But, as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, so it is with great sadness that I must say goodbye to Cy. However, that means good news to someone out there who will get to keep it for a month or so. Which means . . .
Yes, it is that time again, so I will have a contest to see who Cy will visit next. The requirements that I will be placing on this contest is that you have had to comment on my blog and/or chosen to be a Follower. Anyone who has made a trade with me is automatically in the running, but needs to let me know that they are still around. That is a group that includes most of the bloggers that I read and feel I can trust to take care of this card and pass it on when it is time.
So, with that in mind, I will open up the bidding. No, you don't have to promise me an autographed Satchel Paige card in order to be the next caretaker, although it may help your chances. No, not really. What I would like to do is make this an easy one to accomplish. Post a comment here addressing the following:
- What have I done lately to better my community
Simple, isn't it? Well, that's the idea. This should be a simple contest. What I am looking for is a person of good character who has made an impact on their circle of influence. Have you volunteered? Do you help old ladies cross the street? Did you develop, in your spare time, a source of unlimited clean energy to power the world for the next several millenia?
Yes, it is totally subjective, and I will have the final say as to who gets the card. It is MY contest, after all. Winners will be announced at 10 PM on August 17th, since I am going away for a vacation for a week, so get your comment in by midnight on August 16th.
UPDATE: So that everyone knows that I practice what I preach, I volunteer through my job helping kids in elementary school as a mentor, doing whatever it takes to be a good influence in their lives. I coach my kids' sports teams, and I recycle and compost and grow my own vegetables. Not much, but it is my part in the big picture.
I hope that there a many comments, since that would restore my faith in humanity and card-collecting. Good luck, and get writing.