Friday, August 15, 2008

And the Winner Is???????

And the winners are???????????"

Should I keep you guessing or tell you now?

Okay, I'm late and I will explain at the end. I kept Al from going to bed so he could pull the winners out of the 2 bowls (antique globes).

The US winner is Mary from Crash N Smash. Congratulations Mary. I hope you enjoy all the goodies. I would love to be there with you, but we can celebrate on line.

There were only 2 out of US entries and Nettie P, Al drew your name, but I don't think you will get yours by Friday. Congratulations and I hope you enjoy all the goodies.
Thank you to all of you who have come and visited and hopefully will join me for coffee and cake next Friday. Mary and Nettie, let me know if you like what you get as I may repeat one for Christmas, but will do way in advance so that you might be able to use some of the things.

Now to explain why I am late getting here and why the packages can't be mailed until Monday, we had very bad news on Monday. My neighbors, Joyce and Floyd just moved last week into a larger house 2 blocks from us and Trevor, their 17 year old son died. He went to Houston to live with his aunt and go to school there and was about to start and joined the football team. He was diving into the pool and hit the bottome. A girl saw it and tried to pull him out, but Trevor was very tall and muscular. Our entire block is in shock. Trevor was always helping everyone and I paid him to help me in my back garden so he could have some "date" money. He was so friendly and both my husband and my friend's husband took it very hard. We cried for hours. Then I had to take time away to help them out by cooking and baking for Joyce's family. If any of you live in Texas, I'm sure you heard about it. I didn't even have time to go and visit my grandson for his birthday yesterday, but then they took him out to eat and we will see him Monday. Thank you Mary and Nettie for understanding. I am not procastinating---just need to wrap up a few things and since Al is a letter carrier, he will bring it to work on Monday and it will go out in the early morning.
Nettie, I have your address from other swaps. Mary, could you e-mail yours to me. I think you have my e-mail or it's here somewhere. This has been a joy for me and has helped me cope with the anniversary of Moms death August 1st. Thanks for joining the giveaway---it's what I do best, according to Al and it doesn't bother him in the least.

After Mary and Nettie recieve their packages, I will post pictures and let you vote to see if you would like me to do a special Holiday one, so I can get started now---ah heck, you know I'm just going to do it anyway. Love and Hugs, Pat


Mary said...

Pat, I am so sorry about your neighbors son. I had not heard about it in the papers. Sending Prayers for family and friends.
Thank You for pulling my name for one of the gifts. My Hubby's birthday is the 26th. His Mother is going to be out of town, so we are celebrating early on Sat. I will eat some chocolate cake for you too :)Maybe two pieces Ha:) Hugs Mary:)
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Nettie said...

Oh my goodness...I won something...thanks for rush you do what you need to do for your friends there in their terrible time of loss...thoughts & prayers are with you all...I can't even hope to imagine how they must feel.

The Urban Chic said...

Mary and Nettie, congratulations and thanks for being so understanding. I too think that I will eat some cake with you on Saturday. Happy Birthday to Hubby. Love and Hugs, Pat

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Congrats to the winners!

Pat, keeping you and your friends in prayer.

Hugs :)


Joyce said...

That is very sad about your friends son....I hated to hear it.
Such tragedy is always so hard to deal with.
Well....I hope your birthday will be GRAND!
I think everyone understands the delays you have had to make. So don't even worry about it.
Have a good Sunday.....
Be blessed,

Knitty said...

Oh Pat, how tragic. T&Ps for Trevor's family.

As for your prizes, I can't wait to see the photos.

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh Pat I am so very very sorry to read about Trevors death.. How awful! You, Trevor and his family are in my prayers..
I just do not know what to say..
The pain of loosing a child is just unbearable..
Hugs ~Mary~