Why did Rob choose getting the milking done as a Christmas gift to his father over the nice tie that he had brought from the ten-cent store?

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One of the most wonderful things to happen to Rob as a young boy was his discovery that his father loved him. Rob's parents weren't usually very demonstrative when it came to expressing their feelings towards him, so this came as a very pleasant surprise.

One morning Rob is in bed and hears his father tell his mother how much he hates to wake him up. From that moment on that Rob realizes how much his dad...

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