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Thread: 100th Birthday quilt received...almost killed him...

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    100th Birthday quilt received...almost killed him...

    My second cousin, who will be 100 years old in July, received the quilt I made him today. He called and, yelled (he's hard of hearing....like really, he can't hear at all...lol!) his excitement at receiving it. He's super sentimental and we have a bond so it goes without saying how happy he was. I spoke with his wife and she said my gift nearly killed him. Lol! Apparently, he's already called my local family and bragged....invited people over to see it. If I know him. He'll drag it to church on Sunday. She shared that he told her he wants to be buried in it when he dies at the age of 110. Lol....such a charactor...just love this man....
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    Isn't it wonderful when someone really appreciates the quilt you made for them?!?
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    That is a sweet story!
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    such a nice reaction!

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    Great story so glad he is enjoying his new quilt!!!

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    That is the best reaction!
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    Sounds like a very, very happy cousin. Did you take a picture of it before you sent it off? I'd love to see it. Aren't you glad you made it for him?

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    Do get a photo of him with that quilt!
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    What a wonderful reaction for his new quilt! He sounds like a very happy man. What a great sense of humor. Let's hope that the quilt will be very well-worn before he needs to be buried with it. LOL!!

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    That made me smile! What a joy he must be and you a great cousin to give him the perfect gift.

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    It is wonderful when someone appreciates a quilt and lets you know it! You must be so proud! You made his day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by osewme View Post
    Sounds like a very, very happy cousin. Did you take a picture of it before you sent it off? I'd love to see it. Aren't you glad you made it for him?
    yes, I did, and shared on the pictures thread a couple of weeks ago but here it is again...and I was very happy to have made this for him....I knew he would be happy just not quite this reaction. He is a hoot and we typically write each other because of his hearing issues. He types his letters using 2 fingers. He really is precious and I wish he lived closer....he lives in Pennsylvania and me in California...
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    Beautiful!

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    Aw Teen, best reaction ever. Makes you feel awesome inside. I can tell how much you love and appreciate him.
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    Both your story and the quilt are beautiful and made me smile
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    Just a bit of a side story....he and his wife have been married for 77 years. She is a British war bride and is just as precious. My last visit...about 7 years ago, he made me his Dandolion wine, which was delicious, and gave me a tour of my mom's (his 1st cousin) hometown where he still resides. If I have a question about any family history, I write him and ask. When my family loses him, it will be a great loss...but that won't happen for another 10 years...lol!
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    How wonderful that he was so excited by your beautiful quilt. It's not often you get a reaction like that.

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    what a great reaction! Do get him to record some of that family history--maybe send him some interview type questions and ask him to record the things he remembers. What a treasure!

    A WWII Vet from church became a friend to us and I make him a Vet's quilt--he loved it and actually did have it covering his casket at the funeral. I was so glad that his DIL got the quilt as she'd taken him on the WWII trip to D.C. that was so important to him.

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    Beautiful story! But please have him take a picture of him with the quilt and you can have it for memories.

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    How wonderful. The quilt is beautiful but the response is outstanding. I know that feeling when you get a response like that and it is to be treasured.

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    what a great story. better grab that family history info while you can. nobody is getting any younger...lol

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    He's 100 and still able to get excited over things- how wonderful!!!!!!
    What a great story, Teen! He sounds like a doll.

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    If he is on your Mom's side, I hope you got some of his genes.

    We had a little lady in our town who was in WWII. She was a nurse serving in North Africa. She started a relationship with the hospital supply SGT. Things were hard to get in those days, but he made sure she got what she needed. They got married when they got home and she became the school nurse. She also got a trip to Wash DC to be honored. She lived to be 99.

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    Reading this makes me smile...what a great story and a great family member. Your quilt is beautiful. Please have him send a pic of him and his quilt and let us see his smile!

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    I bet that put a smile on your face. I would love to see a picture of him holding it.
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