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Thursday, December 3, 2009

A jump on Christmas.



This town
will celebrate Christmas
through Giving Trees, baskets give-a-way, can drives
reminding
residents to shop locally
the hardware shop, the movie theater
the art council, restaurants
the flower shop
the grocery store.

We'll all do our part to share what we have
to help and to care.


I thought about
what to give my grandchild
who needs nothing.

So, I did one thing just for her:
I started a blog to teach her what I know
in Italian.

You may remember that I grew up in Italy.
She is interested in learning Italian
and I can help.

If you too want to learn Italian with J.
hop along and check the new blog.


32 comments:

vicki archer said...

What a brilliant gift...xv

Eva Gallant said...

That is something really special!

Sheila said...

Ohhhhh...I so very much DO want to learn Italian! Even before I read 'Eat, Pray, Love'. Thanks so much for extending the invitation!

And what a creative gift idea for its intended recipient! *applause!*

willow said...

I like to support our local businesses, as well.

Brian Miller said...

how cool is that...a wonderful gift...and locally i ty to buy, but this year we are making some gifts locally. smiles.

RNSANE said...

You are so thoughtful...wish those lessons had started BEFORE my two birthday trips but, who knows, I might win the lottery, and go back!

Maggie May said...

What a good idea. I learnt Italian for 6 months when I was 17! That means I can hardly speak it at all..... but some things have stuck!

Nuts in May

pink dogwood said...

wow - I wanted to learn italian ever since I read 'Eat, Pray, Love' - I will be following along. Thanks for sharing.

An English Shepherd said...

Cool gift :-)

Wizz

Helen said...

... a gift that truly does give on giving!

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Rosaria, now THAT is a real gift!
Wish I had time to learn along with her! :)

staceyjwarner said...

How cool! What a great gift.

Fantastic!

much love

Ribbon said...

Fantastic and what a wonderful gift... You're a gem ;)

best wishes
Ribbon x

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Another blog! And you will be great at it too. You are a great teacher. Thanks for all the kind words you have said about my guest room post. smiles

Elizabeth Bradley said...

What a great idea. Lucky grandchild. I have been thinking about this. My oldest grandchild is brain damaged, so I give money. But my other four have so much, I am not anxious to add to their pile of toys and clothes. I am still thinking this one over...

Amy said...

That really IS a gift. A gift that will last her a lifetime and one she can pass on to her children. Beautiful.

Lyn said...

You have the absolute best spirit of Christmas ... a season of giving and you are givng your grand daughter a priceless gift.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Ah, now that it is a marvelous gift!! Well done you!

enchantedoak said...

Your Christmas spirit is very moving. Lovely thoughts and a lovely gift.

Renee said...

When I came on I noticed a new blog. I will be checking it out.

I loved how you described how she needs nothing, none of them do.

Love Renee xoxoxo

Shadow said...

now that's the right way of giving!

karen said...

How amazing - something of true value :)

becky at abbeystyle said...

A brilliant gift to Jasmine...one that keeps on giving!

NitWit1 said...

I am amazed at the efforts of your town in a time of great need.

But I am more amazed at the wonderful gift to your daughter, I hope she will know it is a gift which she perhaps will appreciate more in all the tomorrows, than today.

Hilary said...

What a great gift idea. You're one special grandma. :)

Renee said...

Sweet friend, this is definitely the time to miss people.

Can I have your home mailing address please. I will delete it.

Love Renee xoxo

Sandi McBride said...

I'm going to send this to my granddaughter, Arianna...I'd love her to learn Italian...and I'm going to learn too...thanks so much, what a Christmas Gift!
hugs
Sandi

janis said...

Splendid idea! How Blessed she is to have you in her life. How lovely of you to share it with us :)

tattytiara said...

There's nothing you could buy that would have greater value. Beautiful.

Kikit said...

The best gifts come for free indeed! :) You're a cool granny! :)

Natalie said...

Awesome, I certainly will, thank you Rosaria.

The Things We Carried said...

I love that you did this for her! If wasn't working so hard on Mandarin I would follow the new blog, as I belive strongly that being bilingual, at least, is important!