The most stolen gift

Copyright Susanna Melo, 2011

19 people bought a $25 gift. 19 people put their wrapped gifts in the middle of the family after Christmas dinner. Each person drew a slip of paper with a number from 1 to 19. The person with #1 picked a gift. Then the person with #2 could either steal #1’s gift or pick a wrapped gift. This continues until all 19 people have stolen a gift or selected one of the remaining gifts. Then, at the end, the person with #1 gets a second turn. Marcelo was able to steal anyone’s gift.  He stole a book of photographs by Manuel Alvarez Bravo from Keith Kenney. Sooooooooo close, but . . . . The most stolen gift was a remote-controlled helicopter.

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About keithrkenney
Keith Kenney is a professor of visual communication at the University of South Carolina. He is living in Tbilisi, Georgia, for a year. This blog is about several topics. "CSJMM-Journalism" is about the students, faculty and staff members of the Caucasus School of Journalism and Media Management in Tbilisi, Georgia. "USC-Journalism" is about the students, faculty and staff members of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications (SJMC) at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. CSJMM and SJMC are recipients of a "Journalism School Partnership" program grant from the US Department of State. The purpose of this $750,000 grant is to improve CSJMM and ensure its sustainability. "Tbilisi, Georgia" is about Susanna Melo and my experiences in Tbilisi. "Columbia, SC" will be about our experiences in our home town--Columbia--when we return home. "Georgia" is about Susanna and my experiences when we travel in Georgia outside of Tbilisi. "United States" is about our experiences traveling in the US. "Films and Photography" is about two documentary films I'm working on in Georgia. One story follows how Adishi handles the rapid tourism that is being developed in Svaneti. The other story follows Tamaz Jalagania, who is a craftsman of swords and guns, an opera singer, and an extraordinary storyteller. "Scholarship" is about my current books, articles, reviews, and grants.

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