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Old 06-12-2019, 01:28 PM
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My dear friend and colleague is retiring after 35 years teaching high school biology at the same school. She and I worked together most of that time (till I retired...and even then, I often subbed for her).

I wanted to find something really specialósomething useful that will last for years and make her remember me and all our years together. I was at her wedding and her husbandís funeral, and she was at my husbandís funeral too. We rejoiced at the birth of our children. My daughter babysat her kids. She babysat mine, before she had kids of her own. So many joys and sorrows!

Hereís what I found. Itís just a little dish, for keys and change, or maybe candy or nuts. It is carved from sea floor rock uplifted in the Himalayas. There is an ammonite fossil in the middle, and various smaller fossils throughout the rock.


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Old 06-12-2019, 01:36 PM
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That's beautiful! I'm sure she will love it!
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Old 06-12-2019, 01:43 PM
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That is beautiful, she will have a great, fond memory of your friendship.
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Old 06-12-2019, 02:08 PM
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So nice! I like how you were able to select such a meaningful gift.
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Old 06-12-2019, 02:11 PM
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Itís absolutely perfect!!


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Old 06-12-2019, 02:14 PM
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Very unique and practical gift!
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Old 06-12-2019, 02:26 PM
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What a wonderful gift for anyone, but especially someone sciency.
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Old 06-12-2019, 02:52 PM
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I love the connection and uniqueness of the beautiful piece you chose for her! How truly thoughtful this gift is!
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Old 06-12-2019, 02:56 PM
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That is a very beautiful and unique gift and I am sure she will love it
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Old 06-12-2019, 03:34 PM
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So much better than a Starbucks gift card!


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Old 06-12-2019, 05:23 PM
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The little catch all dish is absolutely stunning! Perfect gift for a biology teacher, too! She will love it.
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Old 06-12-2019, 05:36 PM
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It is perfect.
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Love it!
Old 06-12-2019, 05:38 PM
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So beautiful! And perfect for a teacher who loves science. I bet she loves it!
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Old 06-12-2019, 05:55 PM
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What a thoughtful, beautiful, and kind gift! I'm sure she will love it!
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Old 06-12-2019, 06:28 PM
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Very cool gift for a science teacher!!
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