10th Anniversary Giveaway!

On April 30th, it will be ten years since the "W2LJ - QRP - Do More With Less" blog was born.

In appreciation for all who read this blog, I am going to give something away to one lucky reader. I have a new, mint condition, unused, complete sheet of fifty United States Amateur Radio stamps, issued in 1964 on the 50th Anniversary of the ARRL - Scott #1260. I am going to have the sheet matted and framed - ready for display on some deserving shack wall. All I ask is that you send an e-mail to w2lj@arrl.net - entitled "Blog Anniversary Giveaway". Include your name, call sign and mailing address.

Any Amateur Radio op worldwide can enter. I will package and ship the framed stamps to any destination that the United States Post Office will accept.

The names and call signs will be loaded into a software program such as RandomPicker on April 30th and a winner will be determined. The winner will be announced here, and then the framed stamps will be posted.

Good luck, and thank you for reading!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

A post that I agree with .....totally!

I was going down the blogroll; and I see in "Ripples in the Ether" where Jason NT7S and his lovely fiance', Jennifer will be getting married in a few days. He came across a quote by Benjamin Franklin about "Choosing a Mistress" which would probably be better titled, "Choosing a Partner".

I read the quote, which he posted, and have to agree with it totally. Personally, I do not know where I would be without my lovely wife, Marianne. Later this year, we will be celebrating our 11th wedding anniversary. There are times that I could swear we were just married a couple of years ago; that's how fast time has gone by.

It's corny, I know, but just like the line from "Jerry McGuire", my wife DOES complete me. She is everything to me; and is without a doubt, not only my wife; but my best friend, too. Together we are raising a family; and I often confess that I don't know where I would be without them. Marianne, Cara and Joey are my anchor, my safe harbor. When things get tough (often enough) my thoughts turn to them; and sure enough, in a little while, everything falls into perspective.

Congratulations, Jason and Jennifer. My family and I wish you the best and many, many happy years together.

73 de Larry W2LJ

1 comment:

Jason said...


Sorry it took me so much time to get back here, but thank you very much for the kind words! We had a wonderful wedding and I'm a happy guy!

Jason NT7S