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Sunday Dinner Pledge

Last revised: May 5, 2015

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  1. July 31, 2015 at 1:44 pm | Posted by Helen Dutton

    We have been doing this for a year and a half. Love it.


  2. July 30, 2015 at 10:34 am | Posted by Terri Bowden

    Family is priceless! We lost my Dad a year and a half ago and my Mom was lost without him. We live close now, and my husband is an excellent cook. We try to have Mom over for dinner at our house twice during the week and once on the weekend. Sometimes I take food to her house and eat with her there or we go out. Luckily I have siblings who also spend time and eat meals with Mom. As it has been said by others, no one knows how long we will be on this earth, so we should make the most of every day with those we love.


  3. July 30, 2015 at 10:08 am | Posted by John Rey

    We visit our children and their family weekly for meals and socializing. We are fortunate to have children and grandchildren living in our city. We enjoy the grandkids school activities/performances. It's good to be an active part of their lives and have them in ours.


  4. July 25, 2015 at 2:30 pm | Posted by Letty Reiman

    My husband are both 71 years old. We both have lost our parents. His Children live away, but mine live very close to us. We never get a call from them unless they need me for something. I don't mind because I would do anything for them and my family, but we feel alone. I don't have dinner for them because my one Son does not get along with his Sister. We are never invited to their places for anything. I do go for my Grandchildrens Birthday. It is a shame because my husband and I both have had different types of cancer. Sure isn't like the days when I spent every Sunday with my parents. Where have these days gone?


    • July 25, 2015 at 6:33 pm | Posted by Cat Koehler

      I'm so sorry to hear this, Letty! Perhaps you could plan a dinner and invite them all. If they call and need something, let them know you can discuss it over dinner on Sunday.


    • January 4, 2021 at 11:43 am | Posted by LETICIA D'AMORE

      You might consider reaching outside of your family. There are Senior networks and local churches that bring seniors together and check on home bound seniors. Unfortunately, it takes time for our family members to understand the fragility of life but hope for you and your adult children that they will find their way back to your family. I care for my elder 90 year old mother and am a social worker and see this sort of thing everyday with my own patients. Good that you and your husband have each other and can still enjoy life and nature, go for drives if possible. Attitude is everything! You are still in control of that and a positive mind and spirit. Get involved in your community, food banks are primarily elder volunteers who form their own networks. Sending lots of good wishes for 2021!


  5. July 24, 2015 at 8:42 am | Posted by Janice Hutchens

    Around Christmas 2014, I had been praying for my family, that we would be closer, caring, and spend time together. I decided to begin having my kids and grandkids for supper on Monday night; all they had to do was come and sit around my table together. What a tremendous blessing these times have been. Have had guests some times; the boys, 51 and 31, usually clear things away, with help from my daughter-in-love, and we most of the time end up out on the back porch, just talking and listening and laughing and sharing. Precious moments indeed.


  6. July 23, 2015 at 10:40 am | Posted by Amy

    We try to have my mom over for dinner every Sunday evening. My husband enjoys cooking a special meal & our teenage daughters look froward to it. We often stay at the table to play a game or she & I take a walk. She's the only grandparent my girls have left so it's important to keep in touch.


  7. July 14, 2015 at 8:54 pm | Posted by Greg Mira

    I will take the pledge.


  8. July 13, 2015 at 7:56 pm | Posted by Melisa Hoyl

    I pledge to have Saturday dinner with my parents at least once a month! Great idea!


  9. July 12, 2015 at 6:18 pm | Posted by Gina Mandus

    Have my mom over twice a month every other weekend.


  10. July 10, 2015 at 10:59 pm | Posted by Mary Ledbetter

    Great site


  11. July 9, 2015 at 6:22 pm | Posted by Skeet Best

    Our family values the Sunday dinners at mom and dad's home. We never know when someone's last breathe will be. We are so grateful that we are here and able to get together. Two of us have been diagnosed with terminal cancer. One of us is a four year survivor and the other over 15 years. We are thankful that the sun is shining, rain is falling, snow is laying on the ground and the world is still turning. Be blessed and remember to "pay it forward." Never take a meal for granted because good or not, it's shared with those we love and are still here to share it with.


  12. July 9, 2015 at 12:19 am | Posted by carol batiste

    I have dinner with my mom everyday. She has Alzheimer disease and i have no one to help but i now have relationship with her surpass everything


  13. July 7, 2015 at 1:41 pm | Posted by Joanne Anderson

    I heard about this on the TV program "Golden Opportunities" on Sunday mornings at 11:30 am, on Ch 3. It is a very nice idea. I will make lunch on Sundays for my family. This is a nice website, which I also heard about on TV.


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