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#1 rodent

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    Posted 11 September 2008 - 06:36 PM

    your grandma this week.

    if you do not have a living grandmother, do something nice for a friend's grandmother or someone who is like a grandma to you.

    Post what you did. It can be a simple as sending a card, sending some pictures, stopping by her house to do some chores, giving her a call...anything.

    The random act of kindness thread got me thinking about this.

    If it's fun & heart-warming we can pick someone else for the next random act of kindness.

    The most recent thing I did for my grandma was buy her a $7 subscription to OK magazine off ebay. Such a simple thing, but she was thrilled. I like knowing that each week she gets a little gift from me, even if it is smut :) I'll have to think of something I can do for her now. I'll probably mail her some pictures. she loves getting prints in the mail to take to BINGO with her.

    #2 KAMAY11

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      Posted 11 September 2008 - 06:39 PM

      Awwww! What a cute thread!
      I took my grandma shopping this week...doesn't sound like much, but since her recent car accident (after which she can't drive anymore) she needs someone to take her around to do errands.
      I love knowing that I have helped her out a little.
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      #3 rodent

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        Posted 11 September 2008 - 06:45 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by KAMAY11
        Awwww! What a cute thread!
        I took my grandma shopping this week...doesn't sound like much, but since her recent car accident (after which she can't drive anymore) she needs someone to take her around to do errands.
        I love knowing that I have helped her out a little.
        that's great. I'm sure it meant a lot to her. My grandma on my dad's side passed away a few years ago. but, I used to drive to town atleast once a month & take her to the grocery store. She'd stop & visit with everyone and buy way more stuff than she needed. but, it was great for both of us. losing her ability to drive to town anytime she needed something was really hard on her. I had just turned 16 when I started doing this & could relate to not having the freedom to get around.

        Another thing I did for her was buy a photoalbum & an archival marker. We set down with her box of pictures & she told me who was in each one & I labled the back & stuck it in the album. It turned into story time & we never finished the project. But, it was fun getting as far as we did.

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          Posted 11 September 2008 - 08:38 PM

          OK I decided what I'm doing. I called & talked to her a while tonight. she sounded interested in seeing some of the pictures I've been taking recently, so I'm mailing her some prints with a card.

          #5 aeroo

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            Posted 12 September 2008 - 12:57 AM

            I've started volunteer dog walking at the SPCA and have been taking my grandma with me. She's not that active and has been gaining weight (which she needs to lose cuz she's pre-diabetes). She doesn't like to do things alone so doesn't take the initiative to do any hobbies or exercise. She only goes out if people take her out. Taking her with me every day is great exercise for all of us and gets her out of the house. Plus it takes some burden off my parents since they try to take her out somewhere almost every day. And we get to spend some time together since we never really did that before. Can't believe I didn't think of doing this sooner!

            Great thread - I love random acts of kindness!!

            #6 coppergoddess13

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              Posted 12 September 2008 - 01:02 AM

              I guess this doesn't sound like much, but I sat down with a woman at work today and helped her find the website her daughter had posted pics of the woman's grandkids on. This poor woman wasn't even sure how to get to her email, so when her daughter told her to go online and find the pics, she was nearly panicked that she wouldn't be able to see them! I think we're having email tutorials for the next few days to make sure she can get back to them again:)

              #7 Banana11

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                Posted 12 September 2008 - 07:25 AM

                My grandparents are no longer with us. My grandma passed away a year ago this August. She was so full of life, loved to dance, and had the biggest heart of anyone I've ever known. The other day I thought of her for the silliest reason. I was pulling a plastic container out of the cupboard to use and noticed her initials written on it "ST". She was so funny about making sure no one took off with her stuff :). So she wrote her initials on a lot of things! It made me smile seeing her initials and handwriting and also thinking that she's probably pretty happy i'm using her container. It might sound ridiculous, but something like that would make her smile. She hated anything being wasted :).

                When she was with us one of my favorite things to do for her was to write her a letter, a poem, or call her to talk about All My Children!

                #8 jmiranda

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                  Posted 12 September 2008 - 09:03 AM

                  My grandma bday was yesterday so I organized for all her children, nieces and nephews to go over her house for lunch, cake and presents. She is going to be so surprised when she sees all of us show up there. We are so blessed to have her in our lives.

                  #9 rodent

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                    Posted 12 September 2008 - 09:27 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Pug3636
                    My grandparents are no longer with us. My grandma passed away a year ago this August. She was so full of life, loved to dance, and had the biggest heart of anyone I've ever known. The other day I thought of her for the silliest reason. I was pulling a plastic container out of the cupboard to use and noticed her initials written on it "ST". She was so funny about making sure no one took off with her stuff :). So she wrote her initials on a lot of things! It made me smile seeing her initials and handwriting and also thinking that she's probably pretty happy i'm using her container. It might sound ridiculous, but something like that would make her smile. She hated anything being wasted :).

                    When she was with us one of my favorite things to do for her was to write her a letter, a poem, or call her to talk about All My Children!
                    my grandpa wrote his last name on everything. huge with a black marker. my brother does the same because it reminds him of grandpa.

                    this thread makes me smile :)

                    #10 lambert13

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                      Posted 12 September 2008 - 09:32 AM

                      I will definitely be doing this. Me and my Grandma are very very close and she means the world to me. Karen and I are going downstate to see our niece and nephew this weekend and a visit with Grandma is definitely in order.

                      Here she is.

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