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Old 12-07-2008, 06:31 PM
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Hope all of us guys stay out of the Dog House.
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Gary, you are killing me with that!

The little bit of shopping this year will be on the practical side. I am considering returning the food sealer though after watching that.

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<<<>>> I was the fourth guy on the left at the table. How was I supposed to know she didn't want an inside stateroom on Riviera??
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Old 12-08-2008, 08:56 AM
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I that a few of you were in there with me. My wife and I really do not exchange gifts very often. We have about anything we need. We usually just take each other out, and give each other a nice card. I used to do flowers. She would get flowers for everything. Then we got a cat that loved the flowers also.... After the cat I just send them to her school, but now she is retired so very few flowers.
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Wow, that's harsh. I actually would rather get something practical. I know I'm wierd. I got mad at a fellow once for getting me a faux fur coat, totally not me. I wanted a set of cookware. I divorced him, not because of the coat, though
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I am hard to shop for since I usually buy something if I want it, regardless of the time of year. Hence I end up with birthday and Christmas gifts that I need to put in the "it's the thought that counts" category. People say gift cards are impersonal, but frankly I'd prefer them. Of course the hazard is they may have a time limit or otherwise become useless.

In other Christmas news - and not to start a political debate - today I received the last White House Christmas Card I'll probably be seeing for a while. I've got eight of them though.
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Wow... that's a hoot. My wife stills tells the story of my father in law giving my mother in law a trolling motor for his fishing boat for an anniversary gift one year. He thought it was a great gift because now she would on longer have to row the boat! Holy cow! And yes the man is still alive. I took it as a firm warning against stupidity, but I guess it still happens.
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Jim, that is so funny! It wouldn't surprise me if she found a new use for a frying pan! Brings a whole new meaning for "Duck" at Christmas Dinner.

I am thankful for anything someone gives me. I will confess to re-cycling a few gifts though.

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Old 12-15-2008, 08:43 AM
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That's great Jim! Rowing those fishing boats can become tiresome My mom didn't want anything to do with housework for any present. She was livid with my dad for buying her a food processor one year for Christmas. I thought it was a great gift, but I learned early on, and never tried that.
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My mom didn't seem too impressed with the swifter sweeper I got her a few years ago. My dad is easier to shop for, just get him a new fishing gadget or some kind of food item and he is happy. I got him the Nueskes' sampler for father's day that Dave recommended. He loved it! BTW, Dave if I forgot to say thanks..Thank You!

It was sort of funny I asked my mom to leave a little of it down at the lakehouse so I could try it. She said there was none left. I think they were just "hogging" it all...pun intended.

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