Mrs. Beasley and John got him staples and a stapler. Grandma Ann gave him a tape dispenser and tape. Mr. Beasley gave Caleb a set of jumper cables for his car. Esther gave him a 512K flash drive. Way to go, Esther! Josh was absent for Caleb's party. He was at job training in Wisconsin, so his family took it upon themselves to purchase Josh's gift for him. Josh "borrowed" Caleb's camelback ever so long ago and left it at a bike race. They knew a good brother like Josh would want to replace such a valuable possession, so they bought it for him to give to Caleb and pay for when he gets back! Surprise! Dan gave Caleb a gift certificate to Village Inn, and Anna and Betsy went together to buy Caleb a gallon of Skittles! Abby got Caleb her favorite gift...clothes!
After gifts and cake came the killer game of Monopoly. There was no mercy for the birthday boy. Caleb was the first one out. Abby soon followed, and Mrs. Beasley even put her beloved "out of business." Mr. Beasley once referred to his boys as "brutal" but now we see where they get their competitive spirit! The Beasleys were somewhat mystified by Abby's "strategy" while playing Monopoly. She picked Oriental Ave because she liked the color. She seriously offered Mrs. Beasley a get out of jail free card so she could trade her for a property and make a monopoly. They couldn't believe she was serious. Abby should keep them guessing for many years to come!