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Bizarre Birthday Presents

ianto73

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Having just left the Forces, I made the journey in August 1972 from London to the North West to visit my maternal grandmother who was celebrating her 80th Birthday - she was living in a residential home.
I took with me a rather large bouquet of flowers so that some would be put in the residents lounge as well as my grandmother's room.
However, when I got there, having explained my choice of present, my sister-in-law said, quote, "200 Woodbines would have been more acceptable!!" unquote.
My grandmother lived until she was 90 years old.

Brian
 

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I know a relative who celebrated a 90th birthday last July. An old family friend gave him an electric stapler. The mind boggles as to how much use that friend thought it would get. :rolleyes:
 

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My mother had always been classed as the "sensible serious parent" out of my parents. Because of this everyone always bought her "serious type" presents. I figured that wasnt much fun for her so i bought her something different about 2 years ago for her birthday. I got a sensor activated rat:rolleyes: The rat is caught in a rat trap. When switched on and you wave something in front of it, it says all sorts of things:eek: I wont say on here what is says but she totally loves the thing. Whenever visitors turn up out comes the rat:rolleyes:
 

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I omce went to a friends house at Xmas.....his elderly mother handed me a prezzie and i undid it to reveal baby jesus in a manger made from a cornflakes box!
At the time i was speechless but thinking back she made a real effort and obviously she was not really sound of mind.
 

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