Wished for money in the mail

From our February 2014 issue

Hi Editors:

Thanks for the $50 cheque! My name was chosen as a winner for submitting a story last spring. The day I picked it up, my neighbour remarked that I had a lot of mail and she didn’t get any.

Among my mail was a request from the local hospital, other requests for donations, and one saying if I ordered from them, I might win $1,000 a month for life.

I remarked that, just once, I would get something in the mail that was money. Lo and behold, there was a cheque for me! Did I use it to answer all the requests – no – I used it to balance my budget.

– Dorothy (Miller) Hunsley, Mississauga, Ont.