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For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for December 06, 2019

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  6 months ago

    ‘tis the season o’ givin’

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    Watcher  6 months ago

    Give them socks and underwear and tell them go buy your own.

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    loridobson Premium Member 6 months ago

    It gets even harder when they are grown. It’s the most depressing time of the year, I want to give a loving and meaningful gift, but am second and third guessing every idea that comes into my head, imagining the eye-rolls and head shakes as it goes into the back of the closet.

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    GirlGeek Premium Member 6 months ago

    Elly should be the last person complaining… she’s going to give birth to a baby in April

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    zerotvus  6 months ago

    penicillin?

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    8ec23d5228da33aa2115003c92d0fe83  6 months ago

    When you’re little you want toys, when you’re older you want clothes-because otherwise you have to buy them yourself. This year I’m asking for knee socks. I’m saving my worn-out socks for a Xmas wreath.

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    8ec23d5228da33aa2115003c92d0fe83  6 months ago

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/734825214/christmas-sock-wreath-sock-wreath?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=sock+wreath&ref=sc_gallery-1-3&plkey=107051f0b5d4e9510a0ca51a175c6d634cc53765%3A734825214&frs=1

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    Prey  6 months ago

    I remember, in about 1956, getting mandarin oranges in my sock, never seen them before!

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    mrsdonaldson  6 months ago

    Experiences!

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    dv1093  6 months ago

    I think we’d all be better off if we got “less” for Christmas.

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    bobblumenfeld  6 months ago

    Elly just defined greed. How someone worth hundreds of millions of dollars can possibly need more money is beyond me. Want, however, may never be satisfied.

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    joefearsnothing  6 months ago

    And therein lies the problem! :o[

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    MermaidStitcher  6 months ago

    We get gifts for the Grandkids. Adults get a token giftsomething small. We give each other gifts thru out the year. We call them just because gifts. I bought this “Grow your owncrystas” for youGrandson just because I thought you would like it. at the gas station I pay for my daughters gas at times. “Just because” I know money is tight.

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    Pickled  6 months ago

    Gift cards are the only way to go when they get older!!!

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    Kit'n'Kaboodle  6 months ago

    In my family, we give each other a few ideas. My brother would always say giftcards. So last year I put his giftcard in a wrapped box. The giftcard had about 15 layers of wrapping paper on it. Every few layers, there was a note like “Almost there….” “Keep going….” “Sure you want a gift card next year?” This year, he made us all a “real” list! lol

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    tuslog1964  6 months ago

    “More” can get to you at eol. Wife is in nursing home, and I and son are trying to clear out the house to sell. I should have been more aware several years ago what was going on. Turns out wife is a hoarder, and a large chunk of retirement income has gone to QVC and Hoarders Served Nicely, leaving us with crates of purses etc to send to Goodwill. Plus about 100 VHS tapes (when they were the latest and greatest). And not recyclable – more tonnage for the landfill.

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    TexTech  6 months ago

    Yeah! Do your part to contribute to one of the fastest growing market segments in the US, rental storage units. Would George Carlin have had fun with this or what!

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    MagOctopus  6 months ago

    My bf and I aim to give each other gifts like going to the theatre, or to a special exhibit. Experiences that make for lovely days/evenings, and happy memories, rather than things that are ultimately only clutter.

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    Petemejia77  6 months ago

    Gift Cards!

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    1JennyJenkins  6 months ago

    Since people don’t wait to buy something and get it as soon as they think of it, there really is no need to buy a second of third of the same object for someone who has everything.

    In our family we stopped buying presents long, long time ago. Only very young children receive presents from Santa, and only one gift per child. Christmas time became the same as Thanksgiving: a family get together.
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    whenlifewassimpler  6 months ago

    You give them a gift certificate to buy whatever they want.

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    Airbender  6 months ago

    I grew up with little, but I am content and truth be told, would be happy NOT to receive anything on the holidays. I have all I want or need, don’t need anything more. I buy for my Son and Daughter in law, everyone else gets homemade candy I make.

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    Willywise52 Premium Member 6 months ago

    Nothing.Duh.

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    asrialfeeple  6 months ago

    “There is enough for everyone’s need, but not for everyone’s greed.”

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    howtheduck  6 months ago

    My comment which was removed by the moderator for this day talked about how Elly Patterson would need to get to know what her children liked in order to buy them gifts. It was pretty benign but it must have offended the moderator in some way.

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