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Nearly An Even Gift Swap

December 28th, 2014 at 08:03 pm

Remember that group gift I wrote about for my mother in law? In the end we were to all give her $70. We mailed a check. As far as I know, it all went fine.

Because we didn't attend my husband's family's Christmas gathering, my mother in law sent us a check...for $80! She bought a small gift for my husband which I know cost $11 and was in with the check. Her check indicated the $80 was for me and my two daughters. Huh? Okay, she is nearly 80 years old so maybe what she wrote wasn't what she meant. In the end we deposited the check and split the money between our two daughters. I did make the suggestion to my husband that the four of us split it with $20 each or just use it for something fun together. He liked the idea of the girls getting the money, so that is what we did.

So nearly even gifts! Checks crossing in the mail. Thoughtful huh? It's all good really. Just weird!

4 Responses to “Nearly An Even Gift Swap”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    That was thoughtful Smile

  2. laura/deacons wife Says:


    Need how that worked out. Smile

  3. laura/deacons wife Says:


    I am fuzzy on cold meds and minimal coffee. That should read "NEAT" how things worked out. NEED probably refers to a Freudian slip as I NEED MY HEALTH BACK?

    Enjoy Christmas break!

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Funny Smile

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