Write an essay A Different Kind Of Winner. Use details from the story to support your answer.
Write a Multi – paragraph essay in which you tell which lesson better fits the story “A Different Kind Of Winner”. Use details from the story to support your answer.
At the end of the day yesterday, I tried not to get my hopes up as I looked at my phone.
All day long I had tried to NOT think about the fact that the Rose City Yarn Crawl prizes would be announced at some time today. I tried NOT to check my personal email. ( I might have peeked once or twice) but, locked in my cupboard, my phone was off limits until the end of the day.
After the kids left I undid the lock. A couple of years ago I broke the lock on the door, so now, I secure it with a fancy combination of an old choke collar and my locker padlock from high school. I got it in 1978 and I still know the combo. That’s an accomplishment of sorts, I thought as I slid the chain from the handles. It always makes such a nice satisfactory sound. I bet most people don’t have the padlock, let alone remember the combo.
I pulled the phone from my bag. No messages announcing I was a winner. And none came as I drove home or after I walked through the front door. I tried not to feel disappointed. I fed Lucy and myself. I checked my email and before too long, I was fine.
I have the yarn I bought on the yarn crawl ( plus a whole lot more in my stash).
I have a super cute basset hound.
I have my high school padlock and still remember the combination – and that is a whole different kind of winning.