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  •  Excellent suggestion (1+ / 0-)
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    PinHole

    If she doesn't appreciate it by the time she's 40 years old, the family historian will.  :-)

    Genealogists LOVE pack rats!  Often they are also pack rats who collect miscellaneous family documents, more photos, et cetera.

    [Being a pack rat is NOT the same as being a hoarder!  A genealogist who's also a pack rat has things catalogued, put in chronological order like on library shelves, and the like.  Think in terms of an archivist at a library or museum instead.]

    :-)

    I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

    by NonnyO on Fri Oct 25, 2013 at 08:52:21 PM PDT

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    •  Actually I've given copies of (1+ / 0-)
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      NonnyO

      both the local paper and the NY Times.  But since they are in NYC, just one will do.  

      Just carry them in, folded newspaper style, and wrapped with a bit of royal blue or deep rose ribbon.  A couple of days AFTER the birth, when they have had time to catch their breath.  

      Simple, cheap to buy but irreplaceable, unexpected, cheap.  :-)    One time I wrapped it in a crib sheet - figuring they could never have too many of those.  The combination seemed to be a hit!  

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