CONTEST WINNER

This was tough…REALLY, REALLY tough.
So many great entries…so many wonderful and heartfelt thoughts about Forrest’s chase…

We finally have a winner…

jonsey1
jonsey1 on September 17, 2016 at 11:27 am said:
The best part? Forrest and the HOPE he continues to spring….like the smell of fresh baked cookies or snow days. 🙂 Whether it’s the next rock to lift, next page we turn, or lesson we learn….we look forward to it. F reminds us of what it’s like to anticipate.

AND

a runner up…

Ken in Georgia
Ken in Georgia on September 18, 2016 at 6:55 am said:
The Chase has helped me channel my inner chipmunk.

 

Both will get a Fennboree map…and thanks for all the entries…
Reading thru them really made me feel great about being a searcher…
You guys are alright…

 

 

57 thoughts on “CONTEST WINNER

  1. Congrats.
    I knew I was at a disadvantage for the start… Me? 50 word limit ~ pfffft. And apparently my bribe never made it to the judges on time. I should have used PayPal instead of snail mail.
    You will return to sender, right? I could use that 5 bucks.
    lol… was I even in the top ten guys?

  2. Congratulations jonsey1 and Ken! The anticipation for Fresh baked cookies and embracing our inner chipmunk are really lovely images. Good job!

  3. Congratulations to the winner, Jonsey. I love your thoughts about Forrest. All entries made me stop and think, or just chuckle. Ken in Georgia aka “Dances with Chipmunks”

  4. Congrats to you both, Jonsey, I think thats the first thing of yours I’ve ever understood, guess my inner chipmunk is owl bait.

  5. Holy Cannolis! What an awesome surprise- made my day πŸ™‚ Ken- yours was a favorite of mine. I’d be glad to send your inner chipmunk an unsigned map if you think he confuse it with lunch. Just lemme know if you don’t have one already. Thanks again guys. Cheers!

  6. jonsey1 Aren’t you a smart cookie. Someone said we’re dealt 4 cards and a joker. You played the old olfactory card. Who could out-play that ? Nicely done, Congrats to you and Ken.

  7. Congrats to Jamie and Ken,,,and thank you to DAL and Goofy for outstanding judgemanship. I enjoyed reading all the entries as well.

  8. Congratulations Jonsey and Ken. I tried but 50 word limit was so hard. But I’m really happy for you both…Grrrrrrr lol :)))
    Timothy….

  9. Congratulations to the winners. I have no doubt Forrest has inspired many to get out and enjoy life.
    I have thanked him many times since first reading TTOTC. I have lurked here for several years now and would like to thank him again, here for others to read. The Chase came to me during a career crossroads and helped me make positive life changing decisions. At the time I had just finished another book that tells the story of a young woman finding her place in the world and she has the same kind of courage that Forrest demonstrated throughout his life. A boldness to step out of comfort zones and into the world; a first step that most people find difficult. And a key ingredient for personal success and happiness. I wish I had understood that at a much younger age, but it’s never too late.

    In addition to waking up a little courage in me the Chase helped reunite me with my love of fishing and the outdoors. It motivated me to take my son on mountain adventures we otherwise would have only dreamed about. My life is on a much better path thanks to inspiration I found in Forrest’s stories.

    So, thank you Forrest, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s better off having stepped into the Chase.

    And excuse me for posting on this thread, but I knew I couldn’t make the 50 word limit on the other thread.

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