Sunday, August 20, 2006
This month I am all about practical gifts. My MIL had told us a funny story about her husband getting a horrible rash from pruning mango trees. They didn't have any itch cream in the house; when she returned from downstairs to get some medicine that was prescribed for their DOG, he was rubbing a tube of Oragel all over his face! So I went to Dollar General and bought one of every over-the-counter medicine they had. (If you didn't know, DG's generic drug prices generally beat even Walmart's). We packed them in clear plastic shoebox and labelled it the Third World Survival Kit. It's meant to bring them a smile--they can certainly buy all these on their own--but at least it's useful and consumable. In case it's a complete flop, I also regifted a new paperback book, which someone gave me but I had already read.