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ABC Award Post

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Thanks to Mark B., I have another awards post to write!

I appreciate when my fellow bloggers give me nominations

for such great awards. I am one who likes the extra ‘pats

on the back,’ along with the evidence that someone, out

there, finds something in my writings.

You may check Mark’s blog for his well written movie

reviews, personal stories and a fine post for the

“ABC Award.” This stands for Awesome Blog Content.

http://markbialczak.wordpress.com

I have been working on my list of ABC’s that were supposed

to reveal even more about myself than anyone would ever

wish to know.

Instead, I am going to list using the alphabet, the names

of authors that I have read, enjoy reading and have interest

in their styles, genres, information and fictional stories.

If you survive my convoluted way of accepting my Award,

through my own way of following rules, you will find some

people’s blogs to read that I highly recommend and have

not included in any of my recent awards’ posts. Some are

almost ‘brand new’ to me, too!

Robin’s Recommendations of Authors in ABC Order:

A is for Alcott, Austen and Angelou.

B is for Ray Bradbury, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert

Browning and Frank Browning.

C is for Catherine Cookson, Stephen Crane and Lewis Carroll.

D is for Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

E is for Janet Evanovich.

F is for F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner and Ian Fleming.

G is for Paul Gallico and John Grisham.

I enjoy Sue Grafton’s books, that coincidentally are written

according to the alphabet! She started with “A is for Alibi,”

and I am a big Kinsey Milhone (her protagonist character) fan!

H is for Nathaniel Hawthorne, Dashiell Hammett, Alex Haley,

Langston Hughes and Joseph Heller.

I is for John Irving, Washington Irving and Henrik Ibsen.

J is for Erica Jong.

K is for Ken Kesey and Stephen King.

L is for Jack London, Harper Lee and Anne Morrow Lindbergh.

M is for Margaret Mitchell, Margaret Mead, Herman Melville,

and Toni Morrison.

N is for Nietzsche, Robert Nathan and John Nichols.

O is for Edwin O’Connor and John O’Hara.

P is for Robert Parker, Edgar Allan Poe and Boris Pasternak.

The P Ladies I enjoy are Sara Paretsky an Jodi Picoult.

Q is for Anna Quindlen and books about Queen Elizabeth.

R is for Nora Roberts and Christina Rosetti.

S is for Shakespeare, Salinger and Steinbeck.

T is for Thoreau and Twain.

U is for Ulysses, Updike and Uris.

V is for Voltaire and Kurt Vonnegut.

W is for William Wadsworth and Alice Walker.

X is for Xeroxing the best of authors’ quotes.

There is an author named, Xu Xi, who wrote “Unwalled City.”

No, I did not read this person’s book.

Y is for Yeats and You.

Z is for Zelda Fitzgerald and Paul Zindel.

Here are the ‘new to me’ bloggers that you will enjoy

reading and finding out more about these folks:

1. Michael’s Poetry is interesting and varies daily

in subject matter. Originality is his forte!

http://purpleplatitudes.wordpress.com

2. It has been awhile, I think, since I have given

Marylin a nomination. As my mother grows more forgetful,

I search and find comfort in Marylin’s helpful articles

about Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Her own personal letters

to her mother are very uplifting.

http://warnerwriting.wordpress.com

3. I have become closer acquainted with Cindy and really

wish you would go check out her beautiful sharing of her

trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico. The post I enjoyed was one

filled with gorgeous arches, called, “Los Hermosos Arcos

de San Juan.”

http://cindyknoke.com

4. For artistry, photography and splendid writing, please

check out Stacy Alexander:

http://artecalifornia.com

5. There is beauty in this country living blog, with spunk,

courage and the photography captures a friendly place to be:

http://hotrodcowgilr.com

6. Either she has re-vamped her blog, or I have not realized

that Soul Gatherings has been on my list of places I like to

read that long… for faith and ‘food for thought check this out:

http://soulgatherings.wordpress.com

7. Be With Us spreads joy and also, shares their handcrafts. I

enjoy when there is the puppy named Kerby, who is so sweet and

there are little captions of his thoughts. I have nominated this

blog, a long, long time ago. They are due for an update!

http://cloudsncups.wordpress.com

8. I have missed a few posts of this fine writer, but will

be checking her out more in the future…

http://waitingforthekarmatruck.com

9. Ajay, you have such wisdom and peace in your posts.

http://ajaytao2010.wordpress.com

10. Eda or Denisa Aricescu who shares poetry in another

language with photographs. You will find after translating

them, wondrous messages…

http://rosedeny.wordpress.com

Congratulations to the nominees of the ABC Award!

Hope you found an author or two that you have enjoyed in

my ABC list and also, find a current author and participant

in our blogging world!

Happy Reading!

Bouquets

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My first wedding to the man I fell in love with on the first day of

college was held on 7/8/78. This was a wonderful, spiritual and

mystical day for me. I was ever so happy to be marrying someone

that I believed would be forever.

Being creative and partly a “hippie” I came up with a theme of

rainbows. I would carry a bouquet of flowers “reflecting the many

colors and beauty of my friendships.” I held a bouquet with all the

colors that my five bridesmaids chose to wear. They all had the

same pattern of dress, in a spring green, lilac, peach, pastel blue,

and pink. They held bouquets that had white roses, daisies and

baby carnations.

It was a lovely day, filled with many guests who have since passed

on. The wedding napkins were spread with care, along the edge

of the white, circular linen tablecloth. Again, each napkin with those

five colors became part of the pattern woven and continued the

theme. Atop the wedding cake, the bride and groom were the set

that had been on my parents’ own cake, only a short 23 years’

earlier. The wedding cake was decorated with little varying flowers,

violets reflecting the lilac color, roses in the pink and peach colors,

columbine and bluebells with light blue and the color that wove its

icing vine was light spring green.

My friends are still in my heart but a long time since being taken off

my Christmas list and I, off theirs.  Except my best college friend,

Patrice. She attended BGSU, had lived in my dorm both freshman

and sophomore year, and became my maid of honor. Patrice had

witnessed first hand how our love blossomed and grew. I will be

seeing her in about a month up in Cleveland. It has been only

three years since Bill and I  went to Charlevoix, Michigan. We

stayed close by the Castle Farms, Pat’s sister and brother in law

own. Patrice’s home address is in the state of Mississippi.

Someday,  I hope to travel there to see her “transplanted” home.

We were divorced in 1984,

I gave the wedding album to my oldest daughter, she is the holder

of the memories and the “archives” of our family now. The divorce

was when she was only 3 and a half years’ old, her brother one year

old. Not the time to talk about this aspect! I was excited about the

bouquets…

I was so happy to receive my recent bouquet of awards from Ajaytao.

He has posts that show poetry, photography and interesting “artsy”

type materia, including musical choices, too. I have been following

him and he is a good responder to my posts, for quite awhile.

Here’s where in the world to find Ajaytao~

http://ajaytao2010.wordpress.com

There are several awards to choose from, including:

The Most Influential Blogger

The Versatile Blogger Award

ABC- Awesome Blog Content Award

“Shine On” Award

Sunshine Award

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

and one with a sundial on it…

I will list 10 valuable, wonderful and favorite posts that should be

checked out and each blogger nominated may decide how to move

forward with their being given the honored nominations by their

usually faithful friend: Me!

1. Tracy~

http://tllsci.wordpress.com

2. Janine~

http://janineyork.wordpress.com

3. Ralph~

http://bluefishway.com or bluefishway.com

4. Mike~

http://globalexplorerclub.wordpress.com

5. Lorna~

http://lornasvoice.wordpress.com

6. Andro~

http://andro54.wordpress.com

7. Marty~

http://martinwiegand47.wordpress.com

8. Ksbeth~

http://ididnthavemyglasseson.wordpress.com

9. Brenda~

http://friendlyfairytales.wordpress.com

10. Elizabeth~

http://almostspringdotcom.wordpress.com

In honor of all of the ones listed and so many more who are special

to me, I would like to tell you three songs that happened to cross

my mind while writing this post.

I hope if you are in the mood for music, you may choose one or all

of them, to remember that you are all part of the colors of my world

in your many faceted thoughts, writings and how you brighten my

days.

“Color My World,” by Chicago.

“True Colors,” by Cyndi Lauper.

“What A Wonderful World,” by Louis Armstrong.

Thank you so much for being part of my large “bouquet” of friends!

My Spirits Rise with Receiving Awards!

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I am always remiss in addressing and procrastinating my receiving

multiple awards. I am overwhelmed with the love, inspiration and

daily “pats on the back” I receive by blogging. I have such lovely

and warm human beings stretching their hands across continents

and oceans, giving me much more than I give. I would be grateful

for these gifts, alone.

I have received several sets of awards and this will annoy, possibly,

the nominators and the posts that deserve to see the logos and

their “rules” followed closely. But, being the best I can be, means

that you may see the names who nominated me, along with my

latest suggestions of newer and more recent posts I follow.

Hopefully, this will make you smile and enjoy the lists and my post

today.

First, a wonderful post called “Thankfulness” by glorialana, sent me a

Trio of Award nominations:

Inner Peace Award

Sunshine Award

and Loyal Reader awards. All such precious gifts. I am glad to be

passing some peacefulness, sunshine and have the best, most loyal

readers ever!

Here is glorialana’s (Stephanie from Australia) blog information,

please check her blog out very soon!

http://glorialana.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/thankfulness/

The woman, otherwise known as the “Hot Rod Cowgirl” gave me

a special 2nd nomination for the Wonderful Team Member

Readership Award.  I feel this award means a lot to me, because

we are all members of a community of writers. We spend time on

each other’s posts, reading and conversing. We support each other,

make each other laugh, bring tears to our eyes and inspire others

to keep on going. This award means a lot to me!

Thanks to:

http://hotrodcowgirl.com/2013/07/30/hot-rod-cowgirl-ropes-in-an-award/

Another nomination was given by belsbror, a huge Quintet of

Radiance:

Five Enobling Awards!

Wow, this was even better than a gift of a dozen roses! Thank you so

much.

The following award nominations were for:

The Versatile Blogger Award, The Sunshine Award, The Inner Peace

Award, The Most Influential Blogger Award and the ABC Award, also

known as the Awesome Blogger Content Award.

He states, “The idea behind the award nominations is to serve as a

reminder for our thoughts to remain VERSATILE, to brighten up dark

pathways of the mind with SUNSHINE, respect our INNER PEACE,

bring about changes by being positively INFLUENTIAL, and make this

pale blue planet an AWESOME place to abide in.”

Please check out this unique blog which has international flair from a

resident in Mimaropa, of the Philippines. He writes many unusual

posts including about dowries and unusual animals such as parrots.

http://belsbror.wordpress.com/2013/08/04/delight/#respond/

Suzanne at suzie 81 nominated me during this busy time

of receiving nominations! A big hug and shout out to

http://suzie81.wordpress.com! Check out her blog please.

Here are ten of my most recent and newest blogs I follow.

I have so many special blogs that I have passed award nominations

to before that if you wish, click on the side of this page, any of the

past award nomination pages to see lots of lists of my favorites,

along the way from my beginning up to currently.

Here are ten of my most recent and newest blogs I follow, who

I have never given a Nomination to Until Now!

1.  Morgan Treni, beautiful soul who sings like a lark!

http://adventuresofabeergoddess.wordpress.com

2.  New and international blogger, Madi si Onu Blog,

http://worldofsolitaire.wordpress.com

3.  Ksbeth, someone I relate to very well at,

http://ididnthavemyglasseson.wordpress.com

4.  Belle new visitor and nice commenter on my blog,

http://bellemorgen.wordpress.com

5. Daniel J. Davis, attorney with stories,

http://danieljdavis.wordpress.com

6.  Pilgrim, minister and author, who thinks we need more

Irish items (soda crackers, etc.) in our American culture,

http://thelostkerryman.wordpress.com

7.  Cathmae, fellow divorced woman with new adjustments

and son with challenges, moving ahead now a year down

the road,

http://choosingmyownwellbeing.wordpress.com

8.  Luanne, with humor and grace handles a wide variety of life,

http://mlmmcastle@aol.com

9.  Pretty clothes, style and fashions can be seen at

http://creamfox.wordpress.com

10.  New visitor who leaves music in the trail behind him,

http://aliosapopovici.wordpress.com

All of the above may receive any of the gifts of awards that

you have just today been nominated for. I have chosen not to

separate nor individualize who should receive which award. I do

remember being “new’ and “young” in the blogging award world

and loving receiving ANY nominations. Then, I would really try to

“follow the rules” to each award!

Take care and enjoy,

Robin