How do I hold my friend's hand from across the country
August 16, 2011 7:20 AM Subscribe
One half of a couple I consider good friends (I was in a band with both of them and deeply fond of them) passed away unexpectedly and tragically this past weekend. I'm on the opposite coast of the US so I can't be there in person. I want to send something to his now-widowed wife, but flowers seems so useless - any care package ideas?
posted by pazazygeek to Human Relations (14 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
If I was on the west coast I'd bring her lots of freezeable food and come by just to hug her and hold her hand, but I can't do that. I know that food is a big, important thing to get for people in this situation - also I am thinking I can easily put something in my calendar to send her something later, down the line, when all of the kerfuffle has died down. But what? Gift certificates to take-out places in her area? I can't think of much else. I turn to you, the gentle and wise mefites, to help me think of some ideas.