some kind of happiness is measured out in miles (plasticpepper) wrote in thequestionclub,
some kind of happiness is measured out in miles

TQC, my boyfriend's parents' house burned down today. I only spoke to him briefly, he's supposed to call again soon, so I don't really know the extent of the damage, but he did use the phrase "burned down" on the phone, so at any rate it's quite severe. Everyone is okay, including (as far as I know) all the pets.

Can you guys help me think of anything I could possibly send them? My boyfriend has gone home for a little while, but that's 1500 miles away so I can't exactly help clean anything or send over a casserole or anything like that. But I would like to do something if I can think of anything that sounds good. I think if I do send anything I'll see if I can include a tennis ball for one of the dogs in case he lost his, but so far that's about the only idea I have. All evidence suggests that the family is pretty well off, financially, so while I'm sure there must be a lot of stuff that needs to be replaced, I don't think there's much point in me sending "things" of any sort (if that makes sense), but I'd like to do something, some sort of gesture.

So, what mailable things would you send a family whose house just burned down?
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