We are a proud family of military veterans, hunters and, firearm collectors. Recently while attending an NRA Banquet our father took note of your Henry Golden Boy. The Golden Boy was one of the firearms to be given away that evening during an auction where ten high bidders would be called to draw a poker chip out of a can. Each chip was numbered and an individual was eliminated as the chip with his number on it was drawn. The contest continued till my father and another gentleman were the last standing. At this point I my brothers Jim and Jason and our family all looked on in complete amazement as we were sure that POP was going to win the Golden Boy. The gentleman in contention with my father for the rifle was asked if he wanted to draw the last chip. He deferred and it was up to “POP” to determine the winner. POP reached into the bucket and pulled his own number. In an instant I could see the disappointment in my brother?s faces and feel my own heart sink. However, POP smiled, congratulated the gent, and returned to our table. My brother Jim later proclaimed “POP really wanted that Golden Boy” and herein the plan was hatched to purchase a Golden Boy and give it to him for his Birthday on March the 3rd. The days passed, a Golden Boy was purchased as well as a birthday cake with a Golden Boy on it. The plan was to unveil the cake as sort of a fun loving jab that he had been so close in the contest and missed out then brings out the Golden Boy we purchased. His birthday came and all went down as planned. POP couldn’t have been more excited. Thank You for making such a quality AMERICAN firearm and for the genuine joy we were all able to share on our POP’s 71st birthday. The pictures say it all.