Friday, November 28

In Honor

In Honor of the woman who originally taught me to Tat, I am offering a giveaway!
My Nana was an enigma, She was born in aught 2 as she used to say, She passed away in 2000. 98 is a formidable accomplishment in life. Her story truly is long and involved but suffice it to say she lived a very long full life. She buried all of her family, including her son, my father. She survived 2 husbands. Sold Stanley Home Products, as well as being a full time beautitian! She had a shop set up in her basement. Her nickname on the CB was Gadabout. She loved to travel and see new places. She taught me to crochet, knit and Tat. She would not kiss me because I had WHISKERS! She also gave me her recipe to make her Date Nut pinwheel cookies. What is funny is this, I am the only one she taught these things. She always just "DID" for others, I was the only one who asked to learn them.
So here is the Game~ Guess the Gadabout's Birthday!!! The person who guesses her birthday or guesses closest to her actual birthday will get the white snowflake with the silver beads that is the main blog picture for this blog. I got such wonderful responses from you all I want to return something to you. So, I will take guesses until Yule! December 21, 2008. I will determine who is closest on that day and will send out the prize on Monday the 22nd of December. So send your submissions to my email, inkydaffin AT gmail.com with the subject of "Gadabout". I will notify the winner via email and as a comment to this blog entry to let everyone know who won.
I want to thank Everyone who has posted comments to my posts. You ALL have been wonderful and for that I am truly thankful. In the event that two guess the same date and either hit the date exactly, or hit the closest date exactly I will JUST have to tat a second one to send out. I hope that will be acceptable as far as a tie resolution.

Mike.

13 comments:

Gina said...

Ah..I get to be first! Okay...May 19, 1902.

hmm...I could make at least 364 more guesses....

yarnplayer said...

I'm guessing Dec. 2 - I know a couple of other very special ladies who have that birthday, and your Nana sounds like she was very special, too!

Carol Lawecki said...

What a special lady! How wonderful she taught you to tat too! I am guessing her birthday is December 21, 1902.

Thank you for having the give away. I always admire that snowflake with beads when I log onto your blog.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Your Nana must have been as full of Pep as my great Grans was. Theirs was a very special generation! Good for you for learning those wonderful skills from her...I am sure it delighted her to no end!


Oh...and I am going to guess Feb 14th.

snowy said...

I am guessing November 28th as that is the date of your post...so maybe that is what has made you think of this as a birthday present.

connieangeline said...

Michael
I love that you asked your Nana to tat. I'll just bet that pleased her. I'll guess her birthday is Dec.22 1902
Connie

am I still me? said...

My G'ma loved to travel, too. She did it mostly alone as my grandfather was something of a hermit. A wonderful cook whose kitchen I was always in asking a zillion questions about her recipies. In honor of her, April 22 is my guess.

Sewicked said...

Mike! You shaved! Sorry, ahem, right, your Nana's birthday.

Hmmm, how about April 28th. She sounds like someone who would spring into life.

linb54 said...

I'm guessing December 21...

Marty said...

You Nana sounds as wonderful as mine. So, I'll guess July 4, 1902 -- my gramma's birthday.

sally said...

Hey Mike, I have always admired the snowflake, so neat and every picot is similar in size. Awesome. I guess your Nana's birthday was 12th December, because its the last month of the year, and she sounds like someone who thought of everyone else first and herself last.

SY said...

Sewicked is sooo wicked, she took my date! lol! I'm gonna go with May 1, 1902. May Day.

Msquared said...

Blessed Yule to everyone!
With the shortest day of the year upon us, bringing longer days from now till spring. The Winner of this Giveaway IS H. J. Hess. Her guess was November 28th. My Nana's birthsay is September 21st 1902.