Yesterday I finished the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, and after Miss Terry finished proofing it and I made the necessary corrections, I uploaded it to our printer’s webserver last night. The holidays are always difficult in publishing because the printers are always short staffed and have extra work printing holiday advertising flyers, shipping companies are busy and the mail moves slow. Fortunately, our digital subscribers don’t have to wait for all of that, and as soon as the printer goes over the files and let’s me know they are okay I’ll be sending out the link to the new issue.
Congratulations to Janet Buol, this week’s winner in our prize drawing, which was donated by John and Kathy Huggins of Living the RV Dream. Our drawings are getting popular, we had 260 entries this time around. A new contest will start in just a few days, and maybe you’ll be our next lucky winner.
My blog readers are some of the nicest people in the world. Last week I told you about Editha House, a wonderful place in Phoenix that provides a comfortable, affordable place to stay for cancer patients, and I asked blog readers to please forgo a stop at Starbucks and make a donation to Editha House instead. Yesterday I received this message from Editha House:
“Thank you so much for your kind words about Editha House. It is truly appreciated and we have received many wonderful and generous donations from your friends. We take pride in serving and giving support to those who must travel to receive their treatment in Phoenix. We also have a sister facility in Chicago in case anyone would ever need assistance there. Please let us know if we can be of further help to any of you or anyone else you may know. Take care and once again a huge thank you to all who have been so generous in supporting our efforts. Warm regards, Mary Gauwitz, CEO, Editha House.”
I have some sad news to share with you. Most regular blog readers are familiar with James “Butterbean” Carpenter, who frequently left comments on the blog. Yesterday I got an e-mail from his wife, Joyce, telling me that he had been killed in a traffic accident. He had invited us to stop by for a visit at his place in Texas, but we never had the opportunity, always thinking we would make it on our next trip. It’s a sad reminder that life doesn’t always give us the opportunity for “next time.” Rest in peace, Butterbean.
There is still time to take advantage our latest promotion, just in time for your Christmas shopping. Between now and Christmas Eve you can gift a one year digital subscription to the Gypsy Journal for just $10, which is half of the regular price. There is no restriction on the number of subscriptions you can give, but they have to be gifts and not to your own e-mail address. To order, just click the button below. And please follow up with an e-mail to me at email@example.com with the name and e-mail address of the person you want the subscription(s) to go to. We’ll send the recipients an e-mail telling them the gift is from you.
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Thought For The Day – My parents spanked me as a child. As a result, I suffer from a psychological condition known as respect for others.