As I have said before, the Genea-blogger family is an incredible group and at times I feel closer to them than my own family! We know each other and get each other! Many more deserve this award far more than I do, I have barely contributed, but I am very grateful that Becky has given this award to me, she has been one that has stuck by me as well as Cheryl at Heritage Happens and Thomas at Destination: Austin Family, like Becky, Thomas is my mentor too, what an incredible person and one that we all have learned so much from. If it weren't for Cheryl at Heritage Happens, I would not be here, she has been an incredible amount of support and makes sure I am taken care of! Thank you all, you have all received this award and so I will pass this on to 10 others that I follow daily and learn from and make a difference in my life and blog. I hope one day that I too will be able to contribute and make a difference to others. I am very grateful for being able to be a part of this Genea-blog family, thank you to all of you.
The award was created in honor of genealogy blogger Janice Brown by Terry Thornton, author of "Hill Country of Monroe County, Mississippi", who explained that "Janice told us all about the word 'puckerbrush' in an article she posted August 27, 2007 at "Cow Hampshire". Terry elaborated a bit further in a comment: 'On any land allowed to go fallow and left untended, a wild assortment of wild plants grow – in some areas, this wild growth results in such a thicket of plants that it is almost impossible to push your way through the growth. So it is with the growth of blogs --- so many that it is impossible to read them all. But in the puckerbrush eventually a few plants/trees become dominant and influence all who view them through the thick surrounding puckerbrush. And it is those outstanding blogs whose influence spreads beyond just the surrounding rabble of puckerbrush that I'm honoring.' Terry issued this challenge: Henceforth these awards will be called the Janice Brown Puckerbrush Blog Award for Excellence. All blog authors are hereby challenged to name the ten blogs which have influenced their writing the most and list them as a tribute to Janice --- the Janice Brown Puckerbrush Blog Awards for Excellence.
To the next 10 that very much deserve this award~
Leah at Random Notes
Tammy at Whos your Daddy
Cindy at Everythings Relative
Becky at Kinexxions
Elizabeth at Little Bytes of Life
Terri at The Ties That Bind
Sheri at Twig Talks
Jessica at Jessica's Genejournal
Janet at Janet the Researcher
Cheryl at Two Sides of the Ocean
Thank you for contributing, helping, and making a difference.