Have the words THANK YOU really gone the way of the do-do bird? Admittedly, I am old school as far as manner go. I encourage (force) my children to either call or send a thank you note for every christmas gift, birthday gift, graduation gift that they receive. I find this to be basic manners. So, when other children do not do the same, I find it a bit irritating that their parents dont encourage a quick thank you. However when adults dont bother to say thank you...that totally peeves me. Really. If you cant take 2 minutes to send an email or write a note or heaven forbid make a 5 minutes phone call to say thank you, you might just find yourself on my naughty list next year. This past summer, my 89 year old Grandfatehr died. I have 9 cousins ranging in age from 25-38. Between all of us, we have 17 children. Grandpa truly was the patriarch of our family. Loved by everyone. He happened to love sunflowers. They were his favorite flower. So starting back in August, I began creating sunflower necklaces for all of the grand-daughters and great-grand-daughters and sunflower tie tacks for the grand-sons and great-grandsons and included my 2 aunts and my uncle. Each one was hand created and included a tribute card with a little poem on it. I sent them out for Christmas. To date, I have recieved 3 thank you's. One from my Aunt and her daughter and one from my other cousin. I think I am as hurt as I am annoyed. I put countless hours into these remembrances and then to not even have them recognized is very hurtful. Signed 'sad in VA'