Originally Posted by danf_fl
Okay, get him something that creates or complements work is in the same category of getting the wife a new vacuum for her birthday (Honey, the old vacuum is missing spots. Here's a new one.)
Give him something that he could enjoy (maybe not a tie). How about a prepaid vacation? Reunion with some of his old buddies? Pay a lawn service for the weekend?
He can barely walk. It is an effort to get up out of his chair and make it to the bathroom. He is 82 and has steadily declined since his stroke about 6 years ago.
He has a lawn service.
What he would love the most is spending a day with me, I'm sure.