Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
-- Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5
Yes...I have...and the first one was when I was a little
girl...it was for a poem I'd sent into a magazine that was around at the
time...a kid's magazine called "The Chuckler's Weekly". In the
Fifties, it was a very popular children's magazine filled with
information on all things from history to art and crafts, riddles,
cartoons...it was great.
Just before my ex and I separated we won a car...or I should say, "he won a car".
won a mountain bike in 1994 by entering a Coca Cola competition...but I
gave it away to the local radio station for them to give it away
(anonymously - I didn't want any recognition) to a child who would get
pleasure from such a bike.
And I've one a few other minor bibs
and bobs from other minor competitions...but I've only ever one one meat
tray. But then, I rarely buy tickets in meat trays...that could be the
reason why!!! :)
I've won several small prizes, one was a camellia in a pot when I
was 15. From those crossword/puzzles books I've sent in many entry
forms and once won a kit containing a cape, comb and a flat brush for
applying hair dye, another time I won another puzzle book. I also once
won $100 for correctly answering a quiz question on the radio.
Not a competition, but I did win a small black and white
television in a drawing sometime in the 70's. My young son was asked to
draw a name and it was mine. Many cried "Rigged!" but I got to keep the
TV:-) About that same time I won a small radio alarm clock at a
company bingo party. Nothing since.