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siouxsie
Siouxsie  (Level: 104.6 - Posts: 145)
Wed, 12th Dec '07 12:42 PM

FAVORITE GIFTS EVER

It seems to me that another way of getting ideas for gift-giving is to ask people what were their favorite gifts ever. Here is one of mine: My son gave me an engraved heart Christmas tree ornament that said, Mom, I love you. He was at that prickly age--late teens, early twenties--so it meant a lot to me and I enjoy it every year when I hang it on the tree.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Wed, 12th Dec '07 1:18 PM

My oldest daughter, who was raised listening to "my" music, last Christmas bought me tickets to see Rick Springfield. We went together and had an amazing time. We laughed and laughed and sang at the top of our lungs. She topped it off by stealing a 5 foot Rick Springfield sign and convincing the security guards to help her load it.

That meant a lot to me because it was something that she knew I would love and still wanted to share it with me.

chyenn
Chyenn  (Level: 202.5 - Posts: 1332)
Wed, 12th Dec '07 1:18 PM

the Christmas before i underwent gastric bypass surgery, i weighed over 450 pounds. Two dear friends, who were my anchors during that time, gave me a gorgeous, size 'large', leather jacket for Christmas. i couldn't get an arm into the sleeve that day, but it hung on the outside of my closet for encouragement till the following fall.

i can't put into words the joy i felt when, on Thanksgiving, 7 months after the surgery, i was able to wear that jacket to my friends' home to celebrate!!

1mks
1mks  (Level: 210.8 - Posts: 5883)
Wed, 12th Dec '07 1:19 PM

I have something like that too. My son gave me a rose that said "Mom, I love you". He was in his teens too and I have it on my dressing counter in the bathroom so I see it every day. He gave me that for Mother's Day though.
As for my best gift.....EVER....38 years ago an unwed mother was selfless enough to give up her son for adoption. I got him when he was 11 days old, on Dec. 22 so that was by far my very best Christmas. I have certainly had others, but that can't be topped.


jeannette
Jeannette  (Level: 110.8 - Posts: 1736)
Wed, 12th Dec '07 1:40 PM

a pottery mug my son made handle fell off as he gave me it but i love it

sherilynn1962
Sherilynn1962  (Level: 116.2 - Posts: 372)
Wed, 12th Dec '07 1:47 PM

I love anything that my children have made and given to me. Those are the most precious gifts of all.

My youngest daughter's school (15 kids) each did a square for a Christmas quilt. The bidding in on! So far I have the winning bid, but it's going to be at church Saturday evening during their Christmas performance - hopefully I don't get outbid - I would love to have it to keep forever.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Wed, 12th Dec '07 1:47 PM

This year was my best Mother's Day AND will be my best Christmas present ever. My son and daughter-in-law have been told for years they couldn't have a child. They found out in time for Mother's Day that she is pregnant! Their son is due Christmas Day, but the doc doesn't want the delivery to interfere with his Christmas plans, so next Thursday, Devon will be born. My son is my only child, so this is the grandchild we thought we'd never have. I can't imagine a better gift than to see my grandson with his happy mom and dad shining with joy. I'm telling you, it's like maybe a "little star" will be shining over the hospital next week!

1mks
1mks  (Level: 210.8 - Posts: 5883)
Wed, 12th Dec '07 2:29 PM

Oh that is great. What a special Christmas for you.....much like mine. Congratulations.

eileeny
Eileeny  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 240)
Wed, 12th Dec '07 3:56 PM

Can't remember what they were called but i always loved those cardboard cut out dolls my mother used to get us every year with the cut out wardrobe of clothes , i usually ended up with more tape holding it all together after a few months than enough but i had hours of fun with them...

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Wed, 12th Dec '07 11:00 PM

This may not be my favorite ever, but it's sure a favorite recent one -- and I don't even know who it came from. It came in the mail the other day, mail-ordered, no acknowledgment of the sender. USGS map, 4 x 6 mile area, 20,000 scale, dead-centered on our house, turned into a 400 piece jigsaw puzzle. Great for your inner geogeek!

siouxsie
Siouxsie  (Level: 104.6 - Posts: 145)
Wed, 12th Dec '07 11:17 PM

What a great gift, Ken! Do you have any idea where you go to get one made?

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Wed, 12th Dec '07 11:18 PM

This may seem sappy, but I lost my wedding ring right after I got married and wore my fathers for ten years. Then my wife gave me one for Xmas out of the blue.




It was engraved:

One Ring to rule them all,
One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all
and in the darkness bind them

winddancer41
Winddancer41  (Level: 63.3 - Posts: 1113)
Wed, 12th Dec '07 11:26 PM

Oh my goodness Smaug your human feelings are showing through. And you try to act so tough and I bet your the old softie after all.

eileeny
Eileeny  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 240)
Wed, 12th Dec '07 11:28 PM

Sounds like a Lord of the rings quote to me or a nose ring to lead them?,, lol Smaug ss just joking..

eileeny
Eileeny  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 240)
Wed, 12th Dec '07 11:29 PM

Sounds like a Lord of the rings quote to me or a nose ring to lead them?,, lol Smaug ss just joking..

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Wed, 12th Dec '07 11:32 PM

Serious about the ring, joking about the inscription (from LOTR)

eileeny
Eileeny  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 240)
Wed, 12th Dec '07 11:34 PM

Sounds like a Lord of the rings quote to me or a nose ring to lead them?,, lol Smaug ss just joking..

eileeny
Eileeny  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 240)
Wed, 12th Dec '07 11:36 PM

wow sorry all my post went awry and developed parrot desease ..

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Wed, 12th Dec '07 11:40 PM

The ring has that effect.

(Though I still prefer, "This Ring, and no other, was made by the Elves, Who'd pawn their own mother to get it themselves ...")

siouxsie
Siouxsie  (Level: 104.6 - Posts: 145)
Wed, 12th Dec '07 11:58 PM

Reminds me of the time that my students were assigned to write a riddle, and one of them turned in a riddle from Tolkien. . . as if I wouldn't know!

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.3 - Posts: 5315)
Thu, 13th Dec '07 1:38 AM

Yeah, Smaug, I was thinking if that quote was engraved on your ring, it must be the size of a napkin ring! Knew you were trying to put one over on us.

Two of my better Christmas gifts were very practical. I received a Pampered Chef jar opener. With typing so many years for a living my hands are tender and weakened so every time I use that jar opener I send a silent thank you to the person who gave it to me. Then another Christmas my son installed a remote start on my car so I can have it all warmed up in this cold weather before I step outside. I use it a lot and am grateful every time I do.

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Thu, 13th Dec '07 8:40 AM

Times New Runish is a very compact font ...

zeedee
Zeedee  (Level: 224.7 - Posts: 1088)
Thu, 13th Dec '07 9:14 AM

Is no one else bothered by the idea of a doctor who would deliver a baby early so that his "plans" would not be "interfered with"?

I do not mean in any way to belittle your joy, Jank. I'm thrilled for you that all went well. But why risk bringing a baby into the world before its time for the convenience of the doctor? I think that's awful.

My best wishes and congratulations to your miracle baby and his lucky parents!


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