My husband's deceased father's second wife was Dutch. When she died earlier this year, she named DH and her Dutch niece as executors of her will. The news came as a surprise to both. DH and the niece and her husband all met for the first time when they all flew to NJ from their homes in Holland and Georgia. As they tried to sort out all the belongings and affairs of the aunt/step-mother in only one week, the 3 of them became good friends in a "misery loves company" sort of way. It would take FAR too long to go into the scope of the mess. I will say this: Tell your executors that they are your executors and tell them where they can find a list of your banks, sources of income, creditors, etc!!! Also tell them what you want done with YOU. But I digress…..so:
Since then the niece and her husband have sent us a couple of nice packages with all sorts of Dutch candies and baked goods. We would like to put together one for them but they haven't been real helpful in giving us any indications of what they might like. We know that the husband is not really keen on sweets. Larry did give them some Savannah benne wafer cookies while they were over here sorting out things. They like those and we'll send them some more. Being here in Georgia, pralines and sugared and spicey pecans are always an idea....but pralines are definitely sweet! So...any ideas on what we might send? I originally thought maybe I could send some Paula Deen items but she has never heard of Paula Deen and I don't know that they would enjoy the Southern style cooking.
Thoughts and suggestions?