What does she or he HAVE TO GET

@SomeCowgirl (32270)
United States
December 1, 2009 9:23pm CST
My husband and I were coming home yesterday when we heard this question on the radio. It's pertaining to mothers who come to visit from another state or area and are always taking something back home with them. Some of the examples were the radio host's mom who buys straws and something else, I think she bought over 8000 straws, but I think they were actually for his home and not something she was taking back with her. Another person had called in and said that her mother ( I don't remember if it was a daughter or son... so I'm just guessing) bought out several stores in their area of Cheerwine! Cheerwine is a soda. In any case, all of mine and my husband's family lives here in our home state, so no taking back something for them. Do you have a mom, dad, sibiling, etc who is always taking something back that they can't find in their area? It can be a drink, a food... One lady said she has to take chic fil-a to her mom who doesn't have a chic-fil-a... actually maybe it's the same women with the mom who loves cheer wine.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
2 Dec 09
I have no idea what you just said, but I think I get the gist of your discussion. lol My hubs and I are from Ontario where the lovliest maple trees grow in abundance. Fall in Ontario is pure heaven. So now that we live in the west, where maple trees are not native to the geography, we get people from Ontario to send us maple seeds. And every trip I've made back to Ontario since I left included the gathering of maple leaves to take west with me. Last year the hubs and I took a trip with our RV to Ontario and rather than just bring back seeds and leaves, we brought back two five year old Maple TREES! LOL
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
2 Dec 09
I have no excuse for not making myself clear. lol, I could say It's late, and I have stuff on my mind, which is true, but lol. Yep you got the gist of it, a TREE? I was actually going to say why not bring back some trees! I can understand that though, bringing back something to plant, especially when it just feels like home ya know?
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
2 Dec 09
You couldn't pay the hubs and I enough money to live permanently in Ontario again, but hells bells we both missed those Maple trees. The two we brought back are doing well and it's a condition of the sale of our current house that we take those trees to Manitoba when we move. They have such things as Manitoba Maples out here, but have you ever seen a Manitoba Maple? They are uggggggggggggggggggggggggggly! I hate them. NOTHING can match the beauty of a real Canadian Maple tree like they have all over Ontario!
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
2 Dec 09
Oh it's great you have that as a condition of the sale! I didn't actually think about that. No I've never seen a Manitoba Maple. Never been to Canada, heck only been to Virginia, I live in NC.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
2 Dec 09
My grandmother used to live in California and there were alot of things here that they didn't have there. They had never even heard of my favorite soft drink! If I wanted to drink it..I had to take it..lol..She also used to get me to send her flour and country ham..lol...she loved the brands they have here but she couldn't get them there. She was also crazy about goo goo clusters and they didn't have those either. I'd send her some of those from time to time too.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
2 Dec 09
I didn't actually realize until maybe a few years ago that all states don't have the same thing. I've only been to Virginia, lol, so I guess that's why. But, hey it's definitely nice to try new things!