Saturday, May 16, 2009

Father's Day Contest: Who Knows Harry Best?

Who knows my funny dad, Harry, best? Who will be the first with the most correct answers to my dad's ten favorite things?

UPDATED 5/22/09: Lucky Lady got 8 correct answers and is our leader since she is the only entry so far. Hint: the search box may help. Why not give it a try?

  • Just send me an email to spunkydoodle@sbcglobal.net with your answers so others can't copy from you.

  • The winner will receive a free autographed book, "My Funny Dad, Harry."

  • The first three who get all 10 right before June 1 win. Winners will be announced as they win.

  • If no one wins by June 1, then Spunky Doodle, dad's kitten that I adopted, will pick a winner from those who have tied with the most correct answers.

(This way the winner can get the book in time for Father's Day if they reside in the U.S. and the runners up still have time to order it--overseas may take longer.)

What was my dad's favorite . . .
Zoo animal?
Food?
TV show?
Pastime?
Cat?
Magazine?
Book?
Drink?
Car?
Store?

I will be updating this post as I get entries and will list the leaders as we go along. Why not do it--you have nothing to lose and you may win a free book!

What are your favorites?

(Another chance: Red Pine Mountain is also running a book giveaway contest for my book through June 12. All you have to do there for a chance to win is leave a comment saying you'd like to. She loved the book and it was her idea to help promote it. She's my blogging buddy! You may want to wait to see if you win here first since my contest ends June 1. Click Here to enter Mountain Woman's contest.)

12 comments:

dannah said...

sounds like an interesting contest. You too may want to join this pup-peroni sweepstakes promo at http://dogtime.com/dogs-just-know-sweepstakes.html that can win you $750 worth of prize package!

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

Maybe people think it's too hard, no entries received yet.

LUCKYLADY said...

I wish I knew all the answers because I would love to win your book your dad sounds like the greatest,my dad left when I was 3 months old and my mom the southern baptist she was never remarried so if I could have a dad like harry I would have been very happy, you were very luck

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

Lucky Lady: At this point, I have no entries which means one right answer would win. Go for it! You have nothing to lose.

Mountain Woman said...

Karen, I would feel terrible about entering because I have the book. Not only do I have the book but I gave it as gifts to my Mother and my Aunt as well for Christmas. Both of them who are in their 80s adored the book and then shared it with their friends who also loved it.
This book, however, is for anyone of any age. It's just a special tribute to a wonderful man. You'll laugh, you'll cry and above all, you'll see how much you loved your Dad.

luckyme said...

I found out about your book giveaway on another blog site. Only I thought the picture on the cover was a dog!! Glad I came over here to see he was a cat lover!!

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

Mountain Woman--I didn't expect you to participate in this contest knowing that you already have purchased several books. I'm glad your mom and aunt liked it too and thanks for the plug here for it! (Hope your rotator cuff is better.)

Lucky Me: Poor Leo, he's actually a stuffed lion but his main got sort of worn off so people mistake him for a dog. The book cover is a picture I took one day when dad fell asleep in the chair while we were visiting him and Gerard placed Leo on his lap without him even noticing.

Mrs4444 said...

I'm sorry; but as a newcomer here, it would take a lot of time (that I can't afford these days) to find more answers than Lucky Lady! :) I think she deserves it for her efforts :) I'm curious; did your dad know you were going to write the book?

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

Mrs4444: I agree with you, Lucky Lady certainly does deserve the book and will mail her one this week. To answer your question, No, my dad nor I had any idea that I would be writing a book about him. I never thought I'd write a book and never had any desire to do so until after my dad died and so many things kept popping into my head.

Sandee said...

I say Lucky Lady wins. I hope she does anyway. These searches are indeed very time consuming.

Have a terrific day. :)

bravemomma said...

What a fun way to celebrate Father's Day! Anyway, you might want to win a $500 GC worth of new furniture for yourself or for your dad by joining a Father's Day contest by Wholesale Furniture Brokers. Here’s the link: http://www.gowfb.com/dads-and-grads-furniture-contest.php

Good Luck!

sarah said...

pastime ?

"My Funny Dad, Harry" Book Giveaway

Congratulations to all the winners of the giveaway for "My Funny Dad, Harry" at Red Pine Mountain. I am so happy that four of my regular commenters won! Read what Tim thought of is at Everyday Living.