Saturday, September 6


I so enjoy all of my blogging friends. On September 8th, I will have been blogging here at Blogspot for an entire year. When I made my blog there is no way I could have known all the wonderful friendships that I would make in such a short time. I'd like to thank Everyone for their comments, kind words and support over the last year. In honor of your friendship, I would like to award you with the Autumn Friends Award. This is for all of you who have commented and visited with me. I hope you enjoy it. This award can be passed on if you wish.

Over the course of the year, I have made some very special blogging friends. These are people who not only visit my blog but those who I communicate with on a regular basis. The award above is for those special friends and is a gift. It is not meant to be passed on.

Hootin' Anni- Thank you, Anni for my beautiful autumn blog banner and background.

Pea's Corner - Pea and I have met in real life.

Bears in Exile

In the Land of the Living Skies

Kitty Justice

Samaritan Women

Tina's Odds and Ends

Renie Burghardt's World

Diane's Place

Talk to Grams

Shorty Bear's Place

Down River Drivel

Thank you, Ladies, for being such special friends. I don't know how I managed before I met all of you.

Be sure to stop by and visit these sweet ladies. They are all very special.

~Blessings, Mary~


  1. Heyyyyy it's still Friday here!! lol Hello my sweet friend:-) I just LOVE your new banner and background...I'm telling you, that Anni of ours is one special lady and soooo talented!!!

    Oh Mary, thank you so much for both award buttons...I thank God the day that I first met you online and then in person. You truly are the definition of "friend" and I treasure our friendship. Love you! xoxo

  2. Hi Mary. Oh my what a adorable button!

    The friendship one is so special and you are special to me too!!! I am so happy I came across your blog last fall. You had a wonderful post about growing up on a farm or visiting one when you were a young girl. It took me back to my childhood and I knew right that minute I would be comming back to this blog over and over!!!

    Your E- mails to me when the days are dark and I am having a hard time have been so appreciated! You have made it easier to keep on keeping on with someone who is like Nancy. Thank you!
    Thank you for the buttons! I am proud to have them both. Love and hugs Grams

  3. Oh Mary, thank you so much for the awards. I absolutely love them.

    I feel that the friendship we have forged is one of the nicest things about blogging.

    God bless.

  4. Congats to you and all the other ladies!! Wow a whole year of blogging is a real accomplishment-I know you've brought joy to many-including me!

  5. It has been fun getting to know you to. I have met so many of my blogging friends over the last 3 years that i have been blogging. Congrats on your almost 1 year anniversary..Sandy

  6. Congratulations on your award, Mary! Special friends is what makes blogging so much fun!

  7. Congrats Mary, it is my pleasure and honor to blog with you:) God Bless.

  8. Congratulations on the 1st year. Also thanks for you visits to my blog and all the kind words. They are appreciated.

    I’m supposed to be mostly retired but the small construction business I started has taken off too strong. Long work days followed by paperwork has kept me from visiting your blog as much as I would like too.

    I hope you have a great weekend.


  9. I'm honored by the awards, Mary. I'll display them proudly on my awards page. Thank you so much, and thank you for being my friend.

    Congratulations on (almost) a year of blogging here at Blogger. It was a good day when our blogging paths crossed, and a real blessing to get to know you.

    Bless Anni for the lovely banner and background she made for you!

    Happy weekend, dear Mary. :o)

    Love and hugs,


  10. Thanks girl friend! What a sweet award........ You are one of my dearest friends here in the blog world.... be out here in the country and never anyone around, I sure do love being able to talk to you ........ I am much better today and Mother goes to Dr next week.... I will get out in the blog land tomorrow and I have a post almost ready....... I am thinking of you and your Aunt May tonight.............

    Love ya!

  11. I am glad I have found your blog. You've taught me so much already and I'm looking forward to your many years of blogging. I wonder what I'm going to learn next from you.

  12. Good, good happy Saturday morning to you dear Mary!!

    Thanks so much for the friendship award and the cutest Autumn special award ---it's been my privilege to have found you online through blogging! You're a generous, loving, kind kind of lady the world needs! Wish there were more like you around for us. The world needs you!!

    You're a treasure. I'm very glad to have you blogging. And an anniversary to celebrate at that! congrats on the year of blogging!!

    I'll put the lovely gifts up on my blog with pride and joy.

    ~your friend [lifelong]

  13. Mary,

    Thank you kindly for including me in the beautiful award. I love it. Congratulations on one year of blogging. You have one great blog, where people really feel welcome. Happy blogging! Happy weekend!

    Love and Hugs,


  14. I love your new fall look, dear Mary!
    And what a cute button!!! Congratulations on your first anniversary! (It almost seems as though you've been blogging so much longer!)

  15. Well, I know two of the ladies...and you are right...they are special.
    I thank God for all the women here in blogdom...don't know how I would have made it through some of the times I have been through without them.
    We have a precious jewel here..don't we?

  16. Isn't blogging great!
    I sure learn and met all sorts of neat people and will continue blogging.
    I real don't think I'll run out of things to say.

    If you have the time stop on in and the coffee is on.

  17. Thank you so much, Mary. Your Blog is truly a nice little "nook" where I can go and read all kinds of things and a sharing place where I gain more information about working with our autistic grandkids to flowers/plants -all kinds of things -and especially, Thankfulness too -to thank and give praise to all the wonderful things that are in our own little worlds as well as across the big, vast globe!

  18. Dear Mary ~~ Congratulations on your first anniversary of blogging. You have done so well and made many friends as we all do with our blogging. Take care, Love, Merle.

  19. As I was commenting on today's teapot post, I recalled your suggestion to drop by to pick up your Autumn Friends Award ... and I thought I'd let you know I've done so. Thanks so much ... it's very 'kewl' and I'll enjoy passing it along.
    Hugs and blessings,

  20. Thank you, Mary! This award means a lot to me. I treasure our friendship. You are a dear friend.
    Love & hugs,

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