In 1994, on the 55th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, Chuck surprised me with a boxed gift set that included the movie on DVD, a CD of all of the movie's music, several B&W photos from the film, and a copy of the script. I was so excited! I could hardly believe that I actually had the script of the movie....I don't really need it though since I have the entire movie memorized. Anyway, it was a fabulous gift that I still treasure today.
When I was a junior at Winthrop, my Uncle DeWitt gave me money to order my college class ring. I was so happy because I had anticipated having a class ring for years....I didn't get a high school class ring because I knew I really wanted a college ring. Anyway, I got the traditional Winthrop College ring in yellow gold with a black onyx stone. I wore the ring every day. When I was teaching my first year, I lost the ring. Needless to say I was devastated!
Years later when Chuck and I were dating and he was a graduate student at Winthrop, he ordered me another class ring exactly like the one Uncle DeWitt bought for me. I still wear the ring today, and will probably always wear it. Both of these rings were favorite gifts because both were from extra special and important men in my life.