Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Blogger Reflection Award

I had this comment from Kim (see side bar)

”I've given you an award over at my site. If you like it you can pass it on to 5 others you think deserve it.”

The other meme was the Blogger Reflection Award from Jeff over at Big Dawg Tales. According to the blurb, “This award should make an individual reflect upon five bloggers who have been an encouragement, a source of love, impacted you in some way, and who have provided a Godly example. In other words, five dear bloggers whom, when you reflect upon them, you are filled with a sense of pride and joy...of knowing them and being blessed by them.”

As most of you know I don’t do me mes but this isn’t about me and I certainly would like to honour some of the great friends on my side bar ( and there are some needing to go on as soon as I can manage it.)

My five are as follows. I could easily name five more but must stick to the rules. If you don’t already know them, they are already on my side bar.

Gene Maudlin (Hoss). I have always felt a bond – we were born in the same year and he is a remarkable man who lives life to the full. He left his retirement home, and enjoys life with his beautiful wife, ignoring his frail health and keeps his many followers in stitches. He’s the brother I lost.

Kenju (Judy) a blogging kindred spirit with a busy family and business life but makes time to keep her many readers interested and amused and will always take time to explain some of the American nuances I’m not familiar with.

. The Apprentice (Anna) I was much moved when I read her book ‘Peeling Onions’. She is a gifted writer and photographer and has the ability to make me cry. She sent me a CD which included a song ‘Jamie’- the name of MTL in my story and it never fails to make me boo. hoo!

Sam Problem Child Bride. This is like trying to catch a piece of quicksilver. She is like a brilliant daughter with an incredible imagination and the ability to take you with her on her crazy funny flights. You have to read her and as well as this she is a staunch friend.

Gyana Gyal (GG) Again a rare and beautiful writer. It’s impossible to read her without hearing those rhythmic phrases which reverberate in your head and which transport you to a distant land with rum and coconuts and high spirits and tragedies. All of life she’ll tell you.
My husband knows all of them from my talking about them – they are part of my cyber family.

And the ones I have missed – you know who you are and I love you also.

For the 5 awarded:

1. Copy this bit of the post.
2. Reflect on five bloggers and write a least a paragraph about each one.
3. Make sure you link this post so others can read it and the rules.
4. Leave your chosen bloggers a comment and let them know they’ve been given the award.
5. Place the award icon on your site

I can't seem to get the icon on my post. Please see it over at Kim's


kenju said...

Pat, what a nice surprise this is!! I am honored, and if I name five - you are sure to be among them! Thanks. I look forward to checking out your others, too.

PI said...

Judy: don't worry about me - Kim has very kindly awarded me already.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Well, shucks. Goll'. Pish. Blushes and starts hicupping...

Thanks Pat!

But listen, I read 90 b**gs every week (my b**groll) and if you think I am going to name my 5 favorites you are inviting me to sign my death warrant. So, they will have to fend for themselves.

PI said...

Hoss: that's fine - I understand and happy that you accept. My friend Tom comes today and will magic up the award.

Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

Thank-you dear, sweet, Pat. One might labour for a long time in the blog-mine before one came across a gem such as you. Everybody has their own particular hew and twinkle but you are quite unique, a real diamond of a discovery. I love your stories and the evocative way you tell them; the sheer romance of your life and times just blow me away but you are also so grounded and real and witty and wise. It's a real and enriching pleasure knowing you, darling Pat.

I hope you let your children and grandchildren read your blog. They would be so very proud.

You've made me weepy, dammit!!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

What a lovely thing to do, Pat...And I am familiar with some, but not all! But the way you write about each one makes me want to give them ALL a visit, including those I do know!

You asked for my URL, so here it is, my dear.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Pat, to say I'm honoured is an understatement. You're an inspiration to me, in the way you live so vibrantly, and yes, your kindness, wit and wisdom shine through in your words...that someone like you can describe me and my writing this's more than an honour. And you've made me weepy!

I see I'm in good company too, with the others you've chosen.

P.S. how do I paste that icon on my site? If I knew the code it would be easy...I'll give it a good try after breakfast.

Thank you, Pat.

PI said...

Sam: this is about you, not me, but I appreciate your kind words. The children and grand-children know about my blog and I think some of them even read it occasionally.

GG: I'm pleased you're pleased and the company is what you deserve. as for the icon, this morning I watched dumbfounded whilst Tom's fingers flew over the keys. No idea what he did. If you are stuck I'm sure Kim (side bar) would help you.

PI said...

Naomi: thank you. There you are now with all my other friends - thanks to Tom.


That is cool.

Got a couple of bloggers who aren't that well read by others which is a shame 'cause they're good.

I'll do this in a day or two and include them.

Might even include you (and yeah, we know who we are xx {I hope})

savannah said...

congratulations! i've just been reading your other entries...a lovely style and graciousness, sugar!

PI said...

Thank you savannah and welcome!