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Friday, May 31, 2019

One Lucky Night

 One Lucky Night
I gifted my husband a membership to the Ruffed Grouse Society in 2017. We have not been able to attend the annual banquet in the past because of how busy our past month of May calendars have been. 2019 was going to be the year. We attended our first banquet.

We enjoyed a fun meal, games and meeting new people.
We did not know anyone at the banquet. I looked around for two open seats and friendly smiles. 
We asked if the two empty seats were taken, they were not.

We laughed and cheered. Our table ended up lucky as can be. 
All of us at the table won several prizes.
We won the most! I could not believe it. Each time they called the winning number 1119! That was us! We won the loot below. Jeremy won a new gun for grouse hunting.
We won a canvas bag, a homemade picnic basket, 50lbs of bird seed, a glass cutting board and the gun. What a lucky night!

Jeremy went to register the gun. As he was doing that. I was visiting with our new friends about how fun the evening was. We had talked kids, hunting, dogs and living in Wisconsin through out the evening.

Just before the one couple was about to depart for the night, they asked me if I liked plants?

Do I like plants?!? 
They said they had extra plugs for creating hanging baskets. If I would like some I could take as many as I like. 
Well, the running joke around this house is I do not come home without a plant of some kind. 
Two weeks ago I came home with a bush. It was going to go on a burn pile. It needed rescue.
My boys are always saying "What has mom brought home now?"

How fun it was for us to call them to let them know we had a great night. Dad won a hunting gun! And mom, she met another plant person and she is bringing home more plants.

One Lucky Day
May 31, 1997
I married my best friend.

Have a blessed weekend my friends.



  1. Boy you did luck out!!!! Congrats.
    Happy Friday.

  2. So glad you that you were able to attend and had a great time! And congratulations on winning all of those wonderful prizes! What a wonderful deal! Love and hugs!

  3. I'm so glad you got to go to the banquet. How awesome to win all those items. How awesome to get those plugs too. What a great night you had. Enjoy your weekend.

  4. Congratulations! Happy 22 anniversary! That was a winning night! And you did not disappoint, you secured more plants! xoxo Su

  5. This sounds like so much fun!! Perhaps the best and most productive gift you have ever given your husband! Are these many ruffed Grouse in your area? I would assume so...

  6. Sounds like that was a fun banquet to attend, and how lucky you were! That is a lot of prizes to win! and a gun! I can relate to the plants. Dan said a lady at work asked if I like plants. He laughed and said, does she like plants!? So the lady sent me a pot with two elephant ear bulbs that are starting to grow. I've never been crazy about that kind of plant but how could I say no. It belongs to me now and I've got to take care of it. :) Love, Henny

  7. Oh, I meant to say "Happy Anniversary" and "congratulations"!

  8. Wow, your luck runs deep. I'm so happy for you that you finally could attend the banquet. It sounds like a most happy fun night. Now your husband can hunt Grouse.
    Happy Anniversary.
    Have a happy weekend too.
    Hugs, Julia

  9. What a lovely night you had, lovely to read about it.

    Many Happy Anniversary Wishes, enjoy your weekend.

    All the best Jan

  10. Wow! You are a lucky girl! Congratulations on all of the treasures you brought home on this date. ;)

  11. What a fun night that must have been!
    And, your lucky day in 1997, the best of you lucky days in May! Happy Anniversary!


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