Has some very big news. My little, adorable sister Carole. Okay, she's not so little and adorable anymore...(I mean still very adorable) had some pretty huge news for me when I got home from school, yesterday afternoon. Every year since I can remember we've had to enter a contest called the Junior Duck Stamp Competition. Duck drawing boot camp, I affectionetly loved to call it. Never my favorite past time!! I am so thankful I am now graduated and never have to draw another duck for the rest of my life, if I don't want to!
I am sorry, I'm getting off my big news. Anyhow, Carole won honorable mention when she was nine years old. When she turned twelve she started winning every year...first, second, and third as well as honorable mention. But this year....yesterday afternoon on my mom's birthday, in fact, they received a telephone call but of course didn't answer it...lol...In our household if the caller ID reads private the machine can get it. Anyhow, so not too long afterward, Carole hopped on the wonderful world of the Internet. Lo and behold, that private call wasn't some lunatic stocker trying to sell us windows again!! But it was the big cheese from the duck competition wanting to chit chat with my mom. The email went something like this....Dear Mrs.________,
I tried calling but there was no answer. So I am emailing you to let you know I have great pride in telling you that your daughter Carole ________ has won BEST OF STATE!!!
Anyone who is not familiar with this contest, this is the BIGGIE!! Her drawing is on it's way to Washington DC to compete with one drawing or painting from each state. That one talented person's duck from our 50 United States will become a US postal STAMP!!!
Carole has always dreamed of winning this, but never thought her dream would come true in 2008. My face is glowing with pride. This girl is talented and I know her personally!! Please don't all take advantage knowing me via blog, looking for her autograph!! *SMILE*