Get to Know Our Blog Contributors

We thought it would be fun to share some of our childhood memories with readers of the blog. When you click over to the “contributors” sidebar on the right, you can read about how Dave Schramm idolized Bob Saget and would cry out for his protection in times of distress.

Or read about how Kristin Bushong was such a brilliant entrepreneur that she got the only investor in her business to buy back the entire inventory. You can read about my dear little sister or the time that Kim Emigh ironically stole from a TOY STORE (and now is an owning partner of one).

You can’t read about Jon Emigh’s childhood memories because he apparently doesn’t have any. (But you can check him out in his Midnight Cowboy costume.)

We all answered a few questions from the following list and now it’s your turn! In the comments section, share a short paragraph in response to one of our prompts for a chance to win a 5 dollar gift certificate to our online store! The contest will stay open until September 10th . We’ll notify the winner by email and make an announcement on September 13th.

• What is the coolest birthday party you had as a kid?
• What was your favorite book when you were 11½? Why?
• What was the coolest thing that ever happened while you were in elementary school?
• Tell us a little about your best friend when you were 8. What kinds of things did you do together?
• When you were little, what did you worry about at night while you trying to fall asleep?
• What was one of your strangest misconceptions about the world as a child?

This is the first contest that we’re trying on the blog and it should be a fun one. For extra entries after you answer a question, you can “like” us on facebook, subscribe for our email updates or follow us on twitter. Tell us which ones you are doing in the comments section. Keep reading for cooler and cooler prizes!

5 Responses to Get to Know Our Blog Contributors

  1. Andrea September 1, 2010 at 2:40 pm #

    I will answer “What is the coolest birthday party you had as a kid?” … I was a bit of a tomboy and I had an awesome birthday party at a indoor batting cage place! There were a lot of cool things for people that didn’t like swinging a bat, too. It was funny because it was pouring rain but it didn’t matter!

    I follow you on Facebook if you can please count me for two entries!!

  2. Jeff September 1, 2010 at 2:41 pm #

    When I was a child, my strangest misconception about the world was, by far, based on the way that household plumbing worked. I always imagined that there was a finite amount of water literally inside our walls. The drains took it in, the faucets let it out. I just could never reconcile clean versus dirty. I just remember picturing the walls with pipes as full of water. I still smile about this whenever I’m doing plumbing work around the house…

  3. Martha Davis September 1, 2010 at 2:51 pm #

    When I was little, I worried all the time about our home catching on fire and my mother dying. I’m not sure why my twin sister and I, who shared the same bed, fixated on the house fire because we had never been exposed to one, but we had our exit strategy all planned out. We were going to use our Betsy Wetsy dolls to break out the window (paint had sealed them shut) and climb out that way.

    Our mother was sick for as long as I can remember, so our fretting over her death was probably legitimate. We were fortunate to have our mother under we were 23 when she passed away from cancer. That’s been 31 years ago and I still miss her so much!

  4. Rose Reyes September 10, 2010 at 9:57 am #

    When I was a kid, the coolest thing that ever happened to me was that I stood up to my bullies and I prevailed. I was the goofy looking girl, awkward, but my brother was the object of everyone’s eye, he was a heartbreaker and when he broke hearts, I suffered. After suffering, I stood up to them girls and they didn’t bother me anymore.

  5. Christine W September 10, 2010 at 3:57 pm #

    One of my strangest misconceptions about the world as a child was why there was a sign outside of the Catholic church that we attended that said, “Stop for Pedestrians.” I asked my mom why they would have a sign that said Stop for Presbyterians outside of a Catholic church.

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