Great excitement in this family. Yesterday we received a very excited text from our daughter telling us that for the first time in her life she'd won something. Okay, I thought. "Maybe she's won a $25 dollar lottery ticket. or a basket of wine and fruit, or maybe even a turkey for Thanksgiving.
We had to wait a while until she was able to call us before we could learn what was going on. Of course, we tried to figure it out (D had his own guesses - including a shopping spree in a local Dollar Store). We were pretty flummoxed because our daughter isn't a big one for buying lottery or raffle tickets.
As it turned out, she had bought a raffle ticket. At long last when she called, she made sure I put her on speaker so both of us could hear. I won't tease you with the build up she tortured us with, but she finally told us she had won four tickets to a nearby (for her) professional football game. Not only did she win tickets, she won four seat seats in a Time Warner suite!
At first she was going to give two tickets to her son's best friend and the friend's father (a die-hard fan of the team) and another friend. Finally she decided to be a bit more "selfish" and go herself. That was a decision we applauded for many reasons.
As another chapter in this saga, I texted her and told her she'd have to take lots of photos. Here's the text she sent in reply:
How I laughed! But you have to admit that even though the photo isn't sharp, it will make a great first page in a Shutterfly book.