Thank you, all of you, for your very lovely comments. I so appreciate each one. One reader, Kathy, left a link to a New Jersey story – a 10 year-old boy was almost killed in a sand hole collapse on the Jersey shore last week, on the same day of our accident anniversary. Thankfully, he survived. I really hope to raise awareness to the point that these kinds of accidents don’t happen anymore, and I am grateful for your help in getting the word out.
There were 130 entries in the giveaway (including people who commented on my flickr post about this, plus extra entries for those who indicated they would blog or tweet about sand hole safety). I tried to do the drawing the old-fashioned way, going to great lengths to create little slips of paper and have Little Buddha draw a number. But he wouldn’t quite cooperate, so I went to the trusty old Random Number Generator, and the winner is:
Congrats, Bertha! I will be in touch shortly to get your mailing address and send the Socks That Rock your way.
All right, y’all, I am way WAY behind in blogging about my bloggables – including the birthday party I threw for the boys a month-and-a-half ago. So prepare yourself for an onslaught of blog entries over the next few days. Or not. Who knows how soon I will get to it all.
Thanks again, y’all, for your beautiful comments and support.