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Night Travels

Good chemotherapy gifts are hard to find. After 20 years of friendship, Nancy nailed it. Glossy travel magazines arrived in the mail featuring pristine beaches and faraway cities. A Post-it instructed: “Hang in. We’re going one day.” Chemo ended. Surgery … Continue reading

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Appreciation

At the start of school year, we get each staff members emergency contact info. During the year. I take a photo of the person teaching and mail it to their families, along with a letter telling them how hard their … Continue reading

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Hostess Gift

What is your favorite host or hostess gift? And what’s the best host gift you’ve received?

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Sending Love

Getting care packages at sleep-away camp felt like getting hugs through the mail. Gum, games and Mad Libs equaled instant, albeit fleeting, popularity. Now, from upstate New York, I return the favor to my mother at her senior residence in … Continue reading

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Present Company

More than once, at different people’s homes, I have been served chocolates or wine I gave as host gifts months or even a year before. I know that once given, a gift is no longer under my control. But I … Continue reading

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