If you haven’t read this book or seen the movie, I strongly suggest you do! Read the book first if you can get your hands on it. Apparently it’s difficult to find. I was fortunate enough to find it at a used book store.
It’s the remarkable journey of a woman who entered every contest she possibly could in order to support her family (10 kids!). It was written by her daughter. Now, this was waaaay back before computers. The contests weren’t just a random draw, either, she had to write jingles and such. You can read the actual contest entries in the book.
If you ever feel you’ve hit a contest slump or an economic hardship, this book (or movie) is sure to pick you up. The movie shows all 10 “kids” at the end.
This is a true, inspirational tale!