They sent a rude letter about our presents

Dear Amy: My kids are now in their 40s and have children of their own.

Amy Dickinson

In the past, I’ve enjoyed selecting “just the right gift” for each grandchild and mailing it. I liked to visualize delight in the child’s eyes receiving a wrapped gift in the mail from their grandparents.

On occasion, we’ll get a thank you note back, but more often than not — nothing.

Before Christmas last year, we receiving a formal letter typed on my son’s business letterhead telling us that their child “doesn’t need any more of your toys and clothes.” This letter demanded instead that we send money directly to the child’s new bank account. Deposit slips were enclosed.

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