cue the twilight zone music
April 28, 2007
Tonight I am working on the raffle. I hope to have it all typed up by tomorrow.
I printed all the comments out from the giving post. Then, with the help of my children, cut the paper up into 350 individual strips of paper. I used my 2 yr old son’s safety scissors, because the all real scissors seem to have walked away from the house.
Then we folded all those individual strips of paper and put them into a big stock pot.
The children all took turns drawing.
I put the strips of paper they drew into a pile.
(I promise this story is going somewhere…)
I straightened up the pile and smoothed it out. I flipped them upside down and wrote the prizes on the back in the order I had posted them.
(Here is where the story gets good…)
Several days ago I received an email from Heather’s father. It was incredibly touching. In the email he wrote how meaningful one of the photos (link to photo here) that was taken by stacy, jurgen nation, was to him and his family. Stacy had said that to her the photo signified strength in the face of the unknown. I have been meaning to call stacy this week and let her know. And knowing her as I do I knew that she would want to send them a print. But I didn’t have stacy’s phone number. (Uh, hello stacy I lost your new, new, old, new number. Call me, love.) And somehow I never got around to emailing her because I am a very bad emailer. Very bad. People who know me know that it is nothing personal if I don’t email them back for days, weeks, or ever.
(Back to the story at hand…)
So tonight I am going through the papers and typing out who won what from whom, and once again marveling at the generosity that people have shown. Wishing I knew how to type. When I see that Heather’s comment is one of the ones that was chosen by my children.
I flip it over and see that she won the print from Stacy.
Yeah. Cue the music.
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