Home | Classifieds | Place an Ad | Public Notices | Galleries | Opinions | Obituaries | Contact Us | Subscribe | e-newsletter | RSS | GrandCanyonTourGuide.com
Williams News | Williams, Arizona

home : blogsold : from the editor's keyboard June 25, 2016

From the Editor's keyboard
By Lynda Duffy
Musings, thoughts and ideas from Lynda Duffy, editor of Williams/Grand Canyon News.
Friday, November 7, 2008

Cash is a great gift

Lynda Duffy
Former Editor

This past Sunday, I shocked my husband once again. His mom called to confirm that my mom's birthday is Saturday. It is.

He asked what we would be doing to honor my mom, and I said I hadn't figured that out yet. Usually I call around to see what everyone's schedule is like, and then make plans. Typically, we pick a day, I cook and everyone comes over. That wasn't a shocker for him ... that's what we've done the last 24 years we've been married.

"What are you going to get her?" he asked. "Are you going shopping with her or are you going to surprise her?"

"We went shopping a few weeks ago and bought a few things she liked. And, I'm giving her cash," I replied.

This was a shocker for him.

He thinks giving someone cash ... especially your own mother ... is rude.

It's not. Mom and I have done this forever. I also do this with other family members consistently, especially the last 10 years or more.

It's simple. My parents' home has everything they need, and much more. Their closets are stuffed, too. And my dad's workshop is full of tools we've purchased him throughout the years. At their age (only 20 years our senior), they have everything they need. If they want something, they just go buy it. We've reached that point, too. Plus, all our tastes are radically different. So, for us, it's best to save our time and money and give each other cash to pursue a personal treat or accessory that we might not purchase for ourselves.

Impersonal? Not! We've just reached another level of life. I'm not 10-years-old anymore trying to save up for a birthday gift for Mom from K-Mart. And, my mom has raised us right and now has ample money just for her. That's the way life should be. No apologies. Happy birthday, Mom!

Article Comment Submission Form
Comments are not posted immediately. Submissions must adhere to our Use of Service Terms of Use agreement. The email and phone info you provide will not be visible to the public.Rambling or nonsensical comments may not be posted. Comments are limited to 1300 characters or less. In order for us to reasonably manage this feature we may limit your comment entries to five(5) per day.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Last Name:
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.

Advanced Search

Find more about Weather in Williams, AZ
Click for weather forecast

Find It Features Blogs Milestones Submit Extras Other Publications
Home | Classifieds | Place an Ad | Public Notices | Galleries | Opinions | Obituaries | Contact Us | Subscribe | e-newsletter | RSS | Site Map
© Copyright 2016 Western News&Info, Inc.® Williams-Grand Canyon News is the information source for Williams, Arizona and surrounding communities. Original content may not be reprinted or distributed without the written permission of Williams GC Newspapers Inc. Williams News Online is a service of Williams GC Newspapers Inc. By using the Site, williamsnews.com ®, you agree to abide and be bound by the site's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, which prohibit commercial use of any information on the site. Click here to submit your questions, comments or suggestions. Williams News Online is a proud publication of Western News&Info Inc.® All Rights Reserved.

Software © 1998-2016 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved