A Friends Award!

Hey, I’m amazed! I received one of these ubiquitous blogger meme things, usually disguised as an award! My friend Missy did it to me this time, but to tell ya the truth I appreciate it!

I better not scoff at awards any more. I’ll be 80 freaking years old this coming Monday! How many more awards can I possibly get given the limited amount of time I probably have left on this earth?

I better accept this one while I’m ahead.

See Missy’s post, Where Everybody Knows Your Name, for all the details. She got the award, which she’s passing on to me and seven others, from my friend Barbara of Home in France. Barbara is probably one of the most sincerely friendly people in the whole blogisphere!

Incidentally, notice Missy’s poem leading off her post. Brilliant! You wanna go where everybody knows your name! Yah! Right on!

To quote Barbara, from Missy’s post, “The Friends Award isn’t about being the most popular blogger or having the most read blog. It is just because you are a friend.” Wow. Can I stand it?

The text of the award, which according to the rules I must pass on, is as follows: “These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.”

Wow. Charming? Self-effacing? No self-aggrandizement? Who can I choose?

OK, I bestow on the following friends the Friends Award:

Kate (She’s my daughter and a good friend too!)

Dragonstar (She’s a great photographer and photo hunter! A friend?)

Aileni (He’s a brilliant artist and poet! I’d be honored to be his friend!)

Debi in Hawaii (Yo Debi! You’re a friend, right?)

Zhu (Another brilliant girl! I hope she can be a friend.)

Minds Erased (Ah, my anonymous and brilliant atheist friend!!)

Greenabby (Lovely and shy, a neat young English lady! A friend?)

Joyce Hopewell (Another lovely English lady. Related to Greenabby? A friend?)

OK, that’s it! I made it to the magic number of eight. Yer all my friends and I bestow the Friends Award on all of ye!

  1. barbara’s avatar

    Hi Mardé,
    You are so sweet, Mard ! 😳 Thank you for the compliment.
    You do deserve this; Debi beat me out to award you this one, but the essential is you have it !

    I can’t complain up to now about the great friends I have made ! It’s always a pleasure coming back to your blog; the man that runs it is a great dude to know 😉

    Stay warm and take care.
    Hugs XXXX

  2. tikno’s avatar

    Congratulation to you.

  3. Dragonstar’s avatar

    Thank you so much Seev! I’m truly honoured.

    Congratulations on your birthday – make it a great one!!!

  4. Zhu’s avatar

    Thanks for this friendly award! Not sure if I´m brilliant but I can be a friend :-)

    Still in Perú, so don´t be offended if it takes me a while to put up the award!

  5. Minds Erased’s avatar

    Brilliant? You callin’ me brilliant? You’re far too kind. Thanks for the shout out, and congrats on your own accolades.

    Oh, and happy anniversary of the day your mother shat you forth from her womb. Isn’t THAT charming? 😈

  6. Mardé’s avatar

    OK, thanks guys for your Birth Day Friends Award comments on my post here.

    I hope I wasn’t too syrupy in my comments beside each of your links. Hey, yer all great and I appreciate whatever you do. Perhaps my praises were over the top, but hey, no kidding, yer all brilliant, I don’t care what any of you say in denial!

    Yup, that’s right, Minds, Tuesday was the day eighty years ago my mother shat me forth from her womb. I think I was a bit of a tough delivery. Big bony head and no tail. ha ha.

    I have a very interesting letter my father wrote to his father at the time about my birth day. I’ll see if I can find it and publish it here. It’s quite a story, believe me!

  7. debi_in_hawaii’s avatar

    Happy Belated Birthday to you!
    (sorry I wasn’t online last week!)

  8. Mardé’s avatar

    Thank you, Debi, for the Happy Birthday, belated or not. :smile:


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