I recently participated in the secret santa gift giveaway put on by “oldyoyograndma” (who did a great job organizing the event.) And all I can say is I’m REALLY glad I did! (read on…)
I live in central Minnesota. And almost exactly two years ago to this day I purchased a brand new orange/blue recrev “i” from the now defunct YYN store with my newly acquired Christmas funds. This recrev i was an amazing yoyo, not only was it very pretty but after I slapped a deshielded kk in it I couldn’t tell the difference between how it played compared to yoyos twice the price.
However, I ended up trading it to a kid at my local yoyo club about 6 months later. I almost immediately regretted the decision and wished I hadn’t. But he seemed to enjoy it a lot and it definitely received a few new “love marks” in the process.
Fast forward almost 1 1/2 years later and I had almost completely forgotten about this little yoyo. But apparently it hadn’t forgotten about me, because it came to me in the mail from my secret santa juliang22 who was chosen at random by the events organizer oldyoyograndma!
Even though I hadn’t seen the yoyo in over 1 1/2 years I immediately recognized the “love marks” and deshielded kk it still had in it when I traded it away so long ago. Talking to juliang22 only further confirmed that this was my old throw.
For those who don’t know, while I’ve personally never met juliang22 he is from California. So apparently this yoyo made its way around the country before coming back to freezing central MN. Haha what are the chances?
Thanks juliang22 and oldyoyograndma for making this the best secret santa ever!