In the June/July issue of MaryJanesFarm, “Blue Moon,” I led you here to my daily journal for a chance to win some special giveaways. Following, you’ll find the winners of all four giveaways. Thank you to all who participated by leaving comments, and stay tuned for more giveaways in each issue of MaryJanesFarm. If you’re not yet a subscriber to MaryJanesFarm, subscribe here for $19.95/year.
The winner of my “All American Clothespins, Blue Moon” giveaway is Yvette, who left this comment in response to “Tell me your favorite memory about hanging laundry on the line.” (519 comments!)
“I absolutely love the fresh smell of clothes and sheets dried on the clothesline! When I was a young child, my “blankie” had to be washed while I was asleep. One time when I woke up without it, I went outside to find it on the line. My father snapped a photo of me standing at the clothesline hanging onto my blanket with thumb in mouth.”
The winner of my “Moo-n Over Main Street, Blue Moon” giveaway is Honey, who left this comment in response to “Tell me if you wrote a children’s book about an animal, what that animal would be.” (42 comments!)
“This is an easy question to answer. My very first dog (which I didn’t get until I was an adult) was a dalmatian. She was a great dog, but unfortunately, ended up having diabetes in her later years. So my book would be titled “Daisy, the Diabetic Dalmatian.” I’d use her story to educate children about diabetes, insulin shots, and how you can still be a happy energetic dog, even with this disease.”
The FIVE winners of my “The Promise Girls, Blue Moon” giveaway are Suzanna Drozd-Kowalski, Lori Morton, Linda Lou Crosby, Mary Lakota, and Joan Booth, who left the following comments in response to “Tell me how long you’ve known your BFF.” (377 comments!)
Suzanna Drozd-Kowalski: “I have know my BFF for 58 years! I was 1 and she was 2 years old when we all first moved to a new housing development. My earliest memories of her were with bandages over her eyes. She was loosing her eyesight slowly. I’ve been her matron of honor at her three weddings, we’ve been through thick and then. We started off in WNY, across the miles of this country. From NJ where she was a professor at Rutgers, to Kentucky, to Alaska, to Wisconsin. Me from Cheektowaga, NY, to Corfu, NY, to Lake Orion, MI. We pick up the phone and talk as if it were yesterday we last talked. I flew 4 or 5 times to Alaska to see her and she’s coming to the lake this summer. She’s now legally blind. Love her like a sister!”
Lori Morton: “I have a BFF that is like my big sister and aunt to my Kiddo’s. We have known each other for almost 40 years. She is Awesome!! My other BFF is definitely my sweet Daughter, and she just turned 40 this year. My BFFs are truly my Heart. Thank you for chance to win this great book too!
Linda Lou Crosby: “My BFF is a wonderful person I have known since 1991 … 26 years. She is creative, fun, and a terrific pal. She hired me to work for her in 1991 and we had many adventures doing communication work, frequently on the edge of the possible, but always accomplished what we needed to do. She makes me smile. Wonder what mischief we shall discover next?”
Mary Lakota: “I have 2 BFFs. All 3 of us have daughters who are great friends who graduated from high school together. Suzanne and I met at church. Her daughter Lori and my daughter Holly were in Sunday School and were confirmed together and Denise and I met when her daughter Heather and Holly were in cheerleading together. Suzanne, Denise, and I try to get together at least once a month. Our daughters talk to each other as often as they can. What’s even nicer is that our husbands became good friends.”
Joan Booth: “My BFF and I have known each other for 35 years. Our husbands were friends. Through thick and thin, we have been there for each other, my divorce, children’s marriages, grandchildren, great grandchildren, vacations, yard sales, hospital stays, moves, concerts, and deaths of our parents. We have cried and laughed til we cried. The memories we have made will last for the rest of our lives. Last year, I moved from the Northeast to the South, and although 1,200 miles separate us, we get together a couple times a year and pick up where we left off. I think we were related in a former life and hope that in a future life, we’ll be right by each other’s side.”
The winner of my “Glamping, Blue Moon” giveaway is Debbe J, who left this comment in response to “Tell me about your glamping plans for this summer.” (102 comments!)
“I’m a glamping newbie. I go camping with a group of women every year by the beach, but this year, I’m going my way. I bought a TeePee tent and am bedazzling it my way. Would love the book for more inspiration. Glamping Game On!”
Thank you to the over 1,000 women who responded with such thoughtful comments! If you’re one of our winners, keep an eye out for an e-mail from the farm.