Channeling our inner Bud Collyer, we shared several “true” stories with you in our November issues. Stories written, as always, by your fellow OLLI-USF members. “Honest Abe” honest. Totally truthful. Except when they weren’t.
We asked you to be our Kitty Carlisle, our Tom Poston, and tell us at the end of each issue whether the author had “told the truth” (and some had) or had tried to bamboozle you (which also happened). And as you voted, we kept score.
Using a complex mathematical formula that I think we learned in fifth grade, we converted the correct and incorrect votes into percentages and the percentages into numerical scores and, thus, a winner emerged.
Hang on a moment, while I open the sealed envelope. OK. Got it. Our grand prize winner and supreme plausible prevaricator is Joan Weaving. She will receive an impressive virtual Certificate, a brief moment of fame within the OLLI-USF community, and our eternal gratitude for participating. You can view the Award Ceremony by clicking on the image below.
While Joan was our overall winner, all of our contestants managed to fool some of you. In case you missed any of their stories, here they are with links and their degree of truthiness.
(For the most part, we ran two stories in each issue, so–after you click the link–you’ll have to scroll down for several of the stories.) — Editors
Jan Vaupel – Surprise FALSE
Joan Weaving – Chenawah FALSE
Thanks to all of them for participating, and thanks to all of you who voted.