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    I think it's a great idea as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Jeez TKay, that patheric of him. Waste of space is about right!

    And what really gets on my goat is that we are expected to think of decent things for them. If we gave crappy presents to them all hell would break loose.

    On it's way Monday Leo. Have pm'ed you back. Hope you like it...um...well, hope you can use it...well, hope you don't spew at the sight of it. PMSL here.

    Come to think about it, she keeps giving me neckalces each year, probably cause she knows I can't wear them the stupid *****!

    I will hunt them out over the holidays, should all still be in their cases and put photos of them here. Hopefully some of you will like them and can take them off my hands.

    (Secretly, I feel great being able to give all her poxy gifts away. )
    PMSL!! You should tell her a white lie & say you sold me the mag necklace to me for $20! HAHAHAHA! That will get HER goat I bet!

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    My FH got a Cher CD for his 21st off his parents. Thats it, just a Cher CD (why you would give a mans man who loves Aussie Rock a Cher CD is beyond me!), and lets just say they're not exactly living in the poor house lol.
    Mummies little 12 years in the making..... and Daddies little ratbag!!
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    Cher? OMG! That's bad!!!

    My nephew who I recently discovered existed turned 21 last year and apparently for his 21st his mother took him to McDonald's and shouted him lunch.

    Let's just say my husband would have to work for months to make what she makes in a week, and bloody McDonalds?

    I just don't get all these ppl.

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    Ok we have all the crap presents - can we be optimistic now - and add all the really good presents or the best present you have received?

    Mine was the ring my Mum gave me on my 30th that she had worn, her mother had worn and her mother before that had worn.

    The best present I ever gave was a holiday for my parents to the coast for 3 days, they still talk about it!

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    My family is over getting presents we don't want. Stuff the thought that counts. If someone gives you a present you don't want or can't use, they haven't thought at all.

    So we try to give each other hints about what we want. The trick is for each of us to collect lists of things that we want but aren't likely to buy for ourselves or can't have too many of, in various price ranges.

    I've been asking around various people what they do - especially as now I have several nieces and a nephew to buy for. They love getting presents but don't seem to treasure them very long. Not like me and my stuff. I've got presents? books and stuff going back to day dot, and some even before that like my mum's teddy bear and her marble collection.

    Best ideas I've had so far, one family keeps a list on the main granny's fridge where they all visit and can add to it as they feel like. I figure it ought to be possible to set one of these up on the web that we can all log into and check out. Although we often do by email. This year seems a bit blank. But it's not too late.

    Another friend suggested children's books from a local specialist children's book shop, and "eggs" lights from **** Smith - will have to have a look at those. Strangely lights of various sorts seem to be what last longest around my brother's kids place.

    I love those solar powered dragon fly lights you put in the garden. They sit there charging up all day and then put on a coloured light display at night time.

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    I am going out tonight and will look a million dollars. I hate pics of me and avoid the camera like the plague. I will be getting a g/f to sneak off with me to a quiet back room to take a heap of pics. Hopefully there will be a couple I like. My hubby, sons and sister will get one each. Gakkk I hate pics but I think they will appreciate it at this time.

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    Hi Di Dee

    I've been going through heaps of old family videos with my mum, to convert the VHS to DVD. And OMG. And Mum wonders why there are hardly any with me in them. And I can see exactly why I started avoiding the camera. It had to do with my Dad the cameraman insisting I pose for him and his (E#R& camera, especially when it was clear I wanted to be doing something else.

    And it's weird seeing people that are now old - looking young, and people who are now grown fully, as little kids (just wait till their partners get a load of some of this stuff), and dogs and people that are now departed - all hale and healthy. Marriages that have not ended happily in happy moments or not so happy ones. And scariest of all - the generations of likeness in movement, philosophy and speech. Eeekk. Like great (great) grandfather, like father like son like grandson / like grand daughter...

    I personally do look marginally better in the moving pictures than the stills.

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    I personally do look marginally better in the blurry pictures or the blank. lol

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Hi Di Dee

    I've been going through heaps of old family videos with my mum, to convert the VHS to DVD. And OMG. And Mum wonders why there are hardly any with me in them. And I can see exactly why I started avoiding the camera. It had to do with my Dad the cameraman insisting I pose for him and his (E#R& camera, especially when it was clear I wanted to be doing something else.

    And it's weird seeing people that are now old - looking young, and people who are now grown fully, as little kids (just wait till their partners get a load of some of this stuff), and dogs and people that are now departed - all hale and healthy. Marriages that have not ended happily in happy moments or not so happy ones. And scariest of all - the generations of likeness in movement, philosophy and speech. Eeekk. Like great (great) grandfather, like father like son like grandson / like grand daughter...

    I personally do look marginally better in the moving pictures than the stills.
    I wish I had videos of my family. but I don't have anything. I have heaps of photos of my children of course...but nothing of my parents etc. My Mum threw them out during one of her less than good times
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