Thursday, December 26, 2013

Grandpa's Gift

Last Christmas, grandpa was feeling his age, and found that shopping for Christmas gifts had become too difficult. So he decided to send checks to everyone instead.

In each card he wrote, "Buy your own present!" and mailed them early.

He enjoyed the usual flurry of family festivities, and it was only after the holiday that he noticed that he had received very few cards in return. Puzzled over this, he went into his study, intending to write a couple of his relatives and ask what had happened. It was then, as he cleared off his cluttered desk that he got his answer. Under a stack of papers, he was horrified to find the gift checks which he had forgotten to enclose with the cards.

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  1. hahaha!!! blame the old age :)

    Merry Christmas Sandee!! Thank you so much for being a friend even if in the blog world only. Wishing you more blessings!!!

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    1. You are most welcome Rocks. You've had a rough year. Big hugs. :)

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  2. Ha Ha ha!!! Good one Sandee, that'll be me soon...

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    1. Hubby and I are already there. :)

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  3. aw, poor grandpa. Personally I like the idea of sending the card without the check in it and keeping the "buy your own gift" message in the card....lol

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    1. I like it too Ann. My best to Duke. :)

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  4. I'm not sure Grandpa got that one wrong actually. ;)

    Hope you're enjoying your day, Sandee! big hugs xoxo

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    1. Grandpa didn't get it wrong. I'm resting today so all is good. Hugs. :)

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  5. Aw, poor guy. Sounds like something my dad would do.

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  6. Ouch! Let's hope his next year goes better.

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    1. Next year he'll probably forget the cards altogether. :)

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  7. Well done Grandpa. That is the way to do it. Too funny. Sounds like something that this Grandma would do. Have a great day Sandee and Zane too.

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    1. I laughed out loud when I read this. I love this Grandpa. Have a great day too Marg and lots of scritches to all the babies. :)

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  8. Silly Willy: "This will never happen to me. I'm only 12 yrs. old and Fluffy is 15 yrs. old!"
    Fluffy: "That's OK Silly! It's time for your medication!" Who is this? Anyway you
    All have a Very Merry Christmas!

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    1. You two have a wonderful Christmas weekend too. :)

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  9. Sounds like grandpa can go on a shopping spree! :)

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  10. it took me a minute and then i reread it and the "buy your own present" without the check! priceless. i might try that myself! (kidding) roche' says he'll gladly buy his own present if i'll drop him off at a jewelry store!

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoxo

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    1. That Roche is a pistol. :)

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  11. whoops- he's got some 'splaining to do! Happy New Year!

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    1. That's if any of his family is still talking to him. Happy New Year to you too. :)

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  12. It's OK. Grandpa will forget that everyone's mad at him.

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    1. You're probably right about that Kyla. :)

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  13. Oops! :D Funniest part to me is imagining the relatives reactions when they opened their cards from Grandpa & there was no check enclosed. He might as well have written: "Ba Humbug! Buy your own dang gifts cause you're getting absolutely nothing from me!" LOL

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    1. That is indeed the funniest part. Have a great day. :)

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  14. Sandee I hope you had a Merry Christmoose! Love, sandie

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    1. We did, we did and we are so very tired this morning. Hope you had a wonderful Christmoose too. :)

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  15. OMG! I would so do that. Its easy in the hustle and bustle! :) Hope your's was merry and bright, and as magical and memorable as ours. We are truly blessed!!!

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    1. We are indeed blessed. We are also very tired this morning. We are too old for all this work anymore and we don't get any help. They eat and then go to the great room and talk while we do all the cleanup. It's our fault I guess. :)

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  16. Sounds like something I'd do. Take a rest today. You deserve it!

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    1. Sounds like something I would do too. I'm resting today. I'm not going anywhere and cooking is going to be very little. Big hugs. ♥♥♥

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  17. It comes with the age :) Maybe it would be advisable to send the cards few years in advance, hehe

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    1. We'd probably forget to do that right too. :)

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  18. Sounds like Grandpa has a lot of extra money in his account :-)

    Hope your Christmas was merry!

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    1. Our Christmas was merry. I hope yours was too. :)

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  19. Oops! I forgot to include three gifts in three different gift boxes so I'm right there with grandpa!

    Enjoy your day Sandee! Smooches to Little Bit!

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    1. It's easy to do during this busy time of year. You enjoy your day too. Scritches to Angel and Isabella. :)

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  20. Well now its a brilliant excuse to go out and treat himself LOL,

    Hope your having a good Christmas Sandee ...don't forget those cheques now :-)

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    1. I could see myself doing this. I've not done it yet, but you never know.

      Have a great boxing day. :)

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  21. Oy, that will be us some day! Good one. Glad y'all are resting today. You've earned it.

    Big hugs from Palm land, honey...

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    1. We are pooped indeed. I've not done very much today. Good for me. Have fun in palm land honey. Big hugs. :)

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  22. Well now he can buy himself a very nice gift!

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  23. Hi Sandee. I hope that you had a great Christmas and will have a great Happy New Year. See you.

    Paul

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    1. Hi Paul. I read your comments to Empress Bee all the time. Thanks for stopping by and wishing me a great Christmas and a Happy New Year. May you and MaryLou have the same. :)

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  24. Had that been Seymour, he'd a just said "oh whoops" and redeemed them to add to his music collection from Amazon.com. Oh yes, Seymour would do that ;-)

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    1. You know I'm partial to Seymour. He's a pretty sharp pet rock if you ask me. :)

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  25. Cute grandpa.
    Wishing you a Happy New Year!!

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