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Yesterday was my friends' one year wedding anniversary (although they'd been a couple for about 7 before). And today my parents have been married for 30 years. I was trying to find something special to do for my parents. A party is out after my *ahem* big one. My brother is getting his car fixed so he can't contribute. We will probably take them out to eat next time I'm in town. I guess I should just get them a George Foreman grill like John suggested... but does that really make a good 30th anniversary present?


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Jul. 13th, 2004 06:57 am (UTC)
The traditional 30th anniversary presant is pearls.

So, hum, pearl necklace?
Jul. 13th, 2004 07:04 am (UTC)
So I should give my parents the pearl necklace I wore for my wedding? That would make it easy.

Usually that list is what people give to each other on their anniversary. What would my dad do with pearls?
Jul. 13th, 2004 07:08 am (UTC)
This is all so very funny to me.

But innuendo aside, it wouldn't need to be pearls themselves or pearl jewelry. But it might be neat to stick to something pearl themed. I like keeping with the traditional presents for people when possible, even if only in spirit.
Jul. 13th, 2004 07:21 am (UTC)
I made my Innuendo check, BTW
Perhaps something mother of pearl?
Jul. 14th, 2004 10:20 am (UTC)
Or, write them a poem, written in Perl!
Jul. 14th, 2004 03:41 pm (UTC)
It would help if I was a computer geek like you and everyone else from CMU. ;)
Jul. 14th, 2004 10:22 am (UTC)
What's the rest of the list? Is this an American tradition to have a theme present for anniversaries?
Jul. 14th, 2004 03:45 pm (UTC)
I don't know what the list is, but it's things like "Silver Anniversary" (25th, I think?), which got it's name because you "traditionally" give silver. One year is something like paper... I don't actually know where this kind of thing came from, but I used to see these lists on day planners and calendars.

Actually, just found this list that has everything on it!
Jul. 14th, 2004 03:48 pm (UTC)
Jul. 15th, 2004 05:07 am (UTC)
Wow, I should have known to expect a complete answer when I ask a librarian!

The 10 carat diamond seems like a big present for our 100th anniversary, but if we're still alive at age 124, we won't really know the difference between a 10 carat diamond and a 10 carat ball of foil.
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