James Knottek’s birthday gift lasted just a few seconds, but it’s one he will remember for the rest of his life. On a day like most, Knottek walked into work at his local Chick-fil-A restaurant. His first task was straightforward: keep the kitchen in tip-top shape so the restaurant could serve its more than 1,300 daily customers with ease (his co-workers affectionately call him “Captain America Cleaner”). But when Knottek’s manager asked him stop what he was doing so he could show him something in the back, he knew something was up.
Tradition says that the gift for a first wedding anniversary should be paper. The 15th anniversary is crystal, and the 25th is silver. Well, some traditions are made to be broken -- or reimagined -- when you’re a busy family with two kids and a budget.