When I left you, dear reader, you were begging among yourselves for a chance to win Deb Trotter's gorgeous purse. Well, I have to say this was quite the contest, an event elevated by world class begging among several avid candidates. You may want to go read some of the begging comments as they are clever and hilarious. Needless to say, Deb and I really got a kick out of this. So much fun!
To continue the spirit of fun and to also ensure neutral decision making, I enlisted the help of two trusted aids - my grandsons, Aidan and Ian.
After seeing all the entries, the boys talked about the situation briefly and quickly developed a plan as to how they would perform their role as judges.
Aidan, age 8, the extremely meticulous one (son of 2 engineers), decided that a chart was needed. As we spread all the entries on the floor, he started his chart. Each Begger was assigned a code that was written horizontally across the bottom of the page. As I read the Begs out loud, the boys ranked them up vertically, giving an 'x' for a poor beg and an 'o' for a good beg. As the Begger did additional Begging, the rankings continued to build and we could quickly see a real competition developing among several people.
|Aidan's Spreadsheet of Beggers & Begs|
|The boys discussing the merits of Begs|
So.......without further ado, the winner......Jill Berry. Woo hoo!!