Thursday, September 25


I received the award below from Sammi, Tina, Storyteller and Hootin' Anni. Anni was the first to pass it along to me and this is the translation:

Translating the gift from Portuguese to English, it means: "This blog invests and believe the proximity' (meaning that blogging makes us 'close' -- being close through proxy) ... a LOVELY sentiment!

Thanks, Ladies. Each of you mean a lot to me, as does your friendship. The award below was passed on to me by Storyteller and Jojo. It is beautiful and I'm touched by your generosity. I'd like to pass this on to everyone who leaves a comment on this post.

The Best Friends Forever Award was given to me by Pea. I would like to pass this on to all of the authors of blogs that I follow. So if you see my avatar in your followers, be sure to snag this one.

This delightful "You Rock" Award is from Tina. She and I met a number of years ago when we both wrote for the same website. We have kept in contact ever since. Thank you, my BFF. Be sure to take a copy of the above award. I value your friendship.

Storyteller created this award and passed it on to all of those who commented on a particular post. You did a great job with this, my friend.
The award below is also from Storyteller and I love it. Thank you, my friend for your generosity. If any of my visitors would like a copy of this award, feel free to take it.
And yet another from Storyteller. Wow! I have a fan and a very generous one at that. LOL Thank you so much. This one is cute. I would like to pass this on to everyone on my blogroll. If your name is there feel free to take a copy. Mike, be sure you take a copy of this one.

Storyteller asked some of her friends to comment on some awards she had made and I did so. She awarded all who commented with the cute award below. It is adorable.

Thanks to everyone who has presented me with an award. I value each of them and will add them to my awards page as soon as possible.

I would like to present all of my friends with this animated friends button. Right click and "save as." Since blogger doesn't like animated graphics, upload it to photobucket and then add the HTML that's provided to place it on your blog.

Have a great Thursday. ~Blessings, Mary~

Reminder: Exactly three months from today is Christmas Day. LOL


  1. Wow, thanks for all the awards, Mary! Congrats on receiving them, too.

    I need to update my awards page and change my header to a Fall theme. Maybe later tonight or tomorrow....

    Happy Thursday to you, dear friend. :o)

    Love and hugs,


  2. Congratulations on the well deserved awardS, dear Mary. Thank you also for passing some of them on to us:-) You do indeed have a lot of fans, me included! hehe xoxo

  3. Mary - you are so popular! Congrats on all those cute awards.
    PS - Christmas? I better get going!

  4. congratulations on the awards... you certainly deserve them...

  5. Congratulations Mary! I am just catching up now to my favorite blogs. I'm sorry I haven't commented in awhile. Truly, I haven't been offended just revamping my schedule to find the right "fit".

  6. What a wonderful bunch of awards! Our friends are so generous, aren't they?

    I loved your previous post and the picture of your great great grandparents. What a treasure! I have done several posts on the pictures I have acquired and now I just realized that they're all gone because I deleted my Flickr account, where they were. Bummer!!

    Just think your mom's 20th birthday was the day before I was born!

  7. Wow so many awards Congratulations!!
    Your blog is sweet I will be back!
    Diane at Crafty Passions

  8. Congrads on your awards.
    You write so well and thoughtful.

  9. Thanks for the awards! Congrats to you on all of these!! Wow! Love, Grams

  10. Congratulations, Mary! These are wonderful awards and well deserved. Thank you, for those you awarded to me. I will post them tomorrow. :-) Love & Hugs,Tina

  11. Wow girlfriend - you rock!!!! And very worthy of the recognition too, I might add.

    Yep, Obama was born in Hawaii, and he was baptized Christian. His biographies are very informative. As is John McCains too.

    Thanks for the visit and cool comment!!!

  12. WOW! Congratulations on all of your new awards! Very well deserved to say the least, you have a wonderful site and I always enjoy reading it! Thanks for passing them along and sharing the fun!

  13. LOL
    you're friends love you too!!
    Girl..your the Award Queen!!
    love you..Deena

  14. Your blog is so deserving of all these awards! Congratulations on receiving them!

    (((((( HUGS ))))))

  15. Congratulations on all the wonderful awards Mary.

    God bless.

  16. Congrats on all the awards Mary, yes indeed you deserve them and thank you also for sharing them. God Bless You!!