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.)
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. :)