Share Your World for October 5, 2020

Time once again for Share Your World! Melanie has the questions, rules, and other paraphernalia over at her place, so go visit her if you’d like to play along. And awaaaaaaaaay we go!

When was the last time you tried something new? How did that go for you? A couple of weeks ago, I decided to try to win the Publisher’s Clearinghouse Sweepstakes, which say it will pay me $1,000 a day for the rest of my life. So far, so good: they send me around a million emails a day and I do what they tell me to do. "Play these games!" "Take these quizzes!" "Use our search engine to do your searches!" "use the 8 bazillion tokens we give you every day for more chances to win stuff!" Since hardly anyone gets magazines anymore (I mean, why? Everything is available online anymore and no trees are harmed) they’ve taken to try to get me to buy Harriet Carter-type stuff and pay for it over five months (e.g. a pen that writes underwater for five payments of $1.99). I figured how to page through those pages rapidly and submit my entry. I’m not sure how I’m doing because I haven’t won anything yet. The big prize is awarded on Hallowe’en, so keep your fingers crossed.

What’s the most sensible thing you’ve ever heard someone say? A guy I know from Nigeria told me that when everything is going wrong, he goes to bed, and everything looks better when he wakes up. I’ve tried it. He’s right.

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? I’d still be 64, I just wouldn’t know it. I’d say 16, but I’ve got this bum leg and bad knees…

Have you ever seen a ‘fresh’ corpse (aka dead body)? Funny you should ask: tofay is the 20th anniversary of my mother-in-law’s death. We were getting ready to leave for the hospital when we got a call that she was dying. I think I broke land speed records getting to the hospital, but we got there about five minutes too late. She was still in the bed and pretty warm, but there was no doubt she had departed. My in-laws were some of the finest people you’d ever want to know, and hardly the day goes by when I don’t think of my own parents or my in-laws.

See you in the funny papers!

15 thoughts on “Share Your World for October 5, 2020

  1. Good luck on your quest to win PCH. I’m going to try that go to bed thing. Might not make it past 9:00 AM some days without looking for a place to sleep so things can get better. May the memories of your in-laws and parents be a blessing.

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  2. Thanks John for Sharing Your World! Remember your (possibly creepy) on-line friends when you win that PCH big prize… 😉 That would be thanks enough! Heh.. I used to try winning about once every couple of years, it’s the closest thing to a lottery we get in Utah (no gambling, give revenue to Nevada or Idaho instead…where Utahans go to gamble).. I’m sorry about your MIL but you got there in enough time to say goodbye to her spirit anyway. My step-daughter missed her dad by five minutes too. She had parking issues. It was upsetting for her, but she was glad he died peacefully enough. I presume your MIL did too. It’s kind of a reward to get good in-laws. I had some too and was grateful for them. Have a great week!

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    1. It’s pretty much a guarantee that, when someone in the hospital is in the final moments of their life, you won’t be there when it happens. I had spent my stepfather’s last night with him, and drove home to Mom’s house thinking he was going to live a while longer. When I got home, she met me at the door and said they had called and told her he had died. He didn’t die alone: Mom’s youngest sister was there with him. But still, it sucked that Mom couldn’t be there. It’s like you feel like you failed them somehow.

      Mary and I are talking about the repairs and modifications we’re going to want to make to the homestead, and I’m thinking that if we won one of the big prizes we won’t have to worry where the money is going to come from.

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