alongtheway at telus dot net

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  20. I'm going to make my dad dinner and give him a box of golf balls for Father's day.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  21. I follow via GFC: abfantom


    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  22. I will spend Father's Day with my husband. But oh how I miss my dad.

    please enter me cmagee7(at)cox(dot)net

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  23. This year I am taking my dad out to eat at his favorite restaurant. After we are going to hang out at the lake...and maybe do some fishing!
    dmkayes@gmail.com

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  24. I follow via Google Friend Connect
    dmkayes@gmail.com

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  25. I follow you on Twitter
    DivaliciousDK
    dmkayes@gmail.com

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  26. I will prepare a fabulous dinner for my husband.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. GFC Follower.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  28. My father passed away years ago, but to celebrate the memory of Dad I'm making one of his favorite meals.

    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. I follow on GFC

    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. What a great giveaway!

    I will be celebrating my husband this year...he is the best dad I've ever seen. His favorite thing is staying home with the family and watching movies, so that is what we will do on Sunday...also my daughter has some fun craft ideas planned for him but I can't share those because they are "Top Secret" shhhh

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  31. I posted on the Whatcha Reading Wednesday Post for June 16th!
    (1)

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  32. We are taking Dad out to Brunch and then I am not bringing up any of the projects that need to be done. We will be enjoying the day with family.
    His gift was purchased last week, a Garmin GPS.

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  33. second post on 6/16 Whatcha Reading thread

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  34. I will take Dad out for a lunch at the fine eating establishment of his choice, followed by watching the NASCAR race together!

    lahlstedt (at) gmail (dot) com

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  35. I'm a Google Friend follower (Lisanne624)!

    lahlstedt (at) gmail (dot) com

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  36. I'm following you on Twitter (@angloaddict).

    lahlstedt (at) gmail (dot) com

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  37. We celebrated my father last weekend (he was leaving to go cross country this week) and we celebrated by having a HUGE family reunion and at the end, we all lit a floating candle and placed it on my parent's pond. We almost lost my dad in October so this was very special to all of us! To celebrate my husband, the kids and I will take him on a picnic and go fishing for the day.
    epblack at zoominternet dot net

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  38. GFC follower!
    epblack at zoominternet dot net

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  39. Tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/97hockeymom/status/16431597770
    epblack at zoominternet dot net

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  40. Following you on Twitter: @97hockeymom
    epblack at zoominternet dot net

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  41. The kids and I will take hubby to his favorite Mexican restaurant for Father's Day.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  42. Like the comment by JHS, my dad has passed away, but not from my memory. We were especially close as I was born three hours before father's day and my dad and I shared a love of reading. You seldom saw either of us without a book in our hand.

    So, to his memory, I will read a war story as he was a vet. Also, I will be taking my husband to Aboriginal Experiences to enjoy the summer sun and dancing in honour of our Aboriginal heritage. Thank you for the contest.

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  43. I'll make some hand made eggplant pizzas for dad.

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  44. Like you on fb and commented on your wall (Cynthia Conley)

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  45. I'll be taking some flowers to his grave, and will whisper to his spirit that I get to keep this cool books all for myself when I win since he left too soon! hah.

    Thanks for the chance.

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  46. My father is no longer with us but we will bring him some flowers. For my husband, we are planning a seafood bbq. My son is doing the grilling and we are having scallops, shrimp and oyster. And of course, there's always breakfast in bed.

    mryward(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  47. I'm a follower on GFC.

    mryward(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  48. We'll celebrate by golfing together and then having a late lunch!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. I follow your blog with google friend connect
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. My dad is no longer with us,but I am taking hubby out to lunch and then to a football game tomorrow.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  51. I follow on twitter as 409cope.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  52. I follow through google friend.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  53. A gift, dinner and a cake.

    shawn113(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  54. My dad's deceased, so we went to the cemetery

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  55. we had a BBQ with the kids and grandkids

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  56. My husband and I are "celebrating dad" this year simply by spending more time with out parents. We know they won't be with us forever. Thanks for the chance to win the awesome book set. There's something for everyone in that group. (krstrpp at hotmail dot com)

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  57. We fixed Hubby breakfast and his favorite dinner. As well as got him new flips and the girls gave him "artwork" as a present.

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  58. I'm celebrating with Dad this year by having a fiesta at the old house. The whole family was there; it was nice. I also got him a great memoir about growing up in the 1950s.


    kittenlover03@sbcglobal.net

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  59. Going out for dimsum!

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  60. GFC follower!

    delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  61. We had a BBQ and the beach. Nice and relaxing! time4mommy@gmail.com

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  62. I follow on GFC :)
    time4mommy@gmail.com

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  63. I follow on twitter @time4mommy

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  64. tweeted http://twitter.com/Time4mommy/status/16873793376

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  65. I fanned you on twitter @ Mandie O'Steen Stevens

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  66. Add an entry to the most current Whatcha Reading Wednesday Post (3 entries) _ I did, cute Meme!

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  67. I got to spend the entire day with my Dad, just the two of us. We wandered around driving in the foothills and had a great dinner. Lovely, lovely day :)

    mooncatfarms (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  68. We went out to dinner! pretty standard!
    amanda
    catss99@yahoo.com

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  69. I follow w google friends
    catss99@yahoo.com

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  70. tweet

    http://twitter.com/catss99/status/16912044603
    catss99@yahoo.com

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  71. follow on twitter
    catss99
    catss99@yahoo.com

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  72. We went out to dinner.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  73. I follow on GFC.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  74. My sister and I ended up taking my Dad out to brunch with our kids, it was an awesome way to spend the day. I'd love to be entered, my Dad would enjoy these!

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  75. I follow on gfc. :)

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  76. WE had a nice lunch out and some giftcards to his favorite stores. I know it sounds impersonal but it works for him.

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  77. Here's my tweet:

    http://twitter.com/ky2here1/status/17281141823

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  78. I'm your 312th google friend connect follower kycouple2000.

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  79. Thanks for the giveaway. On Father's Day we had a BBQ with my husband's entire family. It was nice to be able to get everyone together.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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  80. This year to honor dad, we are throwing him a surprise retirement / 60th birthday party in November :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  81. Already did this! But the family all got together and had a cookout and gave him gifts and spent time with him!

    jeffintennessee at gmail dot com

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  82. we grilled with family.
    stracey2010@live.com

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  83. Baseball game and dinner!

    edgenemmers@gmail.com

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  84. crazyred61@yahoo.com
    Dinner and a movie

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  85. We made his favourite meal (all the things he shouldn't have! - just for one day), then went for a long walk on the beach.

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  86. We got my dad a Garmin GPS! He's been wanting one.


    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

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  87. We let him pick out steaks to grill and each boy gave him a picture they had drawn of him in "action" ;-)

    angjfuller at comcast (dot) net

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  88. we went to the lake and swam all day, it was fun!

    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  89. we went to the beach for fathers day
    con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

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  90. We actually didn't do anything to celebrate.

    nesta 67 {at} live dot com

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  91. Thanks for the giveaway...we took my Dad out for a little outing from his nursing home to his favorite restaurant for a leisurely Sunday Brunch.

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  92. I like you on Facebook.

    Chrysa D

    nesta 67 {at} live dot com

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  93. I'm following your blog in Google Friend Connect.

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  94. Following you via Twitter: @brianpiero

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  95. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/brianpiero/status/17468283913

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  96. We went out, bought some of his faves and made them for him. We also had a rocket day! He became a kid again.

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  97. We had a cookout for my father. He loved it!

    atreau at gmail dot com.

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  98. Well Father's Day is over but we went to brunch with my husband, my father and our kids. It was a great meal. We then came home and my husband had some great playtime with our oldest son, while the baby just hung out and watched.
    couponsiwant(at)verizon(dot)net

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  99. We took dad out to dinner. garrettsambo@aol.com

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