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CherryBlossom Report 2 Jul 2010 19:33

One of the wedding anniversay sites suggests to go with the theme of elephants!! Not tusks though Cyn.

"The traditional symbol is ivory, a substitute material instead of real ivory would be fine. Maybe you could introduce elephants to your 14th anniversary celebrations!"

Tickets for an African safari out of the question?? To see the ivory in its true form? Day trip to the zoo?

For our 6th anniversary - wood - I did a theme for OH.

Wooden bench for the garden - obvious
Subscription to a magazine - made of paper which comes from wood
Cross pen - to write on the paper which is made from wood
A couple of novels - made from paper, etc

I'm sure you get the idea.

When he looked at the gifts his words were - what's all this load of rubbish then?"

Did something similar one Valentine's with red themed gifts with a similar response.

Needless to say there was a lot of bleach used those days......

Perhaps a theme on the colour ivory?

Irene - they've just started bringing in Proms for 11 year olds here too.


Gee Report 2 Jul 2010 19:58

How about buying them a blue ray...Out of Africa!!

Or you could just go buy some illegal ivory...Fans will know someone!!

Thats a joke for anyone reading and doesnt get the humour here


SlingerWood Report 2 Jul 2010 20:01

Necklace of rat teeth... we could all save them up


SlingerWood Report 2 Jul 2010 20:04

What is going to be the most expensive your son’s 13th or my 40th in two weeks..

Who should you be feeling sorry for…… think of my wallet…..


Gee Report 2 Jul 2010 20:04

Shut it Pete


jax Report 2 Jul 2010 20:08

Back in the late 80s we went to Hong Kong and was asked to bring back an Ivory Buddah for someone.

I would expect it was illegal then too, but we were young and nieve



Cynthia Report 2 Jul 2010 20:09

Well.............thanks for all that! All that was missing was a grand piano with ivory keyboard!!

Rats teeth!! I ask you!

Had wondered about the colour ivory to be honest....had better shop around tomorrow then!! What a good excuse.

Anyone old enough to remember seeing the fantastic ornaments of ivory chinese carving in antique shops? Soooo intricate and delicate - rather like lace.


Gee Report 2 Jul 2010 20:12

Errr...that would be a no Cyns...and I DONT remember Baker light...or how to spell it!


SlingerWood Report 2 Jul 2010 20:14

my mouth is closed


Cynthia Report 2 Jul 2010 20:17

Got rat's teeth then Pete?


SlingerWood Report 2 Jul 2010 20:22

not talking... told to shut up...



WayneTracey Report 2 Jul 2010 20:22


Please !!!.... i can beat that! year.......

Middle child is 16 in April, eldest 21 in the July me 40 in the August and the youngest 13 in the Oct

....and to add insult to injury, middle child has her prom in the June !!

Now thats a set of parties that are going to cost the earth!!!

Tracey x


Julie Report 2 Jul 2010 20:24

I have just noticed this has gone down & now i see why......seems someones being trigger happy


SylviaInCanada Report 2 Jul 2010 20:26

My ivory necklace is made of tiny intricately carved round beads

and it is so old that it is now creamy yellow

we have quite a lot of Chinese things around our house .... elaborately enamelled vases, one of those embroideries where you see the same picture on both sides .................... they're done with incredibly fine thread, and the girls who did the work used to go blind by the age of 20. And I also have a tiny Buddha that may be made out of ivory

Not that we have been to China (at least not until 3 years ago when OH went) ..................... but OH had to entertain several Chinese visitors to the university over a number of years in the 1980s ............. and they all bring these super gifts!

It is actually quite amazing to invite 4 visitors to your house ..... none of them had more than a couple of words of English, and you don't speak any Chinese. They loved to see a Canadain house, even a little tiny one like ours, and would nod and smile all the time!



SylviaInCanada Report 2 Jul 2010 20:28


why are you obeying that Gins???


FannyByGaslight Report 2 Jul 2010 20:32

Wotcha Jules,found it then..


SlingerWood Report 2 Jul 2010 20:33

mmmm mmmm mmmm mouth shut

but the sun is still coming in from the north

she must be still smiling

I'm not talking Ginny ... I'm thinking out loud


SylviaInCanada Report 2 Jul 2010 20:44



Cynthia Report 2 Jul 2010 20:48

Yesterday, someone posted on a thread which is four years old. I posted some advice about looking in search trees etc...and I have been told that 'they know how to use the site'. Really??? lol


SlingerWood Report 2 Jul 2010 20:50

If I talk to you Sylvia, will Ginny be able to hear us, seeing as your so far away.