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Gift Giving Styles

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Imagine coming home one day and finding a large set of furniture in your living room that you had no idea would be there? How would you feel?

a) thrilled that you now have a room of furniture

b) On the phone with a moving company to get it out in storage.

c) a mixture of happy, angry, sad and confused.

d) on the phone immediately with the well-meaning giver to request that it be exchanged.

Okay, by a raise of  my readers’ virtual hands, how many of you grandmothers (mothers-in-law?) or grandchildren LOVE to get gifts? How many love to GIVE gifts?

Everyone? Some of you? None of you? Continue reading


Top Ten Toys for Today

Usually, when Chanukah rolls around, I practically forget about buying gifts. After the Jewish holidays of October, I’m so glad for the plain old month of November, (besides Thanksgiving which is only 1 day for heaven’s sake!), that I barely realize that it is December.

Until this year. Maybe it is because my grandchildren are entering school, but I just am excited to buy them gifts. Notwithstanding my previous post which condemned and criticized all expectations, I still want to buy them gifts. I have that need, okay? So whether or not Chanukah is really a time for giving gifts, (which is a topic of debate for many scholars), I have compiled a list of  ten toys to give one’s grandchildren. I may just give to my grand-children some of them. (not all of course!) Continue reading


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