Pay It Forward - How You Can Surprise An 80 Year Old Today - Please Read!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lizette Realty - Richmond KY 205403

We all have someone in our lives that has helped create who we are.

My special someone is my Mom, Evalena Fitzpatrick. She is always there when I need her, but I have noticed that she's not quite on her game lately. Has time caught up with her?

Mom

Mom turns 80 on November 5. I know she never wants me to surprise her.... but would you take a moment and send her a funny card for her birthday??

A real greeting card in the mail. She doesn't own a computer.

I'd love to see what she would do if a lot of greeting cards arrived from people that know it's her birthday.
 
I know it will totally surprise her and make her day. Parties make her cry! The last one I had for her at 70 made her upset at me.
 
She has been in a lot of pain lately because she will soon need hip replacement in both sides! OUCH!

She trys to act like she is not worried, but I know she is feeling a bit depressed on being older and the upcoming surgeries.

Please email me to get her address and send her a funny card.

How will we be at 80?? I hope someone thinks to send us cards too. That's quite a milestone.

Thanks everyone!
 

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Patricia Aulson
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Mothers are very special for sure. I love the picture and if that's your mom today at this tender age of 80.....she LOOKS GREAT!!  I should look as good at the same age.  Enjoy your time together it's precious.

Patricia/Seacoast NH & ME

Oct 31, 2010 01:29 PM #16
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Gail C. Harris
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I sent you an email, and I'm happy to send a card.  I think we should blog this idea.  Sending snail mail to loved ones or relatives that would get a boost from this would be grand.  I do believe there may be a group out of this but it would be a great idea for us rainers to do for each other.  :)

Oct 31, 2010 02:11 PM #17
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Elizabeth Cooper-Golden
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What a wonderful idea.  You are one thoughtful daughter.  I may do this to my Mom next year...she'll turn 75 and would get such a kick out of it.  

Be sure to take Mom's picture with all of her cards so we can share in her joy!

Oct 31, 2010 02:30 PM #18
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Lizette Fitzpatrick
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OMG!!! I can't believe this got featured!!!

 You guys are the best! So far, 9 cards have arrived and she has NO idea about this!

She is so excited to check the mailbox each day now.

I am hoping this is something BIG that she will always remember.

I want to show her that my Activerain friends are so fantastic and kind!

Thanks so much. EMAIL ME to get the address. Thanks!!!!!

Oct 31, 2010 02:43 PM #19
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Reuben Saltzman
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What a great idea.  I'll be sure to send a card.

Oct 31, 2010 02:58 PM #20
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Charles Buell
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polly wants a cracker

Oct 31, 2010 04:00 PM #21
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That's too funny Polly!!! Haha

Oct 31, 2010 04:05 PM #22
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Alex Morris - Austin Real Estate Agent
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What a great idea!  I'm in!

Oct 31, 2010 06:50 PM #23
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What a thoughtful idea. Please post her address if possible and I will fire off a card. Take care.

Nov 01, 2010 02:30 AM #24
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Rob D. Shepherd
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Count me it! This sounds like a new and unique idea to me!

Nov 01, 2010 02:34 AM #25
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Megan Phelps
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She doesn't look 80 at all!

Nov 01, 2010 04:20 AM #26
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Veronica Swan
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Great idea, I love to send her a card. My mom has Alzheimer and she is only 70, I miss my conversations with her and the words of advice. Enjoy your time with her

Nov 01, 2010 04:45 AM #27
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Andrew Martinez
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George Michael is a real estate agent now? Happy B-day

Nov 01, 2010 05:23 AM #28
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Larry Atkins
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This is a great idea, I'd be happy to send a card for you. I'll email you the request today!

Nov 01, 2010 05:34 AM #29
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Lori Cain
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What a great idea! I'm e-mailing you for address. Thank goodness for Send Out Cards! You're an amazing daughter!

Nov 01, 2010 05:44 AM #30
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Christine Wade - Real Estate Virtual Assistant
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I think I still have time...emailing you now to get her address :-)  Cool idea and love the feature! Wow...she looks amazing...lucky you to inherit those genes!!!

Lori - I know...Send Out Cards, right?  I love them...will be using my account to send a card to her mom ASAP!

Nov 01, 2010 05:51 AM #31
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Mike Jones
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Lizette,

I'm in!  What a great post.  Today, you're my favorite blogger.

Mike in Tucson

Nov 03, 2010 04:49 PM #32
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Lizette Fitzpatrick
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Mom has had the BIGGest time in getting the cards from all my friends. She's been soooo emotional. Thanks to everyone that has sent a card.

Nov 05, 2010 03:00 PM #33
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I'm so happy that she is happy! I couldn't send her the Maxine card because the ones that I found weren't exactly tasteful about aging. I was surprised that there weren't many choices for those cards. I love Maxine, lol. I tried to mail her card hoping it would come on her birthday. This was a great idea Lizette!

Nov 06, 2010 10:34 PM #34
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Lizette, Even though late, would still like to send Mom a card. What a great idea. 11/5 is also my daughter's birthday. Just sent you and email for the address.

Hope you are going to blog about her reactions to all the cards

Margaret

Nov 08, 2010 01:39 AM #35
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