I was so thrilled to open up my Facebook and find a message from Becky Jamison nominating me for the "Puckerbrush Award"! Becky herself has a wonderful blog called, "Grace and Glory" which is very delightful to read. I like how personal and heart rendering her stories are and feel like I have known her forever. It thrills me that she thought of me to nominate me for the award.
Here is the explanation of the award, its origin, and purpose:
"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."
I will like to pass on this award to the following bloggers who themselves have charmed me, informed me and for their creativity, and interesting topics!
1. Family Tales Andrea Christman
2. Genealogy Roots Blog Joe Beine
3. Lineage Keeper Lee Drew
4. Roger's Ramblings Roger Moffat5. Attic Treasures (Not sure who writes this)
6. Elyse's Genealogy Blog Elyse Doerflinger
7. Bits and Pieces Les
8. Ancestor Tracking Mary Beaulieu
9. 100 Years in America Lisa
10. Claudia's Genealogy Blog Claudia