Tuesday, September 9, 2008

TA-DA!! The Winner Is...

I finally got all the names into a box, yesterday, and had Eileen reach in, stir the contents and pull out a slip of paper with the name of the winner of the Chicken Soup for the Soul, book.

As she pulled out the slip of paper she looked at me and said, "This doesn't have a name on it."

"Of course, it does. I wrote names on all the slips," said I, reaching for the slip of paper.

"No, this just says Ancient One, but it doesn't have a name."

"Well, Ancient One is a name. It's the name Ann uses on her blog. Some people use different handles, instead of their real names," I explained.

Eileen is not into computers.

"How come you don't use a handle?" she asked.

"I don't know. I just never thought of using one. I wouldn't know what to use. Let's just forget about it."

"Well, you could call yourself, Hungarian Paprikash," Eileen continued.

"I could, but I won't," I said, grabbing the slip of paper from her hand, and ending the discussion. She may be my best bud, but she can be annoying at times. :-)

So, this was a long way of getting to the point: Congratulations Ancient One , you are the winner of the Chicken Soup book. I hope you enjoy it. Please email me your postal address, and it will be on the way to you.

I do wish I had more copies of this book, so everyone could receive one. You are all such wonderful blogging friends. Thank you for that.

Have a wonderful week!

20 comments:

Brenda said...

Congratulations to Ann!! I think Eileen was cute when she suggested your handle name! I kinda liked it. Ha
Hugs,
Brenda

ancient one said...

How happy can someone be early in the morning... very happy!!!

Thank you so much Renie. The first story I read from it will be yours. And I will be so happy to think that I know this writer... Yay...

I didn't see your email address.. (I might have overlooked it)...

So I am posting my email address and when you use that I can reply with my mailing adress...

afirstof7@aol.com

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Good morning, congratulations to Ann, I went to her blog and congratulated her.

We got almost 3 inches of rain between around 1am and 6am, which was nice, we needed it. Have a good week.

hippochick said...

Congratulations Ann!! Happy reading. Is Eileen Hungarian too? She sounds like my friend Nadine who passed away many years ago.

~hippo hugs~
Pam

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Brenda,

Yes, Eileen was cute. Not! LOL.

Ann I emailed you but haven't heard back yet.

Patty, I'm glad you got some rain.

Pam, Eileen is a New York born (Well, Rockaway Beach, NY) Irish lass. Always full of spunk. Her Irish spunk and my Hungarian spunk clash occassionally. lol. Just kidding!

Have a great day everyone!

Mike Golch said...

congrats to ann.

deborah wilson said...

Congrats to Ann!

haha, Hungarian Paprikash...
(or I think haha)

...what is paprikash?...

...:)

Renie Burghardt said...

Haha, is right, Deborah, Hungarian Paprikash is a sort of chicken stew and the main flavoring in it is Hungarian paprika! :-)

Susie said...

Hi Renie,
Congratulation to Ann on winning your Chicken Soup Book. I know she'll enjoy it.
xo

Gramma Ann said...

Congratulations to "Ancient One" a.k.a. Ann. Enjoy the book...

I like the handle Eileen gave you too...;)) Now we're all getting on your nerves. Hahahaha...

Have a wonderful fun evening..

Ann a.k.a. gramma ann...

Linda said...

Congratulations to Ancient One on winning your book! I bet you and Eileen have the best of times!!

Enjoy your week!!

Jmkdreak said...

funny about eileen, not annoying!
you need to be patient with a non blogger = ).
Congrat's to Ann!

xox

hope i can find the book!

Leann said...

Hi friend Iam back.I left two posts on my two blogs to let everyone know I didnt die.

its late so this will be short.its 2:o2am and I have to et to sleep.
God bless you.

Tammy said...

Congratulations to Ann or Ancient One who won the Chicken Soup Book...just get prepared to cry...you need to go ahead and buy some kleenex and keep plenty in stock...they are a great series of books.

Glad to be back...I haven't forgotten about sending you the pictures....I was just getting some lessons on how to put them into a zipper folder and send them...I tried to send them awhile back and they never would go through, it was taking them so long of our trip to Hungary....a friend showed me how to make them into smaller pixels (I guess that is what you call it) and then put them in a zipper folder and then send them...as soon as I can get them right, I will send them on...I promise.

Tammy

Sue said...

I must go over and congratulate Ann (Ancient One). This was a very nice thing to do and celebrate. Isnt it amazing how blogging has opened up our world. we find so many people with our same hopes, dreams, aspirations, and issues. What a mighty God we serve.

JennyLu said...

Congrats to Ancient One (Ann).

Renie - I think we all have friends liek the one that helped you!
hugs
Jenn

The W.O.W. factor said...

Congrats to Ancient One! And Renie, Eileen sounds like she is a great friend and tons of fun. I kinda giggled at the name she chose for you...why not is my question?? :)
And precious friends like her are to be treasured...no matter what she wants your name to be *wink*
Barb

Nancy said...

Congrats to Ann for winning the book! I have several of the Chicken Soup books, and they are such good reading!!! Will have to get this one and read your story! You gave the page number one time, but I have forgotten it now. I'll go back and check your older posts.

Nice of you to have such a great giveaway!

(((((( HUGS ))))))

Tina Coruth said...

Congratulations to Ancient One!

Renie, your post made me smile!

hugs,
Tina

audrey` said...

Congratulations to Ann =)