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Old 10-14-2008, 11:17 AM   #11
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I know of a place that sells great gag-gift cards. I can't post the link here, but if you go to the blog address in my sig and scroll down, on the left side will be a link labeled Any Horrible Occasion. You should find some good aging b-day cards there.
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:52 PM   #12
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nachef, have you ever seen one of those fake lottery scratch offs? they're a little cruel, as the scratcher thinks they've won a bunch of dough, but the fine print on the back explains that they've been had.
I love a good gag, but I think those are just mean. Have you watched the home video shows where they show people getting them? Something about bringing someone to a state of euphoria and then plunging them back to solid ground just isn't right!

As far as a wake or any other celebration poking fun at age, obviously the person would have to be the type who likes that kind of thing. I know a few people I could do that to, but I know a few others who would not find it amusing! Sixteen years seems like a long time to hold a grudge though!

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Old 10-15-2008, 12:56 AM   #13
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Our whole family does these type of things on "milestone" birthdays, so she knows what she is in for. We currently have a walker and a wheelchair that makes its rounds when those events come up.

There has been some great ideas and I just thought of a store here in town that would be perfect!

Any of you have any ideas on sayings for the M&M's?

Thanks for the help!
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:13 AM   #14
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What is the letter limit?

I'll try to think of some good ones. Nothing is coming to me right now.

Oh, as far as more gifts, What about a "budget" hearding aid? It is just an ear-piece with a string that goes into the pocket (doen't really help, but everyone yells--actually saw that in a comic years ago!).

I heard about a place (I think in Washington D.C.) years ago that would send out dead roses. I don't know if anyone does that now.

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Old 10-15-2008, 01:44 AM   #15
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What is the letter limit?

I'll try to think of some good ones. Nothing is coming to me right now.

Oh, as far as more gifts, What about a "budget" hearding aid? It is just an ear-piece with a string that goes into the pocket (doen't really help, but everyone yells--actually saw that in a comic years ago!).

I heard about a place (I think in Washington D.C.) years ago that would send out dead roses. I don't know if anyone does that now.

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The second link in the first post takes you to a page that you can put words in. I think it is only 6 or or so per line.


I will take a picture of the walker I received recently and the customized wheelchair I got my wife. Gimmie a day or so to get them out of storage.
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:15 AM   #16
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On my 40th my friends got together and went on a scavenger hunt in Cairo......it was so much fun as they got me all kinds of "junk"........they did the hunt before I arrived.....I've never forgotten that birthday
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:05 AM   #17
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If money is no onbject, the Vermont Country Store has a lot of strange gadgets for elderly people.

I got Depends and Polident and Ensure for mine.
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:28 AM   #18
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A friend of the family, guy, was turning 50, so they planned a backyard surprise party.
The huge pine tree was decorated with 25 bras they collected from everyone and it had a sign on it-"Celebrating Fifty Big Ones"
I like that.

My wife and best friend both turn 40 this spring and I'm in charge of the party for my wife. So this thread is timely for me =)
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:34 AM   #19
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You could try "39 and Holding" or "1st Anniversary of 39th Birthday." As I remember, my mother had 17 of those anniversaries before she got a grip. Besides Depends and the Walker, you could get her some Beano, Geritol, a pair of cheap reading glasses from a Drug Store, and application for AARP, One A Day Vitamins for seniors, and make up a coupon for a free face and body lift. If she looks good for her age, and 40 is the new 30, she should be fine.
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:10 PM   #20
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Have the party at like 4:00pm and serve Early Bird Specials! Cheap reading glasses with the string holder. Big button remote or phone. Lawrence Welk music.
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