A chocolate on the pillow

@JudyEv (329100)
Rockingham, Australia
May 24, 2024 7:29pm CST
MyLotter @LadyDuck commented that she likes a particular chocolate which is filled with a cherry and cherry liquor. Whenever we have guests who stay overnight, I put a chocolate on their pillow. We regularly stay a night with Vince’s brother and he just as regularly stays with us. We always do the chocolate thing. He puts one on both our pillows but I always ask him how come I got two chocolates and Vince didn’t get any. It’s just a joke between us. The photo shows Vince’s ‘hospital bed’ which we bought before he went into hospital. My friend made me the lovely quilt. The bed will tilt up to make Vince more comfortable sleeping on his back. We must have known something when we bought the Murphy bed to the left of the photo. It’s a queen size but folds up against the wall so there is room for the king-size single.
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@Juliaacv (49028)
• Canada
25 May
That is such a sweet gesture. Anna, and you, are both very gracious hosts. The quilt is really lovely, but I am sure that you will enjoy it all the more when you have Vince home under it as he heals and recuperates, regardless of how many chocolates you need to put out.
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@JudyEv (329100)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 May
The room is all ready. It just needs Vince in that bed and I'll be happy.
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@kaylachan (60600)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 May
That's a very cute tradation. Glad you could keep it alive.
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@JudyEv (329100)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 May
It warms your heart a little to see the chocolate on the pillow.
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@kaylachan (60600)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 May
@JudyEv Yeah. That it does.
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@DeborahDiane (40150)
• Laguna Woods, California
25 May
@JudyEv - You are such a sweet and thoughtful hostess. I'm sure everyone loves it to find a chocolate on their pillow when they stay with you!
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• Laguna Woods, California
25 May
@JudyEv - Doing things for other people, even something as treating them to a little chocolate on their pillow, almost always makes us feel better. When we do things for others, we are also benefiting ourself.
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@JudyEv (329100)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 May
I get a kick out of doing it and it warms my heart to see it at my BIL's place.
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@JudyEv (329100)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 May
@DeborahDiane we like doing things for others. As you say, there is a real buzz for yourselves.
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25 May
When I was in the Philippines, I came across a box of cherry chocolate at a dollar store. Yes, there is a Dollar Store in the Philippines. I am not into sweets but the cherry chocolate was so exquisite.
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@JudyEv (329100)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 May
I love Lindt chocolates too but the cherry ones are probably even better.
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@Dena91 (16060)
• United States
25 May
That is a beautiful quilt. And a sweet tradition.
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@JudyEv (329100)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 May
My friend makes some beautiful quilts and gifted me this one.
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• Defuniak Springs, Florida
25 May
How is he doing after surgery?
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@JudyEv (329100)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 May
He's now had four nights in ICU but it's just a matter of tweaking a few things - electrical signals not getting through from one heart chamber to another. I'm sure we'll get there in the end. Thanks for asking. I hope you're doing okay too.
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@JudyEv (329100)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 May
@thislittlepennyearns Thanks April. He did seem to have improved today. We know it's going to be a long, slow process.
• Defuniak Springs, Florida
25 May
@JudyEv He (and you) are in my thoughts. I hope he continues to improve and they get everything worked out so he can come home. I know I heal better at home than at the hospital. I am doing okay. Good days and bad days. But the last couple have been pretty good.
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@kareng (56931)
• United States
25 May
Your friend made a beautiful quilt! A piece of chocolate is a nice little extra touch for guests!
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@kareng (56931)
• United States
26 May
@JudyEv Yes! Such a nice way to show hospitality!
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@JudyEv (329100)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 May
Most appreciate it!
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@LadyDuck (463240)
• Switzerland
25 May
That is sweet Judy and I always did the same when I had guests, I placed a small chocolate on the pillow in the guest room. NOT one filled with liquor, if they cut in half with their teeth the liquor spills on the bed.
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@JudyEv (329100)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 May
Good point. Mostly I use Lindt chocolates.
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@LadyDuck (463240)
• Switzerland
25 May
@JudyEv I also buy the small Lindt chocolates with wrapping showing Swiss landscapes. Those very small "chocolate bars" are called Neapolitains. The name originates from a gift that was made by Louis XVIII in 1819 to Marie-Caroline of Bourbon, a princess from Naples. Each rectangle of chocolate was wrapped individually and featured a view of Naples.
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@JudyEv (329100)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 May
@LadyDuck Oh wow! Those would be very special. I haven't seen anything like that here.
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@Tampa_girl7 (49413)
• United States
29 May
The quilt is really pretty. I know that you look forward to him being home.
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@Tampa_girl7 (49413)
• United States
29 May
@JudyEv That is awesome news.
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@JudyEv (329100)
• Rockingham, Australia
30 May
@Tampa_girl7 I'm waiting now to hear what time I can pick him up.
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@JudyEv (329100)
• Rockingham, Australia
29 May
He just might be coming home tomorrow. He has made good progress the last few days.
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@RasmaSandra (75080)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 May
Looks like a comfortable bed and I like the chocolate idea, I hope Vince will be well enough to come home soon, Wil keep him in my prayers,
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@JudyEv (329100)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 May
The head and/or foot of the bed can be lifted. He sleeps easier with the head raised.
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@just4him (311401)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 May
Chocolate on the pillow is a nice gesture. I've stayed at hotels that do the same. I always enjoyed the chocolate. I'm sure Vince will appreciate the chocolate when he gets home. The quilt is lovely.
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@just4him (311401)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 May
@JudyEv Yes, it does. Vince will feel special too when he gets home and sees his chocolate.
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@JudyEv (329100)
• Rockingham, Australia
28 May
@just4him I have been given a small gift for him so that will be waiting on his bed too.
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@JudyEv (329100)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 May
I've had it in hotels and motels too. It always makes me feel good and a bit special.
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@paigea (36081)
• Canada
26 May
Sweet.
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@JudyEv (329100)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 May
Glad you like it.
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@LindaOHio (161760)
• United States
25 May
That's really a nice thing to do. How is Vince doing? I keep the two of you in my thoughts and prayers.
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@JudyEv (329100)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 May
Thanks for doing that. We're both struggling with ill husbands. He's going okay really but still in ICU.
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@JudyEv (329100)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 May
@LindaOHio Yes, that's quite a big step forward.
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@LindaOHio (161760)
• United States
26 May
@JudyEv You're welcome. I was glad to hear that Vince was transferred to a regular room!
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@HaruLoid (1485)
• Philippines
26 May
That's very thoughtful. I think that's good idea to do. Unfortunately my partner is not a fan of chocolates so I might have to think something else.
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@JudyEv (329100)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 May
I only put the chocolates there for guests. My husband has Type 2 diabetes and isn't supposed to eat too many chocolates.
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@JudyEv (329100)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 May
@HaruLoid It would be too. Let us know how he reacts. I'm sure he'd love it.
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@HaruLoid (1485)
• Philippines
26 May
@JudyEv I just thought doing it to my partner would be great.
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• China
25 May
Putting a chocolate on guest's pillow Shows tender loving care ! Hope Vince will soon be discharged from hospital !
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@JudyEv (329100)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 May
Thank you. He might get out of ICU today. I'm still waiting to hear but I'm going to visit anyway this afternoon.
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@rebelann (111745)
• El Paso, Texas
25 May
Wow, what a neat thing to do. I've never been anywhere that they would do that and now adays I have no desire to travel.
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@JudyEv (329100)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 May
They do it in hotels and motels sometimes. It's a nice gesture.
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@RebeccasFarm (87102)
• United States
25 May
You are such a perfect host.
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@JudyEv (329100)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 May
Thanks. I'm glad you think so. It's only a small thing really but it makes people feel a bit special.
@wolfgirl569 (98011)
• Marion, Ohio
25 May
That is sweet. Hope he is home soon
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@JudyEv (329100)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 May
Thanks. I'm guessing another week. Thank Heaven for private health cover.
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@Shiva49 (26289)
• Singapore
25 May
Little thoughts matter and leave an indelible impression. The whole setup looks so welcoming.
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@JudyEv (329100)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 May
The bed is one of those where you can raise the head and/or the foot. He has to sleep on his back for a while so he'll be more comfortable with the head of the bed raised up a little.
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@dgobucks226 (34664)
25 May
Chocolates, thoughtful and a nice touch!
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@JudyEv (329100)
• Rockingham, Australia
26 May
Thanks. Guests seem to appreciate them.
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