- 6 years ago
- Wedding: November 2012
I have an uncle that I’m not really close to. I see him at family holidays and stuff, but that’s about it. I’m a little closer to his daughter (my cousin) and we will chat every now and then through Facebook or whatever.
Two weeks ago, my mom hosted an engagement party for us in my hometown (where all the family still lives). At that party, I received one card that was signed by the uncle and his young daughter (age 13) as well as the other daughter (age 40 something) and her husband and their daughter. In the card, were two confirmations that stuff at been bought off the registry and I could pick them up at the store. As they were handing me the card, the older daughter said something to my mom about this being a joint gift.
When I got home that night, there were indeed confirmations in my email saying that we had stuff to pick up at the store. My uncle had bought like 5-6 things off the registry and spent close to $150! My cousin bought has a gift card for the store where we’re registered for $50.
I’m very appreciative of the gifts and it’s way more than I ‘expected’, especially from my uncle. This man is on a fixed income and is trying to raise his disabled daughter on his own. I have no idea where he would have gotten $150 for an engagement gift for a niece that he’s not all that close to. My mom is just as confused and thinks it’s possible that the gifts from the registry and the gift card where from my uncle and the 40 something cousin. She gathers this from the way that the 40something cousin whispered to her that it was a joint gift.
Mom has offered to call my uncle (her brother) and see if she can get to the bottom of the gifts, but I think that might be tacky and insinuating that he has no money. I would rather just send the thank you cards for whatever the store told me was bought by each of them.