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post #46 of 85
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Originally Posted by mommyle

I would just like to add that even if you made some "fun" cookies especially for the kids, that would be hugely appreciated by the adults. It's nice to have a smile or a laugh in the middle of a difficult situation. I know I enjoy a good laugh in the middle of a crisis.



I agree, it helps to have a breath of life in the storm of a crisis. Especially when you have children involved, just to remind them that life will go on.
post #47 of 85
hello all,
I think it is a great idea and you should post some pictures for us later.

Another great way to cheer up the kids is with some Jelly Belly jelly beans, or other candy. Maybe all in the same basket for them?

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post #48 of 85
Gemini - I can tell that you are a very nice and caring person. Your idea for the cookies and fruit is very thoughtful and I'm sure will be appreciated.
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post #49 of 85
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I am reminded, yet again, at how caring and helpful the CC community is. To dmhart and luv2bake6, I'll add my condolences. I know the hurt never fully goes away. We lost my cousin a few years back to a bizarre virus (symptoms: a rash and fatigue. Final complication: cardiac arrest). I think of him often, probably more than when he was alive! Since his death, I have gladly & enthusiastically supplied baked goods and other food stuffs to the church for funerals. No matter how busy I am, I never turn down a request. You're all in my thoughts and prayers!
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post #50 of 85
GeminiRJ thank for your sweet comments. Reading a forum like this reminds me that we all have had losses in our lives, and we each need to respond to others around us in times of need the same way we have received in our times.

It is wonderful to have a place like CC to talk with others, and it seems that we always find lessons of life here, along with great cake knowledge. And that is a awesome thing. Thank you all for being a great cake and caring community to be a part of. thumbs_up.gif
post #51 of 85
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And it just occurred to me that I forgot to give my condolences to indydebi! I KNEW I had missed someone. Sixteen was pretty young to have to deal with the death of a baby brother, and the impact on the family had to have been huge.
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post #52 of 85
Gemini, this part will get to you ..... he died on our mom's 40th birthday.
post #53 of 85
Oh, that's wrong Debi. That breaks my heart...
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post #54 of 85
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Originally Posted by indydebi

Gemini, this part will get to you ..... he died on our mom's 40th birthday.



Awww...now everyone will wonder why I'm crying in front of my computer! That is so incredibly sad. I have to believe there is a special place in heaven for mom's like yours, and anyone who has experienced such a crushing blow.
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post #55 of 85
I don't think is tacky but don't send them to the funeral home, send them to which ever house the families will go and eat
post #56 of 85
It's not the norm-but it's a very nice idea.
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post #57 of 85
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Originally Posted by notjustcake

I don't think is tacky but don't send them to the funeral home, send them to which ever house the families will go and eat



The funeral was earlier this week in Kentucky (we're in Nebraska), so it definitely won't be going to the funeral home. My boss and his family are driving back today. We'll have the basket at the office to give him to take home on Friday.
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post #58 of 85
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Originally Posted by GeminiRJ

... I have gladly & enthusiastically supplied baked goods and other food stuffs to the church for funerals. No matter how busy I am, I never turn down a request. You're all in my thoughts and prayers!

I think this is important too. We are the same way after my MIL passed. Because of the hope and faith in people that had been restored with so many caring people sending food and gifts, we also will never turn down a request for someone that needs it even if we dont know that person.

Your gift really goes beyond the initial thought. When someone puts heart into a gift it inspires the receiver for quite a while to come and affects those around them.
post #59 of 85
My father passed away a couple years ago and I know we would have loved to get something like that. Really all the flowers got to be a little too much and it was very depressing to go back to my Mom's house everyday and look at all the wilting flowers. The best things we received were food items cause it kept the kids occupied and it was one less thing we had to deal with. When a florist rang the doorbell we cringed , But when someone delivered food (sandwich platters, and deli trays were the best) We were like whew one less thing we don't have to think about.

I think the cookie bouquet is a great idea.
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post #60 of 85
My OB put me on bedrest when I was 4 months pregnant with my twins. We had a hospitality committee at our church who set up a schedule to make and deliver food for my DH and I (thank God because he can't cook for nada!). I was all for the food food, but got really excited when someone was thoughtful enough to bring snacks for me to get through the days (in between meals).

I think your idea is very thoughtful, personal and creative. The secretary maybe jealous because she didn't think of it first. I say go ahead and do it and do it knowing it will be appreciated (because it will be).
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