Thursday, July 31, 2008


Kelly of AMERICA AS SEEN BY KELLY has given me an award. Kelly has been a faithful reader of my blog and a great blogging friend. I have watched her blog site grow daily with interesting posts and new readers. Please visit Kelly and check out her blog. Thank you very much Kelly for this award. I am to pass this on to five bloggers and keep the award going. This was a very hard decision. Below are listed the five blogs I have chosen for an award.
First award goes to Clara over at Clara's Corner . Please visit Clara and check out all her photos and what she is up to in her daily life. She has been a great inspiration to me not only with her blogging but in my life. She is a very strong person and a great blogging friend. Thanks Clara for all your great comments on my blog.

Second I would like to give an award to Kate in Scotland and . . . . . . . . . SHAMBLES MANOR . . Kate and I have so much in common we think we might be long lost sisters! Kate has a wonderful sense of humor writes about her life, her grandchildren, and many other interesting subjects about her home. Please check out her blog and take a look at the grandchildren all dressed up in their kilts among other great pictures of her homeland. Thank you Kate for being my friend from afar.

Third award goes to Beth at Blue Ridge Blue Collar Girl . Please take a trip over to the Appalachian Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and visit with Beth and her family. Beth is a great writer and a fantastic photographer. Her nature pictures are just awesome. She is the "queen of puns" and her way with words will amaze you. Thank you Beth for allowing me to accompany you on your many walks and for your comments on my blog.

My fourth award goes to Teresa at Homemaker Under Construction. Teresa is a Kentucky girl like me. She lives in a house in the country that she and her husband built from the ground up by themselves. She has many interesting posts about this project and pictures of their house from start to finish. I have never met Teresa in person but actually knew her parents years ago.
Take a trip over to her blog and check out her life and times. Thank you Teresa for your many comments and for being another blogging friend.
And last but not least to Patsy at my life and times. Patsy is the "chicken lady". She has more chickens than anyone I ever heard of! She also likes to post the news and talk about politics.
She has great pictures of her garden and flowers. She has a Kentucky heritage and has traced her roots back to my home state. Go over and have a look at all the baby chicks. Thanks Patsy for all your comments on my blog.
I can only give out five awards but there are so many more on my list. I must make mention of a couple great blogs to visit such as Ginny at CHICKOWASCO Chatter and June at 70 Plus and Still Kicking. Both Ginny and June are writers. Ginny writes about her memories of days gone by and has published several books. June lives in Australia and has a writing blog besides the one mentioned above. Her short stories are wonderful. They are both just getting started as bloggers so please give them a visit!
My list of blogging friends is long and I wish I could mention all of them but any one you pick from my sidebar would be a great place to visit and make a new friend.
Please post the award on your blog and keep it going. Thanks again Kelly for thinking of me with this award and thanks to each and every one of you that are part of my blogging world. You are all like friends to me and I appreciate your comments and visits.


Amber Star said...

I'll get around to checking out the blogs you read. I'll bet they are really good ones. I enjoy your blog very much and am so glad you find mine worth looking at. :)

I have visited Kate's once or twice, but have been very busy lately.

I learned to knit when I was trying to quit smoking years ago. I'd forgotten how to knit, but quit the smokes 16 months ago and will not go back to them. TN said...

Hi Judy, Thanks for the award! I will be gone for the week-end and all next week I will have both of my grandsons! At the end of that week,(if I'm still alive LOL) I will keep the award going. Again....Thanks.....I enjoy your blog a lot!

Kate said...

Hi Judy, I have just keyed in and have just seen your lovely comments about my blog and would thank you so much for your kind words. Like you Judy I thoroughly enjoy blogging and think of blogging friends as being people whom I know as being real friends, not just 'folk of the ether'. Now me being a relative newcomer to this award I am not sure as to how it works and would therefore be glad if you could explain what happens now. I look forward to checking out the blogs you mentioned and will have a wee decco later on today.

Speak soon Judy, Cheers from the land of the tartan and haggis - Kate x.

Kelly said...

Judy, I laughed forever at your comment of Sott's bird! I think we are going to call him "little frogger" now!! (lol)

Kelly said...

I read each of your blog winners and they are great picks! Definite "winners"! I enjoyed them all and were great choices! I will definitely keep reading their blogs! Thanks for keeping it going and introducing me and others to their blogs!!! Great Job!!! Have a great weekend!!

patsy said...

thanks for the award.

Grannyann said...

Judy you were my first poster. Thanks!! I was wondering if anyone would ever read my blog. ( How unusual that we are both retired government employees. I enjoyed your blog and I am going to check out your favorite blogs. Come back and visit anytime.

Beth said...

Thank you so much, Judy, for your very kind words about my blog. I am honored that you chose me for this award.
And congratulations to you for your award! I have very much enjoyed reading your blog and I think that Kelly chose well in choosing you.
Thanks again, Judy.

June Saville said...

Hi again Judy
Thrilled about my mention among the 'runner-up' awards - thank you! You sent my very first comment and I'm another newish blogger who remains grateful for your generosity and encouragement. I might post just half a trophy on my site!
June in Australia

Margie's Musings said...

I have been reading your blog for a month and have really enjoyed all the wonderful information you have shared.

Nancy said...

I will try and visit the sites that you mentioned in all my spare time--ha ha! Congratulations on your award!

Rachel said...

Congratulations on your award. I'll have to check out some of those blogs that I don't read.

I have to say that I LOVE your music!! Great gospel songs!

Rachel said...

Still listening to your music as I moved on to answer e-mails and such! I had never heard that song by Patty Loveless "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive!"

Eastern Ky I can relate to! I was born in Owsley Co.

Amber Star said...

Judy...when I came this time Joan Baez was singing and I knew the voice so well. Finally went to the bottom and saw it was her. I was such a fan a long time ago. Good to hear her again.

I think we have very similar tastes in is Down to the River to Pray from "Oh Brother"

Kate said...

Yeah Amber that too is one of my favourites. Judy I have just watched the video abouth wee ones swimming, it's such a great idea to teach them young like that, gonna pass it on to others - Thanks for posting about it-Kate x.

Leigh said...

Congrats on your award mom! I love your blog!!