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Did you hear? Daily Prompt: You’re a Winner!


I am at the lottery office cashing in on my ticket; I am a billionaire. It must be a practical joke but the check looks real and best of all I have no taxes to pay. I have told no one yet. I want to surprise people like the guy on that old 60’s show: The Millionaire.The first thing I will do is hire a guy that looks just like him (Marvin Miller). I will open accounts for each of them in various banks close to where they live. Hiring a top-notch accountant would be at the top of the list of things to do. I would need someone to skillfully handle my accounts.

The first surprise visit will be to my children’s homes. They will be told that an anonymous benefactor is giving them a million dollars each. The carrier will wear a hidden camera so I can see their reaction. Two or three weeks later I will give them a call and let them know I am indeed the benefactor.  I guess they will call me first to give me the news and perhaps to offer me some of their new-found wealth. If I do not hear from them I will be heartbroken. I know exactly what they will do with the money. They have always been practical and careful with their money but I want them to go a little crazy. The grandchildren I want to spoil like never before.

My husband, sister, brother, nieces and nephews, and my parents in-laws who I love like my own parents would get their surprise immediately afterward. They’d receive a personal invitation to
meet me at their favorite store. Opened exclusively for each of them they would have the opportunity to take part in a private shopping spree.

Then I will have the carrier go back to my former workplace to distribute checks among the employees. I always told them that if I ever hit the lotto I would send a few helicopters out to hover over the building and have a police escort announce over a loud-speaker the names of the people who would need to come out and board the copter. They would be taken to a Caribbean island and given their checks. They would probably know it came from me. I promised them so many times I would share my winnings.

Then of course, I would give money to my favorite charities and create a foundation to help children and education. There is no doubt I would buy that Mercedes I have always wanted. I would commission my son to build me the house of my dreams. Like the commercial says, “It only takes a dollar and a dream.” The best for me would be to see the faces of the people who would be millionaires instantly without having to buy a ticket.

This is a response to a Daily Prompt:

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/12/28/prompt-winner/

Who Split the Moon in Half?


an iron spirit

splits like an ancient

moon and yet

a miracle is declared

by believers

who know the whole

is what we are and

should be

 

we fall in love

in its bright beams

we softly sigh

when it appears

majestically behind the highest mountain

Who split the moon once?

Does anyone really know?

In the meantime

my delight

is its fullness

shining on the river tonight

when I need company

 

 

so desperately.

Look out Viewers

Look out Viewers

 

 

DSC_1868                       Photos by Melba Christie – All Rights Reserved

Lovely Blogger Award Nomination (continued)


Seven things about me:

1. Never expect to win any type of award.

2. My bucket list needs to narrowed down.

3. I compose songs in the shower.

4. Love to listen to Gospel music.

5. I would love to live for one year in each of the following countries: France, Italy and China.

6. I collect all kinds of notebooks and journals.

7. I want to learn to play the harp.

Lovely Blogger Award

 

 

 

I have nominated the following bloggers. Their blogs have offered inspiration and food for thought: 

http://bodylit.com/

http://bundleofbooks.org/

 http://tersiaburger.com.

http://literatureandculture.wordpress.com/

Once again, thanks for the nomination.