Well, I got a call back on my Library Adult Writing Contest submission. Remember the one that was giving me fits? Here's the phone call:
Lady: Mrs. X, you won Honorable Mention #3 for the Library Adult Writing Contest in the Personal Essay category!
Lady: Honorable Mention is good. There were a lot of entries.
Lady: We will be having a reception to honor the winners, did you get the post card?
Me: Yes--um, did you say Honorable Mention #3?
Me: (Huh?) What exactly does that mean?
Lady: There is a first and second place; then we number place the Honorable Mentions and you are #3. It is still a great honor.
Me: (You've said that twice and I'm beginning to wonder...) Yes, well, I wasn't trying to say it wasn't; I just didn't understand.
Lady: (Sweetly) I've been writing for a long time and I've never won anything. So, once again, congratulations!
Me: (That was nice) Thank you. Good-bye.
So, levels in Honorable Mention--who would have thought it? Oh, well...I'll take it!