Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Your Grandparents Too?

I was at Mrs. LFD's parents for the first days. Her Grandfather lives down the hall from her parents. Every time we go, he offers us a calendar and/or a deck of playing cards. So did my uncles and aunts whenever we came to visit. What about you?


Tr8erGirl said...

Thats so cute! Did they do that when she was a kid too?

Something Different said...

My grandfather was the first one who ever told me that solitaire can be played without a computer. I still don't get how you keep from peeking but.... I guess old folks would chalk that up to problems with the 'new generation'.

DavenedByDeKoisel said...

Having been named after my grandfather, I don't have personal experience but I am told that he used to give out salamis as yom tov gifts.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone remember when airlines gave out playing cards? My father has a nice sized collection. He always said they were our inheritance, but they don't seem to be worth a lot based on checking eBay.

Lakewood Falling Down said...

Something Different-
Believe it or not, I can't play solitaire
Please keep your family salami to yourself!
I do remember that. The cards my Aunt and Uncle were so genrous with were ones they got when they went to Atlantic City from Cherry Hill. They lived in CH, and if you did the round trip senior citizen bus, they would give you chips. My aunt never spent a chip, and she would come out $10.00 ahead. As for the calenders from Mrs. LFD's grandfather, he gets them from funeral homes. Why he needs so many I don't know. It's also morbid that funeral homes give you planners to hep you understand how much time you have left...