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Entering contests and winning is part of the fun of writing–a challenge to hone one’s work to get it out to readers.

I preach this but maybe you don’t know that I practice it as well!

Here is the result of my entry (more than one story can be submitted as one entry) into the Intergeneration Contest I have placed before with them, but this is the best I have done.

Here is the letter:

Hello Joan.


I am happy to inform you that your story, “Red Apron” has been selected for a Cash Prize of $100 for our 2013 Intergeneration Storytelling Contest.

Also, your story “Rings” has been selected for a Certificate of Distinction for our 2013 Intergeneration Storytelling Contest. Way to go!

You can see the announcement on our website at www.intergenerationmonth.org, and on our Facebook page, Intergeneration Month. Also, we will be putting all the winning stories on our website for readers’ enjoyment, but will not disclose addresses, just names and City/State.

 And, on behalf of Intergeneration Foundation, thank you for your wonderful entry, hoping you look for our next Storytelling Contest announcement and join in again.

Cydney Campbell, Executive Director

Intergeneration Foundation

Father’s Day is not over

Officially Father’s Day was yesterday but in reality Father’s Day is never over. we should celebrate the people we love each and every day. I miss my Dad’s physical presence sometimes but I have such stores of love in my heart from our everyday interactions that I will never run out of “hugs” from him.

So, if you are a Dad, make time for your little one. If you have a Dad, find time to honor him. If you are the mom, find ways to help your child honor his/her Dad and for your husband to spend time alone doing fun things with the children.

Then take some time for a Mom Dad-husband wife date–a strong relationship between Mom and Dad is the foundation of good Dad (and good Mom) time with the children.