Tuesday, December 2, 2014


Good Afternoon Dear Readers,
And Happy 2nd of December!

I don't know about you, but I find it difficult to believe it is this late in the year already! Surely some days must be hiding in a closet or under a bed or perhaps under a rug, which haven't been used. But if they are, they must be at your house and not mine. :)

Since this is the first "Christmas Post" I thought should do something fun. And what could be more fun that a giveaway? (Okay, reading a good book might qualify as more fun.) This giveaway is for a copy of:

"1,000 Men and a Baby"
now on DVD under the title "Narrow Escape."

As some of you may remember, this is one of my favorite Christmas movies, and I'm delighted to be able to pass it on to one of you! It is a used copy, but works just fine. We tried it out on Sunday. :)

This story, a true one, takes place aboard the USS navel ship Point Cruz at the end of the Korean war. A baby, half American, half Korean is found in an army depot and taken to an orphanage. Because "Danny" (the baby) is part American, the Korean nurses won't care for him. Through the intervention of the Point Cruz's Chaplin and a reluctant Dr. Keenan (played by Richard Thomas of Walton fame), Danny is given medical treatment on board the Point Cruz. The thousand men on board take Danny to their hearts and want to take him back to America where he can have a home. However troubles arise. Danny needs a passport and the Korean official won't issue one, he can't get an American visa to enter the US and if that weren't enough, a message comes through from the Admiral saying to get Danny off the ship and turn him over to the Korean authorities. What will happen to little Danny? Will his "thousand uncles" be able to come up with a way to save him? This story is wonderful! There are tense moments, tender moments and some to chuckle over.

(I will give a disclaimer: There are a few very brief, hardly noticed swear words. At least I have been told there are. I get so caught up in the story that I still haven't noticed, and I almost always do.)

The other thing you should know is that this movie can be very addicting!!

There is a chance for each blog reader to have two entries into this giveaway.

#1. Become a follower of my blog and leave a comment telling me the name you used.

#2. Leave a comment on my blog telling me one of your favorite short stories on this blog and why you like it or what your favorite part of it is.

This giveaway ends on Sunday night and all comments (deep, spectral voice here) must be in by the stroke of mid-night! (Normal voice again.) Or at least before I turn on my computer Monday morning. :) Yes, this giveaway is open to all my readers in North America, both U.S. and Canada. :)

Have fun!


Rebekah Eddy said...

I already am a follower of your I have to do it again? :P
I'm Rebekah Eddy, which you probably already knew... :)
My favorite short story by FAR is "Responsibility" because your characters are so funny and seem so real! :D
Anything else? Did I miss something? I don't think so... I would love the movie though, it sounds so interesting!!

Rebekah said...

Hi Rebekah,
I was going to mention that if you were already following me, then to just tell me your name. Thanks for entering. :)

Jesseca Dawn said...

I'm am Jesseca Dawn (Already a follower of your blog :)
And my favorite short story would be the "Garlandsburg Christmas" stories!

Bethany Stelzl said...

I am Bethany S. I already follow your blog too ;) and my favorite short story is probably the Graham Quartet and the Lonely Cabin... don't know it that counts but it is listed under your short story title. I love mysteries, and when it's a family working together it's even better.

Christianna Hellwig said...

I'm Christianna Hellwig and I already follow your blog! I think my favorite short story was actually the one which you posted a couple of weeks ago called "Too Busy", I really like the way you used a real life story to give us an object lesson as to how it actually is when we neglect God's word! - You did it very well!

-Christian said...

I think my favorite short story is " On Being Neighborly". I like how you point out that we should be neighborly even if our neighbors are hard to get along with. :D

Jason McIntire said...

I already follow your blog through RSS. I almost never comment on the blogs I read, but you have my curiosity up about this movie. :-)

Not sure if I qualify for the second entry, as I actually don't tend to read most of the stories (not in my age group). I do enjoy your Friday updates, though.

Anonymous said...

I'm Mary Cover; my favorite short story is "Home for Christmas".