Friday, June 1, 2012

A Lovely Blog Award

This was given to me by a lovely lady, Jo Henderson, who lives in Canada and when I looked up "lovely" in the dictionary, trying to be more creative, I read that one of the meanings is "enjoyable, delightful," which describes Jo's blog @  Thank you, Jo.

The rules are:
1.  name and thank the blogger
2.  List 7 facts about yourself
3. Award 15 other bloggers this award
4.  enjoy

I realize that not everyone I listed wants to do this.  It does take time, etc.  Because of the title, I hesitated to give this to any men except Mark koopemans who is a stay-at-home dad of three boys and who could use all the encouragement he can get.  Other bloggers I admire do not have a connection I can use.  I don't know how to do the "blogger friends" thing.

Seven Facts About Myself

1.  met my husband at my 20th High School Reunion
2.  have two sons, a step-daughter, and four grandsons and a great sister!
3.  went back to college in my 40's, graduated with honors, did student teaching in Winchester, England, taught high school in Los Angeles
4.  books, art, opera, Mozart, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, folk music, country/western, the mountains, travel, cooking and history are some of my interests
5.  secret vice--shelter magazines, and Vogue (only vices I can discuss here)
6.  what I miss about not being young, the "second look" and the energy I had
7.  am first generation, Russian, both parents were born in Russia

One more thing:  Love mysteries set in other countries, Japan, France, England, Iceland, South America 

15 Bloggers--to select, highlight blog address, then right click and choose "Go To..."



  1. congrats--and i had to get my daughter to help me with the names haha---i bet you get many second looks still---sounds like a very full life!

    1. oh haha i would have asked her, but it looks like ya got it now--seriously if you need anything that she can ever help with just "holler"---thanks for the lovely award!:)

    2. Thanks for the tech offer. I may take you up on it. I have so much to learn and am hesitant to push unknown keys and make everything disappear.

  2. Do you think you could ask your daughter to help me? :)

  3. Congrats on your award! I love that you met your husband at your 20th high school reunion! I enjoyed getting to know you better! Julie

    1. I like the idea of writing from a picture/photo prompt on your blog; I may try it. Great beach story, BTW.

  4. LOL :)

    Thanks for making me the "special" man of the group... you made my day and I will definitely pass this forward :)

    (Walks away... still laughing :)

    1. You are the special man of the group! We should all drop in from time to time to see how you are doing. I have to say though, as the mother of two sons, and grandmother to four boys, boys are easier. Boys forgive and forget, not girls. But there is a down-side--"A son is a son until he takes a wife, a daughter is your daughter for all of your life."

    2. True that. However, coming from a small family of all boys... at least I understand my wee lads better :)

  5. One thing, my last name is Wake, Google wouldn't accept it which is why my blog address includes Henderson.

    1. Jo, you were great to include names in your list of bloggers for the award, I could not even manage that. Thanks again.

  6. Thanks - I consider myself lucky and blessed to have a great sister too!

  7. Thank you so much! I'm honored. I'm working on my post right now. I have a commitment for tomorrow - since I won the word scramble I got to pick the topic for Nicole's Madlab Post ( Monday Movie Meme, so I'll put up my award post on Tuesday. Again, I really appreciate it.
    Tina @ Life is Good
    Post A-Z Road trip!

  8. Thank you for thinking of me! I will have this in my Monday post. I think it's so neat that you met hubby at the reunion. What fun! Though I went to school with my hubby, we never would have dated had we not worked together.

  9. Tina and Shannon: So helpful to have you as editors during the A-Z Challenge, plus reading your posts! One thing about marrying someone from your high school class is that when you go to your reunions, one of you is not bored (usually).

  10. loverofwords, Thanks for the award, BUT I'll have to pass. There are several reasons.

    As you said in your introduction above:
    "I realize that not everyone I listed wants to do this. It does take time, etc."

    That's me. No thanks. See tab at top of my blog page: 'OPT OUT' where I said as much. I'll drop by your blog every now and then, but count me out of the games.

  11. It's OK, DG. Weeks ago during the challenge, I received an award, and I just could not think about doing it, but since that sweet lady in Canada mentioned me for this one, I thought I would complete the request. Yes, it does take time and not everyone is interested but. . . .One thing it can do is to tell the receiver that I admire your writing which I do.

  12. Thanks for understanding. I'll be commenting on your current post.

  13. Thanks so much for the award! Much appreciated. I'll be working on a post soon :)

  14. Congratulations on your award! You deserve it. Your writing is indeed lovely.

    Thank you for linking my blog and giving me the award as well. (I do want to let you know that my proper blog name and link has the word "blog" in it:
    The other domain name of just mothers of brothers was already taken and is not me. But maybe that is who you were giving the award to?!)

    Have a great day. :)