Don't ask your elderly father what he wants for Christmas.....

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by gritsar, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    unless you are prepared to buy him like the 700th bottle of Old Spice you have bought him since you were old enough to walk. [​IMG]
  2. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    I love Old Spice!
  4. dfr1973

    dfr1973 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2011
    rural central FL
    My dad (who insists he isn't getting old because he's "only" 62) has mellowed out over the years, and the past few years has been much happier with a family picture of us, my son's senior picture in his football jersey, simple handmade things like a scarf in his favorite NFL team's print (with some good-natured ribbing about it being on clearance), fleece mittens, and of course a phone call that contains the phrase "I love you, Dad."

    Of course, if it's simply a tradition that you buy him that bottle of Old Spice aftershave, then by all means keep it up. Especially if it puts a smile on his face, or evokes a chuckle when he opens it.
  5. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    Quote:Other than thinking that 62 is old (Boy, some people need to learn to respect their elders [​IMG] ) I agree with this post. When someone hits the upper 80's, they usually don't need "things", but they need memories and keepsakes. Phone calls, photos of great grand kids, phone calls, time spent with them, phone calls, visits, and phone calls are the ones that I find Mom most appreciates.

    But if you have a tradition, it needs to continue.
  6. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Quote:Meeee too. Always, since I was a little chick.
  7. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

    May 22, 2009
    North Central Florida
    What? He did not want a shinny new sports car to go with the new licence?
    lack of imagination there.
  8. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I'm thinkin' a restaurant gift certificate would be a great idea. [​IMG]

    Imp- [​IMG]
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Well, from my perspective, 62 is NOT old. [​IMG]

    The family knows that Dad/Pa 'needs':

    Flannel shirts
    Levi 505 33/30 jeans
    Dunkin' Donut gift cards
    A new PBR cap

    And that is what they will get for him. It's taken years to train them. [​IMG]
  10. dfr1973

    dfr1973 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2011
    rural central FL
    Re: 62 being "old" ... inter-generational joke. My dad called grandpa "old man" when he was a high schooler, I called my dad "old man" as a high schooler ... and now that I am the parent of a high schooler, YUP! My son called me old. Dad laughed, agreed with him, then insisted he is no longer old at 62.

    I'll be 39 next month ... (*sigh*)

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