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FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,866
12/8/12 11:30 P

I got him a few containers and will make something to put in them, also saw the need for him to get a comforter. I saw that he doesn't really have anything to keep him warm, so got him one. Thanks for all the kind words and support!

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LIBBYL1 Posts: 5,933
12/8/12 11:13 P

any gifts like this that have taken someone time and that they have shown they have thought about you are the best! And cooking for someone always feels to me like a gift - all that love in every ingredient. Wish I could do this for my mother but she is in a different city .... Last year though for her Christmas and birthday present hired a holiday cottage (self catering) for all of us as a family to spend a few days together

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12/8/12 4:24 P

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This is a gift that includes nurturing, thoughtfulness, practicality and love. Perfect!!

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12/8/12 3:55 P

i think that sounds pretty darn fantastic.

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CATIEBELLE Posts: 6,081
12/8/12 3:53 P

Sounds like a good idea especially about making him the soup. You could cook other things too that could be frozen and the reheated.

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EOWYN2424 Posts: 6,642
12/8/12 2:29 A

I'd spend more time with him, and keep cooking meals for him, whenever possible. Takeout is never as good or economical as home-cooked meals! Home cooked meals also radiate LoVE!

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12/7/12 7:19 A

sounds good to me.

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12/7/12 7:09 A

Sound like a good idea to me!

FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,866
12/6/12 11:44 P

the baggie idea is a good one thanks

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ETHELMERZ Posts: 8,640
12/6/12 9:55 P

Could you maybe freeze the soup in freezer baggies, so he could open them easier? Just wondering, I have trouble with containers that are tight, too, and I'm 66.

JULIA1154 Posts: 1,783
12/6/12 9:50 P

I think that's a very nice idea and one he'll enjoy.

My dad's 88 and I try to have lunch with him as often as possible - I really enjoy his company. In addition to food gifts I'll sometimes give him books of stamps, as he keeps up quite a correspondence with friends and family and not all of it is by email!

FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,866
12/6/12 8:02 P

Thanks for the comments, my dad is pretty strong for his age he doesn't have arthritis, his legs are what gives him trouble cause of being on a respirator for 16 days last year and almost dying he can't really stand or walk well so he has a scooter and uses a walker for small little trips to the bathroom.
Thanks for telling me how lock and lock works I've never used it and so I welcome all comments about them, thanks!

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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 17,403
12/6/12 7:51 P

My arthritis makes lock & lock difficult. Hopefully he fares better....

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BLUBEL1 Posts: 1,003
12/6/12 7:49 P

I have many lock and lock pieces from QVC and I love them. They keep food really fresh. But do consider his hand strength. Sometimes snapping them down is a little " stiff". And you have to push a little harder than other times. But that is not the case with every container.
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12/6/12 7:44 P

My father is also 86 and he eats a lot of soup and this would be a great gift for him as well. I find its more and more difficult to find a present for my dad because there is nothing he really needs and he's at the point where he's down sizing.

I think its a very thoughtful gift.


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FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,866
12/6/12 7:31 P

Okay my dad is 86 yrs old recently lost mom in July, tough to really buy for a person that age so this is what I was thinking... I was thinking of getting him a bowl set called LOCK AND LOCK from QVC (he likes soups and these bowls can go in the freezer, microwave and dishwasher) I was thinking of getting him 3 going over and making some Portuguese soup in one , maybe making some chowder and freezing it for him and in the other put some meatballs. He can't stand to really cook and he's been eating a lot of take out... I don't have a lot of money to spend, but I do have a lot of love...
What do you think of this gift?

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