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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

W is for Win a Wedding

Well, I entered us in a "Win A Dream Wedding" contest last week. We could win a wedding at the 5-Star all inclusive Barceló Maya Palace Prestige Class in the Riviera Maya. Plus we could bring 8 guests with us.

One problem though...how do we choose which 8 get to come for free? I know - a draw! Plus we've already booked our venue here. I know! We'll have a renew the vows and have a honeymoon there.

To enter, I had to give them a "brief, moving story" in less than 500 words. Now anyone who knows me knows that I can get very very verbose! (ooh...that would have been a great word for last week!) Anyhow, I had to keep revising it to get it all in, but this is what I came up with:

Lorne & I started dating in 1969, going our own ways early '73. Neither of us had successful marriages - my husband had OCD & died in '92, & I raised our 2 girls alone; Lorne divorced not long after marrying someone else & had no kids. We found each other again in Nov 08, got engaged in June '09 and are planning to do it right in Sept '10 with old and new friends cheering us on. We've waited a long time & want to tell our story that you're never too old to fall in love again!

The only thing I've ever won in my whole life was a tank of gas valued at $5.00 way back in 1974, so I figure I'm due. Wish us luck!
Be sure to check out all the contributions of ABC Wednesday participants here.


mrsnesbitt said...

Oh Leslie, just before Jon & I were married I entered a contest to win a Rowenta Aquaglide steam iron....here is my entry...

When ironing is a pressing need
I need an iron with panache and speed
Now what do I need as a June Bride..
I know - A Rownta Aquaglide!

I won an iron! lol!

nancygrayce said...

I hope you win!!!! You would have such a good time... :)

Leslie: said...

Oh Denise! Are you going to send good vibes for us?? That's just great that you won.

Nancy! Wouldn't it be wonderful???

Carol said...

Win a Wedding...what fun! Your entry sounds good...hope you win!

photowannabe said...

Oh Leslie, I really hope you win. Its such a great story of second chances. The W words are absolutely perfect.

Powell River Books said...

Lots of luck, but in a way you've already won haven't you. Meeting up again and finding love is like winning a huge prize. - Margy

Mara said...

I'll be thumbing for you (which is the Dutch way of saying: I'll keep my fingers crossed).

Happy Christmas from the Netherlands

Roger Owen Green said...

I'd vote for you!

Interesting that you said you'd have a "draw" and we Americans would say "drawing".

Good luck!

Tumblewords: said...

Good luck! I've never won anything, but that's no reason you can't. :)

Manang Kim said...

You gonna win this time...as you have said it is already an over due ^_^

ABC Wednesday~WWII

Shirley said...

Sounds like you've already "won" ;)
Thanks for sharing a great story. Happy holidays

Ellee Seymour said...

Have a very happy Christmas Leslie, hope you are well.

Judi said...

Win a wedding? How exciting. Best of luck!