May 01, 2009

Giveaway: The Lost Hours

Everyone loves a giveaway!

I have two copies of the newly release Karen White novel, The Lost Hours, to give away. To enter all you have to do is leave me a comment telling me an interesting fact about one of your grandparents. For example, my grandparents met when my grandma whistled from her apartment balcony at a handsome young Army officer who had served under Patton in WWII. They were happily married for 51 years.

This giveaway will be open until Sunday, May 10th. Two lucky winners will be picked then but only if they leave a valid email or blog address.

27 comments:

Renee G said...

My grandparents were happily married for almost 60 years, in spite of the fact that they only met two weeks before they got married.

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bermudaonion said...

My maternal grandfather served in the Czar's Army. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

mindy said...

my GREAT grandfather and GREAT grandmother where a baron and baroness respectfully thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

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Kelly said...

My grandparents met just after WWII, when my grandpa was stationed at an air force base in Oklahoma. He was the songleader at a nearby church/mission, and she was the pianist. They were married for 62 years. :)

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Jenny said...

My great-grandmother (hope this counts) used to work for Thomas Edison. She said he was a nasty old man and he would spit tobacco on the girls' skirts. It's bastet57 [at] gmail [dot] com.

BUSY BEE said...

My grandma had a chance to perform (classical piano) for the Queen of England.

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techyone said...

My grandmother was a widow with ten children when she met a widower with twelve children. They married and had three more children together. That many children just boggles my mind.

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Belinda said...

My mother's father was a great fiddler and domino player.
Thanks!
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Belinda M said...

Only a week after my grandparents left he had to go over to England for two years during WWII


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Ally M said...

My grandmother was pregnant with my Mom (1917) and had a one year old daughter. To meet up with her husband who had gone ahead to secure a home she traveled by buckboard (driving it herself) with the toddler from Southern Idaho to Eastern Oregon.

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Riva said...

My grandparents slept together before they were married. They were distant cousins and shared a crib at family reunions. My grandfather loved to shock his granddaughters with this story. :-)

Riva

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scottsgal said...

My parents met through my grandparents who all bowled together and my grandma's set them up. Both sets of grandparents were married for more than 50 years. They lived 3 doors down the street and were great friends.

Heather said...

My Grandparents make date nut pinwheel cookies together two fridays a month!

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Alicia said...

Both my grandfathers changed their last names. I'm totally not who I say I am.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

Deborah said...

My grandmother, who was born in the 1890s, was the only girl in her Polish village who was educated. Her father sent her to the USA when she was 18. She made the trip alone and started a new life here. asthenight at gmail dot com

Nickolay said...

My grandpa makes Sauerkraut cookies. There is not really a lot of overly interesting things like the rest of the posters here

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liane66 said...

During the Great Depression my grandmother went everyday to the local factory to ask for work. People started to think she worked there. Eventually the factory hired her and she had a job throughout the Depression.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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alexandrea said...

When we bought a manufactured home years back it opened the conversation for my Grandmother to tell me how her and my Grandfather lived in a silver bullet mobile home the whole time he was in the army. I got to hear all sorts of great stories about what it was like back then for them!

jwx4 said...

My grandfather and his brother were hobos {snuck onto trains} when they were younger. They saw a lot of the U.S.
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J.Danger said...

Oh my gosh- reading all of these stories is just amazing!

My grandpa was my best friend. He passed years ago, but I think about him everyday...almost as though he is still here.

My great grandma on the other side- taught me how to make homemade ice cream (at every birthday party I got it!) and how to make pecan pie from the pecan tree in her yard.

Amazing.

Zibilee said...

My Grandfather adopted the children from my Grandmother's previous marriage and raised them as his own along with the children that they had together. I would love to be entered in this contest. Thanks!

♔ jessica.marie said...

Hmmmmm my great grandmother never learned to drive and she died in 2001-ish..... and my grandmother has owned her own beauty shop for over 35 years :D

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scarpettajunkie said...

My grandparents had 13 children, one of which shot his eye out when a toy gun malfunctioned as he looked down the barrel to unjam the gun. My mom was going to be next to look down the gun to try and fix it. So, one of my uncles has a glass eye. A warning to be good with your toy guns and no horseplay or pointing them at people.

avisannschild said...

My maternal grandparents met in Devon, England, where my grandmother was nannying for the summer (she lived in London) and my grandfather was visiting his grandparents (he was born and lived in Canada).

Please enter me in the contest!

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Heather M said...

Kind of a LONG story, but My Grandma was dating My grandpa's BEST friend and My grandpa said to him "I could get Millie to go on a date with me" His Friend said "No you can't" Well He pressured her a bit, but Here they were married for just shy of 50 years when he passed!! Pretty sweet sentimental story...
Thanks

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Cairine said...

My grandfather had a way with animals. There wasn't a vet in the town we came from so the village doctor was called to a ailing horse. The doctor took my grandfather with him. My grandfather fixed up the horse and it was okay. The doctor collected the fee and never even gave my grandfather a thankyou.