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Congratulations You Won the Drawing

When we were young and pregnant we were poor. My husband had three jobs, and I was trying to conserve money. He wanted me to buy some maternity clothes from a store. I refused. Store-bought clothes are too expensive! He insisted, but the clothes seemed way overpriced. We went to a maternity shop and I was horrified at the prices. He picked out some things and begged me to try them on. I reluctantly bought two whole outfits, feeling guilty. About two weeks later the shop lady called us. “Congratulations!” She said. “You won the drawing.” I vaguely remembered her begging me to enter the drawing. I had won a baby bath; I thanked her and said I would come pick it up. “Oh, honey, you cannot pick it up,” she told me. “You have won a top-of-the-line brand new maple baby bed; a crib.” I thought she had said “baby bath.” I was stunned. Knowing now why she insisted I enter the drawing. This was almost fifty years ago, and I have never forgotten this kindness.

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Date: 9/19/2021 6:53:00 PM
Can't help but ask...do you still have it?
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/20/2021 10:57:00 AM
No I gave it to a teacher friend about ten years ago because she had a new grandbaby and no money.