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Who's not Having Christmas Dinner this year? Financially Strapped.

 
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What,no chestnuts, no stuffing, no pie? Not even parsley sprig to break up the monochromatic monotony of the outside bleak meh-niss? turkey 2lbs beige, potatos 24oz beige, gravy 24oz beige, green beans canned 24oz shade of old mold.
Apportioned by a loud stomping industrial processer.
Not even a candle to light the darkness nor red hollyberry.

Whatever you do, do not kill yourself. :{

This is indeed heartbreak & depression season as spaketh Firesign Theater.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16213681


I was going to originally going to offer a 5 year old fruit cake. Still looks good. ;-)
 Quoting: PokerFace


I can't help myself. Fruitcake is even more depressing.
Post-apocolyptic fare sliced thin with the lid of green bean can.

I apologize for my demon. .
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16213681


I'm trying to read between the lines here. If you are in need, you are noted. I looked up the theatre.
 Quoting: PokerFace


Hey OP you can get the same exact meal plus fresh rolls at the local grocers for about $40 and it's excellent.

Just saying for those of us who can't afford to match your offer here, you can still find a local charity or even just send a meal to a local family you know may need help.

God bless you for your generous offer OP.

May many follow your lead.

Merry Christmas.
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OP, anybody and their half brother can get food stamps. And there's food pantries,too. You might be poor, but there's zero reason to starve.
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For the most part your are right. But there are a lot of proud people out there that won't ask for help. It's very anonymous here.

Also, I didn't want to send a grubby Christmas meal. I want to send something that doesn't taste like cardboard and was a little over the top. Something a little more special. I've never had a gourmet Christmas dinner sent to me. Of course I grew up with great cooks in the family. No need.
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I am not sure how charitable you seem as you mock Christians. This is not kind nor filled with brotherly or sisterly love as you claim. But more of a boasting act then anything, if you really want to help someone do it with humility, donate to your local salvation army or mustard seed, give to families in need most grocery stores now have the ability to put money down on your bill payment to pay for food and dinners for families in need, go out and volunteer at your local soup kitchen, invite someone over to your home that has nowhere else to go.

By the time you help someone here you could have helped many, even world vision help the children that have nothing and are cold and hungry. It's the good will of your heart, you don't need to boost about it, just go out and do it. God bless.
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What gives you the right to judge and criticize the way OP has chosen to help out this holiday season???? Is this a response Christ would give?
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OP, anybody and their half brother can get food stamps. And there's food pantries,too. You might be poor, but there's zero reason to starve.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 10749884


This is a calloused and untrue statement.

There are those who get caught in the middle, make too much to qualify for assistance, but not enough to truly support themselves. If they are living paycheck to paycheck, food and presents become last on the list, because money is going to bills, and gas to get to work.
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I am not sure how charitable you seem as you mock Christians. This is not kind nor filled with brotherly or sisterly love as you claim. But more of a boasting act then anything, if you really want to help someone do it with humility, donate to your local salvation army or mustard seed, give to families in need most grocery stores now have the ability to put money down on your bill payment to pay for food and dinners for families in need, go out and volunteer at your local soup kitchen, invite someone over to your home that has nowhere else to go.

By the time you help someone here you could have helped many, even world vision help the children that have nothing and are cold and hungry. It's the good will of your heart, you don't need to boost about it, just go out and do it. God bless.
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Are you serious? How do you know pokerface isn't doing that already for one thing????

I don't see any boasting going on, just a kind gesture.
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I am not sure how charitable you seem as you mock Christians. This is not kind nor filled with brotherly or sisterly love as you claim. But more of a boasting act then anything, if you really want to help someone do it with humility, donate to your local salvation army or mustard seed, give to families in need most grocery stores now have the ability to put money down on your bill payment to pay for food and dinners for families in need, go out and volunteer at your local soup kitchen, invite someone over to your home that has nowhere else to go.

By the time you help someone here you could have helped many, even world vision help the children that have nothing and are cold and hungry. It's the good will of your heart, you don't need to boost about it, just go out and do it. God bless.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2595311


I gave away three cars last year. One person on this site to a dad that desperately needed it. Not to mention all my other smaller charitable donations to the likes of the Salvation Army and several food drives. Not that I owe you any explanation.

Of course, you are showing your bad side of Christianity. I expected one of you with a long nose to come looking down.

It is what it is. What is it you are doing for one of our GLP members? The Grinch will steal Christmas any time he see's an opening.

Good luck to you. Sounds like you need it. Judge not lest ye be judged.
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You seem like a nice man, sorry for the ac Christian above, I didn't sense you were mocking anyone. ac Christian, your the type that makes people not like Christians and leave the church. I'm embarrassed your Canadian.
Really?really?
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I am not sure how charitable you seem as you mock Christians. This is not kind nor filled with brotherly or sisterly love as you claim. But more of a boasting act then anything, if you really want to help someone do it with humility, donate to your local salvation army or mustard seed, give to families in need most grocery stores now have the ability to put money down on your bill payment to pay for food and dinners for families in need, go out and volunteer at your local soup kitchen, invite someone over to your home that has nowhere else to go.

By the time you help someone here you could have helped many, even world vision help the children that have nothing and are cold and hungry. It's the good will of your heart, you don't need to boost about it, just go out and do it. God bless.
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What gives you the right to judge and criticize the way OP has chosen to help out this holiday season???? Is this a response Christ would give?
 Quoting: Goldi 8755634


It's a typical Christard response... Heartless, cruel and meant to belittle.

Can'T wait for ALL religions to be baned from existence.
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That is very thoughtful of you. We always provide food baskets every year. Our schools here have food and clothes runs twice a year also and I think it is a valuable lesson for children to learn.

I remember very clearly my father leaving us and literally taking everything and not supporting us. I was so grateful for the friends we had who gave us clothing that fit, things for our home and putting food in our cupboards until my mom was able to start all over.

I will always try to pay it forward if I am able to.
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I am a Chrisitian and I donate monthly to charity, I donated several Thanksgiving dinners this year, several toys to charity in addition to being a foster parent...and I am offended by your put your money where your mouth is to Chrtisian comment.

Oh and I adopted an addicted black baby...what else do you do???!!!!
 Quoting: kaz

I think he was talking to the armchair Christians out there, not to you who seems to be very giving.
Really?really?
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I am not sure how charitable you seem as you mock Christians. This is not kind nor filled with brotherly or sisterly love as you claim. But more of a boasting act then anything, if you really want to help someone do it with humility, donate to your local salvation army or mustard seed, give to families in need most grocery stores now have the ability to put money down on your bill payment to pay for food and dinners for families in need, go out and volunteer at your local soup kitchen, invite someone over to your home that has nowhere else to go.

By the time you help someone here you could have helped many, even world vision help the children that have nothing and are cold and hungry. It's the good will of your heart, you don't need to boost about it, just go out and do it. God bless.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 2595311


What gives you the right to judge and criticize the way OP has chosen to help out this holiday season???? Is this a response Christ would give?
 Quoting: Goldi 8755634


It's a typical Christard response... Heartless, cruel and meant to belittle.

Can'T wait for ALL religions to be baned from existence.
 Quoting: AxE


I don't think it's as much of a religious problem as it is a foot in mouth syndrome.
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No good deed goes unpunished I guess. I can handle it though.
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We're having lutefisk.

Google that
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My Swedish grandma used to serve that.
 Quoting: Carol B.


I had a Swedish grandma too and she used to make me eat all manner of horrible stuff LOL
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Heraclitus
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My spouse's pay was cut (every employee had to take a cut or no job), I haven't found a job, and I have two ravenous teenagers to feed. I'm about to go to a payday advance place today to cover our expenses for the next 13 days, so that's only about $255 and very little left over for Christmas.

At least we have each other. A lot of people are alone and they need help much more than we do.
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OP i believe your act of kindness is beautiful. It not only is gracious, but it inspires others who are having a nice Christmas to think of others in need, whether they be religious or not.
We haven't had Christmas since 2010. Things haven't been financially stable enough for us to eek out that little extra it costs to have a big dinner and gifts, however, we haven't let that turn us into scrooges. We'll just have another wonderful day surrounded by a loving family and be thankful that others still have the money to do Christmas, and we have enough money to pay our bills. Besides, Christmas isn't about all the trappings, it's about being together and showing love for your fellow man... an act that can be performed daily, no special occasion needed.
I sincerely hope that whomever the recipient is, they will enjoy it and take time out of their day to think about others all over the world that are in much worse shape than themselves. I don't have much, but my joy and compassion are abundant. A very happy holiday to each and every one that reads this thread, have a beautiful holiday surrounded by good friends and family.
hf
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This is a nice thing you are doing.

We are financially in a hole due to lack of work. Luckily, we have somewhere to go to for dinner.

Hoping 2013 will be a little better.

I just wish our bankruptcy would have went better. We are left with a 10K bill to pay from that one. This will take us a long time to pay off. I keep thinking I could have used some of that money to train for a job that pays well. If things would have went differently with the bankruptcy, I would have been able to afford to get training. Unfortunately, not the case.

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This is cool OP! Special "huzzahs" for you!
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What,no chestnuts, no stuffing, no pie? Not even parsley sprig to break up the monochromatic monotony of the outside bleak meh-niss? turkey 2lbs beige, potatos 24oz beige, gravy 24oz beige, green beans canned 24oz shade of old mold.
Apportioned by a loud stomping industrial processer.
Not even a candle to light the darkness nor red hollyberry.

Whatever you do, do not kill yourself. :{

This is indeed heartbreak & depression season as spaketh Firesign Theater.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 16213681


I was going to originally going to offer a 5 year old fruit cake. Still looks good. ;-)
 Quoting: PokerFace


LOL. Yeah..I think the fruitcakes have been proven to outlast a Twinkie.
 Quoting: ParallaxPam


We have a 20 yr old fruitcake we keep passing around the family at holiday time every year.

The joke never gets old and it's always fun to see who ends up with it on Christmas Day, lol.

hf

It still looks like it's edible.
 Quoting: Madame X


That's hilarious!! 20 years wow..sounds like Christmas is a fun time at your family's house.

Bless you OP.
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That is very thoughtful of you. We always provide food baskets every year. Our schools here have food and clothes runs twice a year also and I think it is a valuable lesson for children to learn.

I remember very clearly my father leaving us and literally taking everything and not supporting us. I was so grateful for the friends we had who gave us clothing that fit, things for our home and putting food in our cupboards until my mom was able to start all over.

I will always try to pay it forward if I am able to.
 Quoting: CrazyMama73


It's people like you that know how to appreciate the small things in life that are big in others. Glad you are keeping it real.
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I am a Chrisitian and I donate monthly to charity, I donated several Thanksgiving dinners this year, several toys to charity in addition to being a foster parent...and I am offended by your put your money where your mouth is to Chrtisian comment.

Oh and I adopted an addicted black baby...what else do you do???!!!!
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Trying to start a pissing match? Very noble of you.
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I am making dinner, it wont be a big dinner but that's fine with me, it's just me and my son and I am just happy to be with him this year.

I just wanted to say how very nice it is of you to do this for someone. I am sure a nice family will have a very merry Christmas due to your generosity. If I could help out I would, maybe next year. Maybe it could be a GLP tradition.

hf
 Quoting: geminilion


Thank you. A tradition would be great. If only we could get more people on board. I realize how many people are too proud to speak up for themselves. Just maybe, I'll enhance the holiday for a person or two.
 Quoting: PokerFace


I am sure that this time next year things will be better for me and you can put me on the list to help.
..."The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think, and what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny ... it is the light that guides your way."
Heraclitus
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My spouse's pay was cut (every employee had to take a cut or no job), I haven't found a job, and I have two ravenous teenagers to feed. I'm about to go to a payday advance place today to cover our expenses for the next 13 days, so that's only about $255 and very little left over for Christmas.

At least we have each other. A lot of people are alone and they need help much more than we do.
 Quoting: Susanna


Those pay day advance are a damned if you do, damned if you don't merry go round. Been there. We do what we have to. You are noted if you need.
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My spouse's pay was cut (every employee had to take a cut or no job), I haven't found a job, and I have two ravenous teenagers to feed. I'm about to go to a payday advance place today to cover our expenses for the next 13 days, so that's only about $255 and very little left over for Christmas.

At least we have each other. A lot of people are alone and they need help much more than we do.
 Quoting: Susanna


Those pay day advance are a damned if you do, damned if you don't merry go round. Been there. We do what we have to. You are noted if you need.
 Quoting: PokerFace


Yes, I've been trying to avoid it, but I need to go today. It could be worse, of course.
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OP i believe your act of kindness is beautiful. It not only is gracious, but it inspires others who are having a nice Christmas to think of others in need, whether they be religious or not.
We haven't had Christmas since 2010. Things haven't been financially stable enough for us to eek out that little extra it costs to have a big dinner and gifts, however, we haven't let that turn us into scrooges. We'll just have another wonderful day surrounded by a loving family and be thankful that others still have the money to do Christmas, and we have enough money to pay our bills. Besides, Christmas isn't about all the trappings, it's about being together and showing love for your fellow man... an act that can be performed daily, no special occasion needed.
I sincerely hope that whomever the recipient is, they will enjoy it and take time out of their day to think about others all over the world that are in much worse shape than themselves. I don't have much, but my joy and compassion are abundant. A very happy holiday to each and every one that reads this thread, have a beautiful holiday surrounded by good friends and family.
hf
 Quoting: pseudocide_blonde


That was a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing and knowing what family really is all about. You have a big heart.
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very kind of you, OPhf
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Very nice thing you're doing OP, may karma give you good stuff.
"Give me control over a nations money and I care not who makes it's laws."
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This is a nice thing you are doing.

We are financially in a hole due to lack of work. Luckily, we have somewhere to go to for dinner.

Hoping 2013 will be a little better.

I just wish our bankruptcy would have went better. We are left with a 10K bill to pay from that one. This will take us a long time to pay off. I keep thinking I could have used some of that money to train for a job that pays well. If things would have went differently with the bankruptcy, I would have been able to afford to get training. Unfortunately, not the case.
 Quoting: Pa resident1


Hindsight is 20/20. Glad to hear you have your holiday lined up. BK is a nightmare, but at least your getting somewhat of a new start. So good to hear you have somewhere to go. Thank you.
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I am making dinner, it wont be a big dinner but that's fine with me, it's just me and my son and I am just happy to be with him this year.

I just wanted to say how very nice it is of you to do this for someone. I am sure a nice family will have a very merry Christmas due to your generosity. If I could help out I would, maybe next year. Maybe it could be a GLP tradition.

hf
 Quoting: geminilion


Thank you. A tradition would be great. If only we could get more people on board. I realize how many people are too proud to speak up for themselves. Just maybe, I'll enhance the holiday for a person or two.
 Quoting: PokerFace


I am sure that this time next year things will be better for me and you can put me on the list to help.
 Quoting: geminilion


You got it!
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In light of my abject poverty, my friend will be providing my Christmas dinner for me this year.

He's been a good friend for about six years, and I really appreciate the sacrifice he's undertaking for me. I'll miss him, though...

Thanks, boris..

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Something I have wanted to do, but just haven't mustered up the courage to do, is invite a homeless person over for Christmas dinner. When my mother was a little girl, her father every year would bring someone to their home to have a Christmas dinner with them. He would say to her " it is just another potato in the pot for us, but a warm meal and place to stay for them".

My mother said even though she was very scared at first seeing these strangers, they always brought wonderful stories to the table and one man showed magic tricks. Now if I can muster the courage and convince my husband that it is a good idea, I will try it.
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Nice pokerface OP.

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