In the event that I somehow do not hear from her by Sunday, June 15, the prizes will go to the second and third runners-up. (Yes, it IS "runnerS-up", not "runner-ups"; you're dealing with a professional here. See illustration.)
SECUNDUS: I'm not proud - I can tell you all earnestly that the comments following my little letter to Willie touched me about as much as anything has for a long time. Thank you. I've mentioned before - this, my 65th year, is the year I mean to Publish. When I said that, I was meaning pretty much my little kidstories or some such....Son #1 actually read it (and may I add, he's NOT a usual reader of knitblogs) and encouraged me to "send it to someone, Mom - heck, 'Readers' Digest'!" for wider readership.
Now, I wrote it for one reason and one reason only. No - two reasons. I wrote it to tell Willie about this historical thing that's happening, and I wrote it for ME, for the blog, because I've been thinking it for a very long time. I guess it is "timely", and I may send it off somewhere, but the other side of the coin is that it's really for HERE. So we'll see. But to everyone who commented, thank you.