12 November 2010

QotD: What do you give someone for his 95th birthday?

This month I've decided to post every day. Since I don't have enough original things to write about (hence the desertish nature of my blog lately), I've decided to ask a new question every day this month and hope that I get answers. I have questions; you have answers.

What do you give someone for his 95th birthday?

My grandfather's 95th birthday is next month, and I've tried to come up with a fantabulous and original present for us (the grandkids, grandkids-in-law, and stepgrandkids) to give him. In recent years, we've given my grandparents a personalized photo book from Shutterfly (which turned out fabulously, if I don't say so myself), a cool picture of the grandkids and great-grandkids along with an original poem, and a formal picture of all the grandkids, grandkids-in-law, and the 3 great-grandkids who were born at that time. He doesn't need anything and has the wherewithal to purchase any thing he wants. So I'm stumped.

I did come up with one idea, which is (annoyingly) a rehash of what we gave him for his 85th birthday. No, I'm not going to tell you what it is, but I promise to show it to you (my adoring public) when we're done.

Have any of you been in this boat? If so, did you come up with a really cool original present to give your 95 year-old grandfather? Wanna share it?


vince said...

Sorry. I haven't a clue. Nobody I know, either directly or indirectly, is or has made it to 95.

As the preacher in Blazing Saddles said to Sheriff Bart "You're on your own."

Anonymous said...

I have a great-uncle who is 93. I made him a cross-stitched bookmark with a thistle (he was born in Scotland, but has lived in the US since he was 10). He loved it as he still likes to read.

Sadly none of my grandparents made it past their mid-80s.

Douglas said...

Things off the top of my head. Search for things from say 1915 - 1925. Toys, books, etc. Things from when he was a kid. Or, things that are as old as he is. Or how about a Model-T! Make a CD of old radio shows from archive.org. (Or DVD's from some of the videos there.) Although if he was a WWII vet, nothing would beat this.