Morgan Hunter Holiday Memories

 

 

The holiday season is here! As we prepare to spend time with family and friends, we thought it would be fun to reflect on some of the Morgan Hunter family’s favorite holiday memories.

 

Dan Hilboldt | Senior Recruiter | Sales, Marketing & Advertising Division

 

What’s the best Christmas gift you’ve received?

That’s a toss-up…the GI Joe Headquarters Command Center or He Man’s fortress, Castle Grayskull.

What’s the worst gift you’ve received?

To be honest, I’ve probably GIVEN worse gifts than I’ve ever received.  I’m not the best at getting gifts if I don’t know what someone doesn’t want.  So if you want something from me, you better be specific, or you’re getting a gift card.  It’s the thought that counts though, right?

What’s a gift you always wanted as a kid but never got?

Either the Gi Joe Aircraft Carrier or a Power Wheels car

What’s a holiday tradition in your family?

“Santa” was notorious for visiting our house while we were at Christmas Eve mass.  My parents found a way to make my siblings and I happy while getting to sleeping past 5:30 am on Christmas.

 

Adele Hoch | Team Leader/Senior Recruiter | Administrative Division

 

What’s a gift you always wanted as a kid but never got?

I always wanted a Barbie car (the electric kind for kids) and never got it.

What’s a holiday tradition in your family?

We always go to a movie on Christmas day – if we are in town and not traveling for a KState Bowl football game!

 

Morgan Johnson | Senior Recruiter | Administrative Division

 

What’s a gift you always wanted as a kid but never got?

My size Barbie. My mom thought they looked like something straight out of a horror movie.

What’s the best Christmas gift you’ve received?

In recent years, my dad hand made a giant KC sign for my house. That was one of the most special.

 

 

Harry Brewer | Director | Accounting & Finance Division

 

What’s the best Christmas gift you’ve received?

I was around 5 years old and I received a large yellow Tonka Truck – old school early 70’s all metal!

What’s the worst gift you’ve received?

Skating socks that pulled all the way up to your thigh.

What’s a gift you always wanted as a kid but never got?

My two old brothers received an Evel Knievel crank up motorcycle that I thought was the coolest thing ever!

What’s a holiday tradition in your family?

Opening stockings every Christmas morning with tons of great candy.

 

Brian Price | Senior Recruiter | Sales, Marketing & Advertising Division

 

What’s the best Christmas gift you’ve received?

The Millennium Falcon toy when I was a kid. It was the dream toy for every kid that year and my parents actually snagged one for me. I had the Falcon and an X-Wing Fighter and spent many days and nights dreaming of a galaxy far, far away (sorry, couldn’t resist).

What’s the worst gift you’ve received?

One year I received homemade cookies from someone. This person wasn’t known for being the best cook, and the cookies ended up being horrible.  I had multiple people try them and not one person could finish chewing the first bite. It was a sweet gesture by the gift giver but I always felt bad for throwing them out.

What’s a gift you always wanted as a kid but never got?

A Nintendo when they first came out.  We had an Atari but I could never convince my parents we needed a Nintendo so we could play Mario Brothers.  Luckily my friend Kurt had one so I spent a lot of time at his house.

What’s a holiday tradition in your family?

Our tradition is just ensuring we are all together in some way over the holidays. When life can pull people different directions we make a point to slow down and spend time with each other. We tell stories, eat great food, share gifts, and just appreciate how blessed we’ve been the prior year.

 

Geoff Farwell | Senior Recruiter | Sales, Marketing & Advertising Division

 

What’s the best Christmas gift you’ve received?

Air Jordan V’s

What’s the worst gift you’ve received?

Denim Overalls

What’s a gift you always wanted as a kid but never got?

A waterbed

What’s a holiday tradition in your family?

We always have scratcher tickets in our stockings.

 

Melissa Rose | Senior Recruiter | Administrative Division

 

What’s a gift you always wanted as a kid but never got?

A Barbie Jeep!

What’s a holiday tradition in your family?

We watch Christmas Vacation at least 20 times.

 

Andrea Johnson| Senior Recruiter | Administrative Division

 

 

What’s a holiday tradition in your family?

Making homemade sugar cookies & decorating them!

What’s a gift you always wanted as a kid but never got?

Barbie Power Wheels Jeep