Friday, July 11, 2008

One thousand

Writing of Stillmeadow Sampler, Gladys Taber says:

This book is really a letter to my friends, especially those I have never seen or met... Every day of living on my forty acres in New England seems to bring forth something I wish to share, so I write it down.

I could use exactly these words about the "letters" I write in this blog. I'm taking the occasion of the 1000th letter, to offer a present to one of my dear readers. I am going to buy someone a book by Gladys Taber. It probably won't be new because it is almost impossible to find new editions. It doesn't matter where you live. If your name is drawn, and you live overseas, I'll happily send it to you.

1. To be entered in the drawing, please leave a comment on this post July 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, or 16.
2. On Thursday morning, July 17, each name will be put in a cap, and I'll draw one winner.

30 comments:

  1. One thousand...Congratulations!! I have loved reading your letters, and I've so enjoyed all the Gladys Taber quotes you've included, so please put my name in the cap! Thanks.

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  2. Oh boy! please put my name in the cap! All the Gladys Tabor books I read long ago were from the library, in fact, that's how I found her, just browsing the stacks. Thank you for the fun contest!

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  3. When I read that quote, I was sure that you had written it--it sounds just like your posts--the sharing of your pleasant life in our beautiful Northern New England.

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  4. Can't resist a book giveaway! And congratulations on your 1000th blogpost. Every one a gem!

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  5. 1000 letters! Auspicious! Keep up the great writing and sharing.

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  6. Congratulations on hitting the milestone -- and by doing so with classy, enjoyable posts each and every time.

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  7. Congratulations and celebrations - one thousand times! I love reading your letters - please keep on writing.

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  8. 1,000 letters congratulations on that not so small endeavor!! I have so enjoyed visiting your Blog every day since I found it. Please put my name in the cap for the book drawing I love Gladys Taber!

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  9. I've not read any Gladys Taber at all, but I do love your quote on the sidebar by her. And I do love a contest-thank you!

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  10. Congrats on reaching 1000 'letters', I'm just approaching 100 and thought that was quite good. LOL. I've never read anything by Gladys Taber so would love to be included in the draw, if you're posting overseas. If not, no problem.

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  11. Congratulations!
    I have no idea how many posts I've written, except that it must be far from 1000, I must check that later.
    I've never read anything by Gladys Taber — I hadn’t even heard about her until you mentioned her on your blog — but knowing how outrageous the overseas postage are I understand if you won't put my name in the cap.
    Margaretha

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  12. This quote is just perfect for bloggers. I do look forward to your letters Nan. Congrats on the 1000th letter written.

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  13. Oh, I love your blog, and love Gladys Taber. Please include me!

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  14. My goodness, 1000 letters! And to think you weren't too sure about this whole blogging thing. ;)

    I've never read anything by Gladys Taber and I need to rectify that. You may add me to the drawing. Thank you, Nan! And thank you for all the wonderful letters and friendship over the years. Keep 'em coming!

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  15. You may enjoy my Gladys Taber website. Almost all of her books are available there.

    http://stillmeadowshoppe.spaces.live.com/

    Blair Frodelius

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  16. Nan, your blog is just amazing. I'm so pleased I followed the link from Classical Caling.
    I haven't read Gladys Taber, but I would love to so please put my name in the hat!
    Have you read In Search of England by H.V. Morton? It's a nostalgic look at England before the huge changes that took place in the last 80 or so years.
    Congratulations on your 1000 th letter, well done.Annette

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  17. I'd love to be included in the draw....read your blog daily, and love getting a real feeling of living in New Hampshire. I'm in the Cotswolds, U.K.

    Always have trouble with Google comments, so I'll go with anon.........C.B.

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  18. Congratulations! 1 000 is pretty much the number of titles I've added to my "must read"-list since I became a regular visitor of your blog. I can't remember how I found my way to your lovely letters. I'm glad I did, I keep coming back daily. Thank you for the beautiful photos, too.

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  19. She dropped her name shyly into the hat, then turned and scurried back out of cyberspace...

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  20. 1000th letter.....congratulations! Thanks for letting me know as you also well know, I love Gladys Taber and cannot get her books easily. I am not keeping up well with all my blogging comments but hope to do better soon. I need to slow down a bit. Hope you are well!

    Hugs ~
    Heidi

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  21. I would just love a Gladys Taber to make it's way across the Pond to Devon! And many, many congratulations. Not only that, the day lilies are just wonderful! Please, please pick me! My mother was called Gladys. Her parents called her that because after three boys they were Glad she was a girl!
    Margaret Powling

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  22. Congratulations on reaching your 1000th post! I enjoy reading about your life in New England and would love to read more about the area in Gladys Taber's book. Please count me in.

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  23. Congrats!!

    I actually don't comment much, as I get your blog in an RSS feed on my Livejournal page, but I read each one. I especially love your Sunday Stroll posts - today's is especially lovely. I hope to live in such a setting one day. For now, stuck in suburbia...

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  24. I have never read any Gladys Taber so I would love to try one.

    I first came accross blog last year sometime. I not quite sure how, it was probably going from one blog to another. But you have remained one of my favourites finding your blog interesting and varied. My Amazone wish list bears witness to many of your recemmendations. My favourtie authors being female from the early 1900s.

    Many Thanks

    Jennifer Dee

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  25. 1000? Oh my, I don't think I'll ever post that many times. Nan, I'd love to be in your drawing (even though I feel a bit greedy having won one recently!). I love the photo of your kitty in the tub. Priceless!

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  26. How did I miss this? I would love a chance to read this. Thank you, Nan!

    And really? 1,000? Not bad at all! :)

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  27. Congratulations on 1,000 (plus now) lovely posts. I so enjoy hearing of your life and the wonderful pictures you share. Please add my name to the draw, as Gladys Taber is one of my favourite authors. And here's to thousands more posts to brighten our world. :) Stacey in Kansas

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  28. 1000 is a real hallmark! Well done. I enjoy my pleasant strolls through your site so much, and I can see I've fallen way behind. However, I'd love it if you'd toss my name in the hat with the rest -- I adore Taber's writing and yet don't have a single book of hers, so...fingers crossed. :)

    The lilies in your header photo are stunning -- orange, especially in combination with blue -- is one of my very favorite combinations in the garden. :)

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  29. Congratulations on your 1000th!
    I would love to be entered in your drawing, if I'm not too late!!
    Thanks,
    Pam

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  30. Your blog grounds me--even though I found it it cyberspace. I stumbled upon it when I hit on the name of a favorite author, and your "tastes" (from Sunday supper recipes to Mrs. Bale-as-weather-woman) have never failed me. My husband and I courted each other via letters, so they go to the heart of things, yes? Here's to the next 1000!

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