Based on Chicklet's comment earlier I took a look at pictures from five years ago and found some pictures of a couple of sweetgum (Liquidambar styracaflua) burls that I sawed in 2013. They weren't exactly anniversary ready at that point, but I did turn one giant bowl out of the largest burl and sold it to a woman who lives in Dublin Ireland.
It was a beautiful bowl and I doubt if I will ever find another burl like that one.
I finish turned it after it had dried for two years. It really was a stunning piece of work.
It was a great day, I got a surprise visit from a couple of friends who live far away and I even took a road trip to Capital City. How about that, eh?
Oh yeah, I woke up at 4:30 this morning and while I was out in the backyard I heard barred owls for the first time this season - perhaps they have been here the whole time and I just slept through their hooting.