On one hand I don't want to DELUGE you with contests, especially since there's going to be a steady stream of them on the review blog, and a steady stream of "last day!" reminders, and pretty soon it's going to seem like all! contests! all! the time!---but on the other hand, meh, free stuff around the holidays, that's not so bad, and besides, I like to.
I've been doing a good job clearing out my gigantic, packed Gift Closet, but it still needs significant work. I can get rid of some toys in one of the toy drives around the holidays, but I don't think The Little Children want cloth napkins, stationery, cute notepads, dishtowels, mugs, measuring cups, Elvis fridge magnets, etc. This is where you come in, because I need someone to send a box of clutter to (or, if you're outside the U.S., a flat-rate envelope of clutter to).
And it seemed lame to have a "Win My Gift Closet Clutter!" contest, but as it turns out I had another guessing game to play ANYWAY, so let's put them together.
Among my dear departed mother-in-law's possessions, Paul found three rolls of undeveloped film. The rolls don't match---that is, they're all Kodak, but they're different film speeds and different exposures so they probably aren't three rolls of the same event, they're probably three separate purchases. We are having them developed; I'm mailing them off today (YES I am too lazy to bring them to Walmart WHAT OF IT).
The pictures could be of her second wedding, which occurred nearly 10 years ago (the second husband died a few years later). They could be of the dog the new couple took in, which has since died. They could be of the cats, past or present. They could be of a child's graduation, or of a church event, or of holiday celebrations with the second husband's grown children. They could be of one of her visits to us, or they could even be of the one time we went to visit her as newlyweds. They could be photos of things she meant to sell, or photos of her new car, or photos of her daughter's new haircut. They could be of her trip to see her parents for their 70th wedding anniversary (I kid you not: 70 YEARS). They could be a bunch of pictures of clouds or sunsets or of the destruction caused to her town one year by a tornado.
The contest, which will be open until I get the email saying they're available to view online, is this: WHAT IS ON THOSE ROLLS OF FILM?
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