Sunday, June 7, 2009

Puckerbrush Blog Award~ Thank you Becky

Once again I have received an award that I hardly feel worthy of but am very grateful and surprised! Thank you Becky at Grace and Glory, you are so very sweet, and gave this to me at a time that I needed a smile on my face! In another post I will fill all in on events but I have had alot on my plate and my Mom was back in the hospital again, much more serious this time around.

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.


Becky Thompson said...

Gini, you certainly deserve this award. You're an outstanding blogger and write very interesting posts! I agree with you about the genea-blogging family. They seem to stick by us thru thick and thin. My own family does not read my blog, but my genea-blogging friends are so faithful and uplifting and supportive. I've drawn strength from them (and you). I'm sorry to hear of the stress with your mom. You're all in my prayers. My dad is doing so much better. I pray for the same for your mother. You sure are due for a break!!! Just hang on--better days are right around the corner. You have incredible strength. And congratulations on the award.

Leah Kleylein said...

Gini, thank you so much!!! What a treat! :-)

geneabloggers said...


I've been thinking of you and your Mom - I hope things do improve and as Becky said you all are in my thoughts and prayers each day. Thanks so much for the shout-out and I think you hit the nail on the head in your description of the geneablogging community!

Thomas MacEntee

Leah Kleylein said...

Hi Gini! You aren't adding any stress to me!! Believe me, this is the fun stuff, doing all this genealogy stuff, I just don't have enough hours in the day after work and obligations. Dumb old work always gets in the way! :-) Take care of yourself, I am thinking of you and your mom...

Tammy Renee said...

Thank you for the award. Your so sweet taking time out and thinking of others, with all that's going on in your life. You defiantly deserve this award. God bless you and your family. All of you are in our prayers here.

Elizabeth O'Neal said...

Hi Gini,

Thank you for thinking of me - like you said in your post, it came at a time when I really needed a smile on my face. The geneablogger community is full of the best people on earth!

My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Mothers are very special people.


Robin said...

What an Honor! And to think you were afraid of starting this up....!