Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. gkid

    gkid said, almost 4 years ago

    I love Val and Evie. My favorite people….this is such a goood family. They watch out for each other. “Sniff..” Makes you
    cry. :)

  2. gkid

    gkid said, almost 4 years ago

    Boy, you gotta really hand it to Evie……This will make f-i-v-e kids to watch. Holly, Andy and Alex will be out of
    school for the holidays, possibly. Max and Lucy will
    be the main item….thank goodness for the older ones
    to help, like Andy and Holly. They are family…they all
    pull together, especially during this time, to help Joan
    and Wally. How wonderful. I never really had much of
    a family; it is wonderful to see this one-and a good one. :)

  3. Agent54

    Agent54 said, almost 4 years ago

    Andy is no problem – but the rug rats are not worth the trouble unless there is a big trade payoff coming up.

  4. psychlady

    psychlady said, almost 4 years ago

    Make it something expensive – in more ways than one!!

  5. suzleigh

    suzleigh said, almost 4 years ago

    I bought two purses in Paris for my daughter. All she did was drive us to/from the airport.

  6. frightenup

    frightenup said, almost 4 years ago

    Oh they’d do it even without a gift – that’s what family is for. They’re just having fun with it. :-)

  7. listmom

    listmom said, almost 4 years ago

    I think a box of chocolates from A La Mére de Famille should just about do it. And maybe a nice bottle of French wine.

  8. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, almost 4 years ago


    With the French wine maybe we could watch Evie and Val get ‘scnokered’ or
    ‘three sheets to the wind’ after Wally and Joan get home.

  9. Brisbanekid

    Brisbanekid said, almost 4 years ago

    A trip to Hoboken sounds good.

  10. Elsie Ross

    Elsie Ross said, almost 4 years ago

    I think a nice dinner out and a small Parisian gift would be in order.

  11. harebell

    harebell said, almost 4 years ago

    How did Hoboken do in the storm? Is there anything left to travel to? Up where we are, they’re still recovering from last year’s storms.

  12. Agingstoner

    Agingstoner said, almost 4 years ago


    I taught elementary school for 22 years…that meant trying to teach 34 wiggly kids (with limited English skills) in a cubicle. Five kids is a day off!

  13. snarkm

    snarkm said, almost 4 years ago

    I’m rather glad the ‘one gift’ story line is over for now. I found it rather disappointing to be honest. In my opinion giving gifts to children, when done right, doesn’t teach them greed, rather it teaches generosity because it sets a good example.

    I think it’s important to learn how to listen to people, to their interest and wants and buy, find or make gifts accordingly. For me it’s a joy to find the perfect gift and catch a person completely by surprise because I gave them something they didn’t even know existed, but that suits them perfectly. I don’t think I would have learned to do or like that, if my parents had considered gift giving at Christmas a chore or too expensive or too much effort.

  14. angusdad

    angusdad said, almost 4 years ago


    or chocolates from La Maison du Chocolat. MMMMM

  15. Jenn

    Jenn said, almost 4 years ago

    Consuming mass quantities of alcohol as they discuss the nightmare it’ll be to take care of Max!

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