Thursday, May 14, 2009

Headin' Home

We are heading out later today, going to Northwest Ohio (her home, my home-in-law) for a long weekend. Gets me thinking about home, and a couple quotes for you:

"Everybody here comes from somewhere that they would just as soon forget."

"There's nothing wrong with where I come from, sometimes it's meant to be just that."

First person to correctly identify the author and original publication for both quotes wins a prize*.

1. Follow instructions listed in the blog posting at with the correct answer and submit your first name and last name, complete address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, date of birth, and a valid email address in the comment form. Only one internet entry per person and one internet entry per email address is permitted. Internet entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the email address by an internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible by assigning email address or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address. All entries submitted become the sole property of the blog and will not be acknowledged or returned. Use of any device to automate entry is prohibited. Proof of submission of an entry shall not be deemed proof of receipt by the blog. The blog's computer is the official time keeping device for the sweepstakes. The blog is not responsible for entries not received due to difficulty accessing the internet, service outage or delays, computer difficulties or other technological glitches.
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h. Did I mention the only prize is the satisfaction of winning?

1 comment:

Don said...

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Thus Always to Tyrants