Now, before I announce the winner, let me tell you it is a total coincidence that I know the winner. Ok? This wasn’t rigged! An early commenter, Sandy, suggested Blanca and I was totally sold on that name until this afternoon. Several people had suggested Adele and that kept sticking with me. I glanced at the painting a few times today and I knew Adele was her name. It just fit. So, I ran a search to see who the first person to suggest it was and…
It was Layla!
I know my grain sack is going to a super good home! Thanks so much to all who participated…850 entries! I read each one and loved the stories about farms and grandmothers and beloved aunts and sweet dairy cows. It helped me get to know you a bit more. We’ll have to do this again some time!
Can you believe this was at a yard sale? A YARD SALE?!? For $10.00!!! Really. Anyway, I don’t know what in the world I’ll do with it, but it’s a really neat piece of history, it’s almost 100 years old and I just couldn’t stand the thought of it going to a thrift store or in the trash.
Just an update, I called the curator at the National WWI Museum to see if they would be interested in this bag. I’m not sure if they will, but it was worth asking. Thanks for the suggestion!