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Well I was almost done with a reply and my computer blinked. I have no idea what happend to the reply I was preparing. So if this is a repeat, Sorry.

nycek:

I think you are on the right track. I liked OldToad's idea. Any thing you can do to make the gift more tangible and meaningful to the grandkids will help make them more appreciative when they get the gift. I don't think 9 and 11 year olds will get too excited about grand pa's gift of stock. When they are older and need the money for a major purchase they will be very appreciative. But until then I would do what ever possible to build their interest.

I was going to suggest that along with the stock, you give them a more tangible gift.

Chuck O'Neil
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