There were beautiful flowers too.
For dinner we ate outside at Richardson's Canal House. These pomme frites were a highlight. Afterwards we went to see San Andreas.
Now back to the gifts.The traditonal gift for eleven years is steel. That is lucky for Aaron because he loves knives and other steel items. I got him this pocket knife from Benchmade. My friend Patricia told me I had to give him a penny with the knife. I had never heard of this tradition before.
It is believed that if you give someone a knife as a gift, it will "sever" the relationship. To remedy this, you give them a penny with the knife which they give back to you as payment, which preserves the relationship.
I think traditions like this are fun so of course I taped a shiny penny to the box. I can't help but think of how many knive have been gifted in my pocket knife collecting family!