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Dec 10 2014

Letting My Kids Win–In Honor of My Father

By at 3:45 pm

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Growing up as the youngest of three, I was the last to learn to ride a bike, roller skate (which I gave up altogether since I was so klutzy), play checkers, backgammon, and most other games. And although I loved playing with my older siblings and sometimes they showed mercy on me, I pretty much got creamed every time we played a game.

But my parents showed me a great deal of compassion. Whenever we arm-wrestled, played checkers, or Go Fish, they let me win most of the time. I still remember that incredible feeling when I won. It felt good.

My father and I used to play silly games in the car on the way to school when I was little. “What number am I thinking?” he’d ask. And no matter what number I said, he’d exclaim, “You’re right!” And I would squeal with delight. Instinctively, I knew never to try this game with my friends–this was something special between my dad and me. Read the rest of this entry →

Feb 13 2012

Our Latest Contest Winners

By at 4:42 pm
Not an Oscar

No, we're not giving away Oscars. Not yet, at least.

It’s been a great time for contests here at Kveller. We gave away a huge package of organic Medjool dates from Israeli Harvest, and a free make-your-own book from Scribblitt. All in a day’s work, folks.

Congratulations to Mary Ruth Andrews, of Gladwin, Michigan, on winning the delicious dates. And congratulations to Dave Dudek of Weston, Massachusetts on winning the make-your-own book. We hope you both enjoy your prizes!

And if you missed out on entering these contests, don’t despair. Keep your eyes on the blog for another one coming your way next week!

Aug 11 2011

The Judy Show Contest Winners!

By at 9:21 am

Thank you so much to everyone that entered our 6-word story contest about Jewish mothers. We got so many great entries that tickled our fancy, and we’re very pleased to announce that we are able to choose 2 winners that each get a pair of tickets to The Judy Show: My Life as a Sitcom. Without further ado, here are the two winning entries are:

Alissa Stonehill Butterfass: I’m turning into my mother. Oy.

HaDassah Sabo Milner: Oy, lose some weight. You hungry?

Congrats to Alissa and HaDassah, and thanks for the double batch of “oy” humor. We’ll be getting in touch with you to make sure you get the tickets, so you’ll have to let us know how the show is.

And to all our Kveller readers, stay on the lookout for more contests, coming soon!

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