What gifts will you give this Xmas?

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Mine will all be y2k oriented. A bottle of water in each sock. A "church key" (beer can opener) for each bug out bag. A Rambo knife for grandmother. Back up false teeth for grandfather. A still for father and a washboard for mother. Lots of training toys for the kiddies such as play guns, bows, REAL back yard darts, a plastic play set of a safe haven, a Gary North doll. SORRY...I wanted this to be a serious thread but I start flipping! SERIOUSLY...I'll bet the group on the forum will mostly give y2k related presents. Ed and Jennifer should sell gift certificates for the coming book.

-- Auntie DoDah & Redneck & Trash (dodahdodah@webtv.net), October 24, 1998


I think the new Yourdon item is a video??

-- Gayla Dunbar (privacy@please.com), October 25, 1998.

"I think the new Yourdon item is a video?? "

I realize you should be done watching this prior to 01/01/00, but does anyone else find it interesting who chose a media that we can not reference in a no-power Y2K situation?


-- Rick Tansun (ricktansun@hotmail.com), October 25, 1998.

Insures that it must be used before 2000-01-01

-- aaaay (a@b.c), October 25, 1998.

Down comforters, long johns, Jack Daniels... actually that last one might not be a bad idea for medicinal uses.

-- madeline (runner@bcpl.net), October 25, 1998.

Here is a thought....

Christmas is a time of Christ's birth correct?

Then how come we give each other stuff?

Just curious. Never understood that anyhow.

-- just wondering (shh@aol.com), October 25, 1998.

I haven't had a lot of success so far enlightening my family, but while I'm not giving anything Y2K-related, I am asking for such things. On my list is a good shortwave radio (husband, the electronic genius and super shopper, is going to investigate which models are best), and if I have the opportunity, I'll ask for other items...

-- Karen Cook (browsercat@hotmail.com), October 25, 1998.

How about a 50lb. bag of rice for stocking stuffers this year?

-- Bill (bill@microsoft.com), October 28, 1998.

Karen - good idea to ask for such things, even if you're not going to give them. I'm including (scented) candles, and some camping/survival gear for the outdoorsy types.

Warm clothing (think layers) - wool/polarfleece sweaters and socks, polypro long underwear, turtlenecks, gloves, and hats.

Hand tools - axe, saw, hammer, wedge, crowbar, hand gardening tools, maybe some herb/vegie seeds or fertilizer if you know the person is into gardening.

Ammunition if the person hunts/shoots. Ditto archery or fishing equipment.

-- Melinda Gierisch (gieriscm@hotmail.com), October 29, 1998.

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