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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Funny Story about "RITA girl"

If you read this blog regularly, you already know I was honored with a RITA award last week from Romance Writers’ of America. The after-celebration has been fantastic—lots of cards, calls, emails, flowers, even pink champagne! But life has a way of keeping us humble. Let me share a funny story that happened on the Monday after the award program.

The local florist telephoned and asked if I was the “Linda Goodnight who had just had a baby”. After some sputtering and rather hysterical laughter, I said no. She was puzzled because she couldn’t find any other Linda Goodnight in the phone directory and needed an address in order to deliver the flowers. I asked if perhaps an error had been made because I’d just won a rather major award and it was possible that someone might send me some flowers. The florist replied, “Let me read the card.”

It said, “Congratulations on the RITA, girl. We are so happy for you.”

The florist had assumed I had just had a baby girl named Rita! So I told her to bring the flowers on out and I’d introduce her to my baby girl named RITA.

She and I had a great laugh when she arrived with my bouquet compliments of my OKRWA chapter.

Oh, and here’s a shot of my baby girl with her flowers.

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Blogger Denise said...

Linda, congrats on your "baby. At least Rita doesn't demand middle of the night feedings or diaper changes.

She looks great beside the flowers.


August 13, 2008 at 6:27 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Great story! Beautiful flowers. And isn't it wonderful that your RITA sleeps through the night!

Enjoy it my friend!!!!

August 13, 2008 at 7:59 AM  
Blogger Ellen said...

And isn't it wonderful that the flower delivery person had a good attitude about the mistake. Congratulations on baby girl RITA.

August 13, 2008 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger Brandy said...

Love this story! Congratulations on your "baby", RITA! *G*

August 13, 2008 at 2:32 PM  
Blogger Linda Goodnight said...

Thanks ya'll. It's great to have a 'baby' that doesn't require diapers, too!

Linda g

August 13, 2008 at 3:22 PM  
Blogger Virginia said...

Congrats on your new baby girl. I had a good laugh out of this one. I can see how it happened.

August 13, 2008 at 6:54 PM  
Blogger CrystalGB said...

Congrats on your baby girl Linda.

August 15, 2008 at 6:27 AM  
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