Friday, October 29, 2010

Becky Shaw Blind Date Contest Winners

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Becky Shaw Blind Date Contest. We had numerous great submissions that were entertaining and touching. We’re happy to announce the winners of the contest are Barbara Maxson Proud and Kathy Miller. They will receive two complimentary tickets to the show as well as a $50 gift certificate to Scott’s Seafood Grill and Bar or Morton’s The Steakhouse. You can find their winning entries below:

Our four other finalists were:

Romantic Evening in Sequoia by Claudia Eads
Was I That Hard Up for a Date by Rochelle Liss
Blinded by Nature by Judy Luttrell
My Blind Date Disappeared After Seeing Me Wearing Braces by Alice Setiawan

Here are our winning entries:

Cocktails with a Twist by Barbara Maxson Proud

I knew he’d be handsome and smart – I trusted implicitly this matchmaker friend – and I was told he was “uniquely interesting,” but I had no idea to what degree that would be true… “Kurt” pulled into my parents’ driveway right on time. We shared our first hellos and cautious hugs at the front door, he paid a well-bred acknowledgement to my folks, and off we went – in a limousine! A bit over the top, I thought, but I was game. He said we’d make a special first stop where we’d meet another couple and have some cocktails before going to dinner. Score! – a well-planned evening! My thoughts began to reel with possibilities for our future together; not only was he organized, smart, good looking, and a great conversationalist, but… wait, what the…? The limo pulled into the mortuary parking lot, and it hit me – he was also an undertaker! Minutes later, and under the influence of aftershave and formaldehyde, I met Kurt’s effervescent companions, snatched a sizeable helping of cheddared crackers, and began drinking fervently from my glass of wine as my hosts guided me through the premises. The tour included not only the viewing room where “Mr. Smith” lay prone in his casket, beautifully prepared (it was noted) for the following day’s ceremony, but also the autopsy room, complete with a draped and toe-tagged cadaver. The rest of the date is honesty stricken from my memory, even the end-of-the-evening kiss – must’ve been lifeless!

Surprise by Kathy Miller

When in high school, a girlfriend called and said her brother wanted to go out with me and would I be interested. He was on the football team so I was excited and said yes. When he got to the door to pick me up, he looked a little surprised but didn’t say anything at that time. We went on a double date that night and continued dating. The surprise was, he had asked his sister to get him a date with my girl friend and she thought it was me he wanted to date, not the other girl. We have been married for 54 years now, so you never know what is in store for you when you agree to a blind, date do you!

Thanks to everyone who entered. Be sure to keep an eye out for more contests in the future.

You can find more information for Becky Shaw here!

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