Yesterday, my mom completed the sale of the house I grew up in. Mom lived there for 47 years, and I lived there until I got married at age 30. It was absolutely the right move. Mom turns 80 in October, and a 4 bedroom Colonial with an attic and a basement, with a lawn to water and snow to deal with, was simply too much. She found a wonderful Garden Apartment about a mile away and is happy as a clam. She was generous enough to write each of her kids a check for $1,000. Silly as it seems, I was upset last night-- many of my memories of my late dad are in that house. Anyway, the bulk of the money mom gave me is going into our savings account--we're really trying to build it up. But I would like to get a little memento of some sort, I don't know what. I was thinking maybe a Lenox Christmas ornament or... I don't know. I'm not sure exactly what it is I want to commemorate or signify, I just know that this wasn't just another birthday or Christmas gift. It was something more important to me. Can anyone figure out what I mean and offer a suggestion?