Life is Grand!!!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

80 Things

Thirteen things on Trinity13's 80 list.

We are celebrating my grandma's 80th birthday this weekend and it's my job to think of 80 of the same thing to give to her. She is getting 80 new one dollar bills from her kids, but we grandkids need 80 of something as well. Here are my ideas so far.
1. 80 roses made out of kisses
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
2. 80 family pictures made into a photo collage
3. 80 real flowers with each grandchild in charge of one certain color
4. 80 money flowers
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
5. 80 fake flowers made into a nice arrangement
6. 80 pearls
7. 80 page magazine from the year she was born
8. 80 letter pages with 80 envelopes
9. 80 pieces of assorted candy
10. 80 flower petals in a potourri jar
11. 80 special Bible verses in a small homemade journal
12. 80 seeds of different types of flowers and vegetables
13. 80 facts, about grandma's life, written in a scrapbook

Do you have any ideas as well? Any help would be much appreciated!!!

Other 13ers

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged!

Blogger Cheeky said...

Wow! These are all really great ideas. I think she would really cherish the photo idea.

I played too

July 13, 2006 8:55 AM

Blogger Viamarie said...

Great idea! She surely will be very touched with your gesture.

How about including these in your list:
1. 80 of her favorite songs or songs
of her generation
2. 80 birthday greeting notes from

July 13, 2006 8:59 AM

Blogger Oh great One said...

Flowers are great but they die. Photo's, now that is a real treasure. I'll have to think for awhile to come up with something you haven't listed. That's a good list.

July 13, 2006 9:18 AM

Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

I agree with viamarie. How about this too.
80 photos of her when she was a child?
Would this be difficult to do?
Mine is up too.

July 13, 2006 9:26 AM

Blogger Guru said...

I like #11 or #2 the best.

My 13 are up.

July 13, 2006 9:40 AM

Blogger Carmen said...

a good idea with the 80 theme. :)

July 13, 2006 9:44 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like number 2. Memories surpass anything when it comes to elders!

July 13, 2006 9:58 AM

Blogger Lisa said...

Viamarie just said my idea - have people write their favorite memory of her and put it into a book she can look at after everyone leaves. Sort of her own "fan book" of sorts.

80! Wow! Happy birthday to her!

July 13, 2006 10:23 AM

Blogger Shalee said...

How about compiling 80 things you like about her? Add pics to the album to make it more personal too.

July 13, 2006 10:32 AM

Blogger Princess21 said...

Great ideas!! I love #2 and #11!!!

July 13, 2006 10:38 AM

Blogger Barbara said...

I especially love #11 & #13. Your grandmother will love it. They did this for my Mother when she turned 80 (she's 89 now). Her bro gave her the 80 $1 bills. Maybe someone could give her 80 - $10 bills. Then she could take a nice trip! Thanks for visiting!

July 13, 2006 10:51 AM

Blogger Lyn said...

80? Boy, I'm not up for a T80 lol, Thanks for visiting FBO and my T13 - Bible Misquotes Edition.

July 13, 2006 11:04 AM

Blogger Jana said...

You have fantastic ideas! Any of those would be good!

July 13, 2006 11:25 AM

Blogger War Eagle said...

photo album awesome idea. People love family photos. What would be really awesome is to get some really old ones and have them reprinted on new paper. Go to ur neighborhood photo lab and have then scanned and printed.

July 13, 2006 12:54 PM

Blogger Shannon said...

a list of 80 reasons why you love her, or make it poster stlye so others can write in their reasons

July 13, 2006 1:13 PM

Blogger Leanne said...

Those are all such great ideas, I think 80 pieces of news or magazine clippings from her birth year would be nice, or maybe one major important headlines clipped from every year since she was born. People always look back as they age and trying to remember what year something happens is such a challenge - heck, it's a challenge for me and I'm only 35! LOL!

Whatever you decide, Happy Birthday to your Grandma. Enjoy the day!

July 13, 2006 1:57 PM

Blogger armywife said...

i love all those ideas. i can't imagine having to choose between them all.

i've posted also at

July 13, 2006 3:02 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

Happy birthday to your grandmother.

July 13, 2006 3:27 PM

Blogger Just Expressing Myself said...

They are all great, but I think grandmas like pics best.
May she have the best birthday ever.
My own list is up.
Take care,

July 13, 2006 5:19 PM

Blogger Lisa said...

I like the photo idea. Every one of those ideas are great but pictures can say so much. She will enjoy remembering all those wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing. Mine is up.

July 13, 2006 6:26 PM

Blogger Beck said...

That's so sweet. How about a framed like of 80 Things that you guys love about her?

July 13, 2006 7:24 PM

Blogger The Daily Rant said...

I love this idea for your Gram's 80th birthday!!! I have a family members 85th coming up and may just steal your idea!!!

July 14, 2006 1:54 PM

Blogger Trinity13 said...

Thanks for all your wonderful input everyone!!!

Btw, I've decided to make the photo scrapbook for grandma for her C-mas gift. That way I have a little more time to put into it.

July 17, 2006 10:03 AM

Blogger Jen said...

When my grandma turned 80, I made her an afghan with 80 squares :-)

July 17, 2006 2:40 PM


Post a Comment

<< Home