Ash Burl Bowl
I did a little craft fair in the fall of 2012 in New Haven, Vermont. While there, a nice young man came up to my booth and we chatted for a while and we exchanged contact information. It turns out that he was the Tree Warden for the town.
One day a month or so later he appeared at my house with an ash burl. This was inside. He did not want anything for the burl but just wanted to see it put to good use. The burl was large enough that I made two bowls and gave one to him. We were both delighted.