I’ll See Your Two Bucks, Winner
Last week, I ran a contest to see if anyone could guess what crazy thing Dad almost bought. A crisp two dollar bill, straight from Dad’s wallet, was on offer for the winner.
Your answers were very entertaining, Dear Readers. You really showed me just how much some of you pay attention. Or love reading about my dad. Or something.
The things you guessed will inspire a whole new Dad series this month, because you don’t know how many of your answers have been dragged home at some time or another by my father. You even jogged my memory a few times.
Thank you. For giving me some forgotten Roy gems. And for offering me the chance to credit you in a story with good ole Roy Boy.
But today, it’s time to announce the winner of the two bucks.
The first person to mention a gun in a comment was Faith from the blog Eat Play Move. Other people guessed a gun later, but she nailed it the very first day. (To read that post, click here: http://andrawatkins.com/2013/08/07/roys-complete-guide-to-back-room-bartering/.)
For her guessing acumen, Faith wins a two dollar bill from the wallet of my very own father.
Maybe it brushed up against a gun.
After all, my mom does own a Beretta.
Faith, please send me your mailing address privately, and I will forward your lovely prize.
As to the origin of the two dollar bills, well……..there’s a story.
Dad likes to buy and sell things. He drags home pieces of junk, fixes them up and decides what schmuck, I mean, person should buy them. He then swoops down on his poor victim like the hand of God swatting out of the heavens. People usually buy whatever-it-is just to get him to go away.
And, that’s how he got the two dollars. He sold some guy a doodied-up piece of junk, and he paid with a stack of two dollar bills……because, you know, some people contend that two dollar bills are bad luck.