Saturday, December 2, 2017

Friday's Thoughts and Other Stuff, on a Saturday (Christ's Mass)

Dear Preppers and Survivalists,

photograph by
Julian Colton

23 Days and Late
Every year, we give presents to family and friends. In the past, we were very generous to many different people. Around 2007 or 2008, the financial difficulties required us to scale back our gift giving.

Needless to say, like a lot of other citizens, we had to permanently reevaluate our priorities.

Need, Want, Wear, and Read
Currently, we limit our gift giving to only close family members. Everybody else receives a nice Christ's Mass card, wishing them well.

Our children receive four gifts, from me and Katniss.

The first gift is something they need, like a lamp for their bedroom, school backpack, or something similar. Usually, the item is 'new' to them.

The second gift is something they want. This can be something as simple as a stuffed Minion figure, a set of pots and pans, or a .22 LR rifle (Marlin Model 60 or Ruger 10/22)

The third gift is something to wear. It might be a decorated t-shirt, a pair of sneakers, or a warm winter coat.

The last gift is something to read, usually an age appropriate book or a magazine subscription.

Needless to say, we celebrate the reason for the season, the birth of the Savior, so we insure the children donate unneeded toys, clothes, and other stuff. We also donate to a charity that will help children and families.

With a lot of other people questioning our countries obsession with 'stuff,' you are probably wondering why I brought up this subject.

Well, ...

You have about 23 days until Christ's Mass.

So, ...

Why don't you give gifts that will help your family and friends survive the coming tough times.

Needless to say, at $4.95, Prepper: Surviving the Tough Times Ahead might be a nice gift.

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