My ‘baby’ brother Ron, turns 60 today. I wanted to do something special for him, but really find it difficult. Like me, he’s reached an age where he can afford whatever he wants – and, like me, generally his tastes are simple, and he is disinclined to stockpile cr@p.
So, when I found that today is also the birthdate of Louis L’Amour, I thought it would be fun to read a story by him at the same time. He liked the idea, he chose the Last of the Breed, set in the Cold War era, and, thanks to the magic of online ordering, we both have copies, and will be discussing it when we next get together, virtual or real.
I wouldn’t have thought about this, except for the fun we’ve been having in our virtual book club. It does make it more sociable to read the same book and discuss it with friends. This is one that I may try again with other family or friends at a distance.
Nice choice! I’m of the belief that if you both live relatively close to each other the best gift you can give to those you care about doesn’t come from any store, is not manufactured by anyone, is often underestimated in its value. What I’m talking about is TIME! Do something you both enjoy, picnic, fishing, go have lunch together, whatever. If you don’t live close, use the phone, thats why it was invented.
Most people could care less about gifts of monetary value.
Time is THE most precious commodity, none of us have an unlimited supply, everything we do is paid for with it, no one can get more of it.
For those you care about, the most precious gift is to spend time with them. Once it’s gone, there is no re-do, no do-vers.
And Happy B-day to your Brother….
That’s a good idea. I think I’ll try that with my sister. Thanks.
Bravo! The simple things often mean the most, especially when there’s family that you love to do it with.
(and no celebrity talking heads involved. well done)