My siblings and step-siblings and I — seven of us altogether — pitched in to jointly purchase a new flat-screen HD television for our parents this year.
The plan had been afoot since Labor Day. I collected the money and purchased the equipment this past Wednesday, also getting them a wall-mount and a 2.1 speaker to with the new TV.
My step-sister from Colorado arrived with her family on Thursday evening, so my own sisters showed up too at about the time she was arriving. We surprised our parents mightily, to the point where my father was speechless.
Much mirth and merriment ensued.
Last evening Pop called me to tell me that the new toys were all working properly. He sounded positively delighted in the outcome!