Crazy Wife, Happy Life.

A couple of weeks ago I went into Bentley’s Drums in Fresno for my weekly lesson. They had just put out a new arrival. A USA Custom Gretsch in walnut gloss.

I took note because it was a 20, 14, 12 three piece kit and I have the big sister in the same finish, 22, 18, 16, 13. I asked about the price, kicked the tires and thought how cool it would be to have all of those sizes.

I then went on about my day, as we all do. A couple of days later, the wife says she’s going into town and asked if I needed anything. I tell her no but then as she’s headed out the door I say, oh yeah I do need something. I say, Gretsch 3 piece kit at Bentley’s, Dana knows which one. She laughed, I laughed and that was it.

A few days goes by and it’s Father’s Day. Her and the kids gave me a nice Garmin watch. Good day all around.

Today (Wednesday) I go in for my lesson and I see a sold tag on the Gretsch kit. My heart sank just a bit but oh well. That’s when Dana puts his hand on my shoulder and says, happy late Father’s Day.

So for the next 5 minutes I’m trying to get him to admit that he’s just harassing me. Then he tells me my wife and daughter came up and payed for it and he was holding it for me.

I still didn’t believe him so I called my wife. Sure enough, she did it. Even after it was in my car and I’m headed home I was still in a state of disbelief.

Hours later, I’m still shell shocked.




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The color is a perfect match. Here’s the 12 with my other kit’s 13.

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I love a story with a happy ending! Congrats on the new kit and the awesome family!
 
seriously, all I can say is dayem!!!!!
 
you lucky dog; couple more thousand and all I got is new driveway asphalt coming tomorrow.

😁 (true.
 
So I could see you ditching some drums OR
' getting kinda crowded in there innit? 😁
the Pearls? still relevant? There's an orange Ludwig monster in there too isn't there?

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Say "Thanks Honey now we gotta get a new house".. 😜
 
So I could see you ditching some drums OR
' getting kinda crowded in there innit? 😁
the Pearls? still relevant? There's an orange Ludwig monster in there too isn't there?

😁
Say "Thanks Honey now we gotta get a new house".. 😜
Yeah floor space is my challenge. The Pearls are keepers for now. The Vistalite are forever as are the USAC Gretsch. The Gretsch Brooklyns drew the short straw and will be going away.

The Pearls are 24,13,16,18 and the Brooklyns are mostly duplicates sizes of the USAC -18 and + a 10. I’ll probably add a 10 to the USAC kit. Truth is I would keep the Brooklyns if I had the room.
 
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"I think I'm on another world with you
With you
I'm on another planet with you
With you
Another girl, another planet
Another girl, another planet"
 
^^^^^
I circle, concur and initial! (an old Army term used when emphatically marking an "affirmative" checkbox on a form)

I'm sure Mrs @Square is a real sweetheart, but it takes two to tango. I'm betting you are deserving of such a gift. Happy Belated Father's Day.
 
Apparently I'm not as good a father as you...

For realz though, congrats and kudos to your wife and daughter, this is a FANTASTIC gift. I'm sure you've deserved it.
 
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