8:48 am - Saturday - November 28th - Seal Rock, OR - 43° F, 93% humidity (how can that be.....it's raining), wind 3 mph out of the east.....heavy cloud cover, drizzling, with a forecast high today of 51° F. On this date in 2012 I wrote the following missive and posted it to my blog:
TITLE: The Major Award
"No doubt if you have watched "A Christmas Story" a few times you will remember the iconic "Major Award" scene where Darren McGavin's character (The Old Man) won the "Leg Lamp", and how he proudly placed it on a table in front of a large bay window and then turned it on so passers by could share in his joy. Well Tuesday night Amazon had a contest for the picking crew. The top 20 work Camper Force pickers would have their names put in a hat and the winners would get a $5 gift card. Usually TLE is a winner in these contests in our family, however, for one brief shinning moment I was top dog in the Hockwald picking world......I won a $5 Kroger gift card! I must take time to thank all those in my life who made this moment possible, but I can't remember all their names right now.....:D My "Major Award" is not nearly as glamorous, or memorable, or even worthy of being displayed on a table in front of a bay window for all passers by to see, but it is MY MAJOR AWARD! On a side note.....did you know there is a website dedicated to selling this leg lamp? It's called "A Christmas Story House Gift Shop"!
Our evening at Amazon went quickly as it always does when we are stationed in HRV, but there will be no major awards this night. We work as a team and all get the glory when things go well, and I think they went very well last night. One notable fact from last night is that I set off the security alarm on the second level TWICE.....how quickly the Major Award winners fall!!! I guess my mind was still on my Major Award......lol!
The outside temps dropped, again, into the mid 20's so our walk home was fast paced. Three more days in this work week and then we only have 15 days of labor left before we begin our trek south to Florida. I wonder if anyone there will care about my Major Award? Probably not, but I can dream, can't I?"