My surprise partner is.. ta, ta, da DA! Diane Chandler, from Middleton, TN! And here is what she had to say.
"Hi Mary, I am Diane from Middleton, TN. My small hometown is about 65 miles east of Memphis. We are very rural, so I have chosen to send articles from my "region" of TN. I hope you enjoy them! I have made a list above and have included an article with each item. It will be self-explanatory. I am a widow, having just lost my husband of 34 years in January. We have no living children. So I am learning to be alone. My blog address is http://auntdisexperimentallife.blogspot.com whew! Have a great day and enjoy your dream job."
1.) Fridge Magnet-Elvis of course! Once I saw Tennesee, I expected my Elvis to be in the box!
2.) Altoid Mints - National Bird Dog Museum
3.) Note cards and pencil - My kids had the big question? "Whats a bird dog?" made for some internet research. We did learn that this is not a bird dog! This is a sneaky dog who's not supposed to be in the house.
4.) Tennessee Peweter plate - How did Diane know I totally dig plates?
5.) Pink Palace Museum Tee - Perfect P.J. size too.
6.) Original 'Olga King' necklace (article enclosed) *Olga originals are worn by many local celebrities (i.e. TV personalities, etc.) in Memphis and Nashville as well as in Atlanta. She is a friend and did something JUST FOR YOU! OMGsh!! This is soooo beautiful. An original, I am so excited!!
Thank you Diane for your awesome swap! I am looking forward to getting to know you. I think my blogger buddies will agree that there is no reason for anyone to feel alone in blogger-land. Give Diane a visit!
"Small Town by John Cougar Mellencamp"