Well, on the way to work, I told Keith, "Let's go to the newspaper office and get some more copies."
When the receptionist asked how many I wanted, I said, "Oh, a dozen."
But when we went around to the dock to pick them up, the man exclaimed, "I've got a lot of returns. I'll give you a lot." We ended up with 52!
Keith didn't want to mess with a lot of them. I did! It took quite awhile to fill out 42 entries—lunch time, break times and finally finishing them at the airport. Each required an original newspaper coupon and a separate, stamped envelope. Forty-three were mailed from Washington, DC.
Then we waited. Ed told his parents who said excitedly, "If you win more than one, we'll go with you!"
WELL, WE WON ONE!!
It was for a trip for two, in coach on a 747, leaving Dulles International Airport on March 30, 1984, with a three-night hotel stay and a return flight within a year.
Unfortunately, I was very busy at work. Therefore, I could only spend the weekend. But neither of us complained. A weekend in London would be splendid!
And on Friday, March 30, off we went. The British ambassador to the United States sent us off in a big ceremony. Ed wore a tux!
We had champagne.