Q: What gift would you like to receive? To give?

QUESTION OF THE MONTH • BY JULIE WIATT

Here are some answers to the question of the month.
Leave your answer below.

Jim Dougherty (with Seneca): “What I’d like to give is peace and calm to my grandchildren and my children, and knowledge and wisdom. What I’d like to receive is: I’d like to see them succeed at that.”

Ed Levy: “In both cases, travel with my wife. And we’re planning to take a trip next year to places we haven’t been.

William Laster: “Happiness.”   Asherah Wilowe: “Love.”   James Ross: “Peace.”

 Eli Ripken: “I’d like to give Legos and I’d like to get Legos. Another thing I want is a great new year.”

Lisa Ripken: “Of all the things I have here, I’d give the gift of love and time. I’d like to get the same — joy, time, fun, laughter, love. At the final hour on Christmas Eve, I get together my donations for Children’s Hospital. It’s a pleasurable thing for me. It’s when I feel the most peace.”

Qadeera Adhyaya: “What would I like to get? Nothing physical . . . connecting with community. What I’d like to give is compassion.”

Hannah Dougherty:“I’m hoping to not get anything because we just bought a new house. Well, maybe I’d like a new kitchen. A gift I’ll enjoy giving is we’re making baked goods for the crossing guards.”

Caio Dougherty:“A train. A real train. A Wabash Cannonball. And I’d give Santa a hug.”


 What would you like to give and receive? Leave your answer below.

About the Author

Julie Wiatt
Julie Wiatt moved to Takoma Park with husband “Coach G” Weinstein and son Zak during cicada season May 1987. They (Julie, G and Zak, not the cicadas) were part of a migratory pattern from an Adams Morgan group house. Before coming to this area she was a wanderer, taking photos in St Croix, working on a community newspaper in East Boston, tracking bats in Panama, studying biology and art in New York City. Julie loves the Voice, considering it a wonderful way to know and celebrate Takoma Park and Silver Spring.

1 Comment on "Q: What gift would you like to receive? To give?"

  1. After all the misery Pepco has caused me, I’d like them to be smacked with a million dollar fine.
    What’s that???!!!
    Thank you Santa, and thank you PSC, you are the greatest!

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