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Date: 8/28/13 2:37 PM

We found out today the owner of my company and my boss even though he's mostly retired has cancer. He's in his mid 70's and as some of you know we've had our times disagreeing, however I wouldn't wish this on anyone. So immediately went there oh I should make him a quilt. I have mixed feelings about this. Even though I've worked for the company 7 years this past June. We aren't exactly close.However I do think he considers his employees here as part of his family. So I'm kinda of undecided about the quilt. This is the exact same timing as my sis and time of year. He's in the hospital right now recovering from his second chemo treatment. I have a lot of stuff going on in my life right now. I could whip up a flannel lap quilt in a few days I have lots of flannel. I remember my sis use to complain of being cold when she was getting chemo.
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Date: 8/28/13 3:03 PM


I always just follow my heart.. Problem is I am bighearted.. but I see no reason why you shouldn't if you would enjoy presenting him with it.. I am sure he will get use out of it .. and I bet no one else has thought of this in his family etc if they do not sew.

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Date: 8/28/13 3:40 PM

I saw lots of chemo patients when I took my dad and I can tell you a flannel lap quilt would be warm and generous gesture. He'll probably really appreciate it.

There's something about having things around that show the support of others that helps a lot. The ones who were there alone really broke my heart.

There's also plenty of smiles and encouragement there; I don't mean to paint the chemo treatment centers too darkly.

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Date: 8/28/13 3:41 PM

My hubbie has been in remission for a nice long time now but he sure enjoyed the lap sized afghan my sister made for him. Most often, being still helped him with nausea and headaches during the day and a half after treatment that was the worst period for him. (All different for everyone.). The afghan sure helped him cozy in. He's fine now and I have taken it over. :)

Most of us would do whatever we could to help a stranger or a stray animal feel better. If you are moved to convey your concern to anyone and to offer them any little bit of comfort, why not? I have gifted bosses, and others, who have all the money in the world to buy whatever. They have always been moved to know that someone cared enough to make something or to pick out that one little special something to help make their day more pleasant.

A small lap quilt would be perfect for keeping warm, folding into a pillow, balling up against an upset stomach, using as a head rest on the long drive home after treatment... It is a wonderful idea.

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Date: 8/28/13 4:15 PM

Cancer sucks Wolf, and I am sure a flannel quilt made by you would be much appreciated.

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Date: 8/28/13 4:40 PM

Do it. You will never regret doing it, but will regret not doing it. Flannel would be most welcome during this time.

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Date: 8/28/13 4:48 PM

Lovely idea, and I agree, the only thing you would regret is NOT making a quilt.

I am not at all surprised that you thought of doing this.

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Date: 8/28/13 5:07 PM

I think making his a quilt is a wonderful idea.

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Date: 8/28/13 5:58 PM

I am another one who thinks making a flannel quilt is a great idea. I am sure he will appreciate it.

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Date: 8/28/13 6:20 PM

There is never a time for news such as this, I am sorry to hear it. About the quilt, you should do what would make you feel best. If you could make one quickly and you would feel good about it, then you could do that. If you didn't make one, and you would beat yourself up later, then maybe you should.

If, however, you would feel that it was too much, or wouldn't be appreciated, then you shouldn't do it.

Whatever seems best to you will be the best thing to do.

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