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Food gifts and sympathy

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Food gifts and sympathy

blkery | Sep 5, 2009 08:01 AM

A family friend was diagnosed with cancer this week. He and I never knew each other well, but I feel like I need to do something beyond a card and think flowers are too funerary. I'm tempted to bake a pie or something, but unless someone has requested help for their household that way (ie, cooking meals so they don't have to, which I do for another cancer victim), it feels somehow inappropriate for me to offer food when he's going through something more significant ("Sure, cancer is horrible, but pie will make it all better, right?"). Do you give food gifts out of sympathy?

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