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An award with gracious giver, Danica



Thank you, merci beaucoup!

Muchas gracias and more.

My friend, Danica Piche

has nominated me for

the Liebster Award.

It has been ages

and moons ago,

when I last 

received a


There are supposed to be

rules and form to my acceptance.

I am supposed to ask 11 questions 

for the nominees to answer

and I may use them to 

answer myself. ๐Ÿฆ

~ Tell us your name and where you 

live please!

๐Ÿฆ Robin E. O. Cochran

Delaware, Ohio

~ Where do you like to write?

๐Ÿฆ On a sofa or bed lounging.

~ How do you start a blog post?

๐Ÿฆ Honestly, I used to write about

news, music, subjects while now 

I see things which I like and

use their image to inspire me.

~ What’s your favorite book or

author of books?

๐Ÿฆ My favorite books are about 

Thomas Paine: “To Spit Against

the Wind” and King Arthur:

“The Once and Future King.”

~ Is there a special treat or goal

which motivates you to write?

๐Ÿฆ I usually drink coffee and

nibble or spoon a food item,

donut, cookie, ice cream. . .

~ Is it quiet or music or no specific 

noise preferred?

๐Ÿฆ If it is a natural photograph,

then I like music but if it is

Thursday’s Doors or needs

research to complete it;

Silence is golden!

~ Do you like a certain genre or

style of writing (or free form)?

I am used to writing essays

but enjoy freeform best

(ramblings, musings).

~ When did you feel you became

a writer? 

๐Ÿฆ I used to take a journal for two 

weeks of Girl Scout camping. I

would doodle, try to sketch

and write thoughts down.

I shared this with my Dad

when I got back home.

~ Are you more of an artist, crafter,

photographer, cook or ?

๐Ÿฆ Art and photography are my

favorite forms of creativity.

~ Where was your favorite place 

to be in your life?

๐Ÿฆ I think beaches, grew up on

Lake Erie, visited my grandparents

in Clearwater, Florida.

~ Who is/was your hero or heroine?

๐Ÿฆ John Glenn and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Nominate 11 willing participants,

who will answer those questions.

Along with my sharing 11 

unknown facts you may 

never have heard

about me.

I combined 

this component

into my new questions

and used ๐Ÿฆ denoting my

answers to best of my ability.
Here is ๐Ÿต Danica’s blog ๐Ÿ’ฎ:


Thanks, Danica!

The link directly to her award

nomination post is before I started

my description of the rules.

Here’s my list of fine new 

(to me) fellow bloggers:

1. Brett at:


2. Rosaliene at:


3. Donna at:


4. Ann at:




6. Sifar at:


7. Deepika at:


8. Sunil at:


9. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital at:


10. Elsie at:


11. Renxkyoko Iglesias at:


12. Jodi at:


You may give your own creative

questions and choose your 

own way of answering,

which is like a combination

deal, a smorgasbord choice.

Danica explains the word,

“Liebster” on her blog!

It is fascinating information.

Please stop by any or all of

new fellow members of my 

“family of bloggers.”


Trees are elegant


Stately sturdy trees,

Elegant, balanced examples of

Nature’s soldiers.

Their beauty is bewitching,

Silhouettes enchanting,

Nature’s finest example of giving:


thanks to green chlorophyll,

Homes for. . .

creatures as big as 

Orangutans and Cheetahs,

(Children, too.)

Homes for. . .

songsters sweet and chirping.

Chittering, chattering pranksters

chipmunks and squirrels

chasing each other, 

such scampering imps!

Trees open their arms

and embrace us all.

In their final hour, 


wood for warmth

and furniture.

words written by ~

Robin Oldrieve Cochran.

Winter in January, 2017.


Prayer at Sunrise

“O greater Maker of this Thy great sun,

Give me the strength this 

one day’s race to run.

Fill me with light,

Fill me with sunlight strength.

Fill me with joy to rob

the day its length.

Light from within,

Light that will outward shine,

Strength to make stronger 

some weaker heart than mine.

Joy to make glad each soul

that feels its touch;

Great Father of the sun,

I ask this much.”

~ James Weldon Johnson

Reblog: NEPALIAUSTRALIANโ€™s Blog Award 2016




This amazing and kind friend of mine

I know, has hosted annual blog

awards at least since 2013. 

Last year, I was nominated  

but didn’t feel comfortable 

promoting myself.  Now, I 

realize not doing this also

prevents you from voting

for others. There are

possible unfamiliar 

blogs for you to 

freely explore.

Please check 

this link.

No pressure to vote! 


Have fun visiting!  

x  ๐Ÿ™‚  x

Thursday’s Doors ~ 65 William Street, another angle.



This home is on our town’s 

main “drag.”

William Street 

is State Rte. 37.

This was back in one of the 

early autumn months.

On my way to the library, 

I pass a nursing home, gas station

and on the other side of the street,

St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

I looked up the Federalist style of

architecture which considers 

balanced and symmetrical 

features to be classic 

qualifications. As

far as age of this

house, it may not qualify. 

Our small town was founded in 1842,

while the period was 1785 – 1825.

The Georgian architecture period

followed into the 1830 – 1840’s,

found in English houses.

Please check out other members of 

the Thursday’s Doors community,

along with our door leader and 

host, Norm Frampton’s blog:


Hope you have a lovely weekend 

and tomorrow, stop by to read

a Blogging Award post. 

You get to Vote!

Thursday’s Doors ~ 65 William Street


This worn building still has 

“bones” and character.

It also has disrepair

and needs a little 

tender loving care.

I think it is a fair

offering to add to

Thursday’s Doors.

A collection of doors is

found and “captured” with

our main host and presenter 

of links to more doors at~

Norm Frampton’s blog:

http://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleaged mind.wordpress.com

Thanks for coming on my walk

to the library, where I pass this

house which is owned and lived in.

If you have a feature to point out,

it is always a pleasure to hear 

your generous thoughts.

My next post has a bit 

of history and the 

possible period

or  style  of

this worn,

red brick


Roses given out for Two Awards: Blogger Recognition Award and an Inaugural Treasure Trove Award


Protected yellow roses grow along 

a cement block wall in my apartment

parking lot, as well as this beautiful

Red Rose ~ * ~ in its singular position

by  a  nearby cream-colored home.

My new friend, Sarah, nominated

me for a “Blogger Recognition Award.”

Her beautiful blog, full of interest,

history and smart posts are found at:


Thank you so much, Sarah! โค

Please go visit her and see

how you may receive my

nominations in the 

“proper fashion!”

Roses sent out to

a combination of

old and new friends,

giving no formal advice out,

hard to choose just fifteen!

Just saying you are part of my

bouquet of joyfulness and gratitude.

1. Karen,


2. Luanne,


3. Brenda,


4. Derrick,


5. Joanne,


6. Marissa,


7. Diana,


8. Merril,


9. Lisa,


10. George,


11. Jill,


12. Annika,


13. Jonathan,


14. Dan,


15. Deborah,


If you are a new friend like the

following people, you may

check out the rules and

find the award “emblem”

as well as follow the rules!

The Inaugural “Treasure Trove Award”

was created for fellow bloggers who

add unique qualities or subjects 

such as art, music, photography,

community participation, 

health and fitness, friendship, 

humor, creative writing, 

entertainment, life lessons 

or whatever you feel are

“treasures in our blogosphere.”

Check out Danica’s original

new and exciting award post:


Thank you so much, Danica! โค

Try these “brand new”

or ones I haven’t

given awards

to bloggers:

1. Sarah,


2. Sarah, 

(plus Choppy and Schooner)


3. Riccardo,


4. Ameci,


5. Kiril,


6. Kimberly,


7. 18 New Zealander,


8. Chris


9. Ash,


10. Anita,


Ashley, Ohio: historical mural, Part 3



Each child was given a piece

of modeling clay to be made

into self-portraits, while

they learned it is a big

challenge to use tiny

marks to resemble

their own mouths,

eyes and ears.

Once fired up

with initials

on back,

Each child

were given

blank blocks

to paint with glazes,

creating “selfies,”

formed for posterity.


The school, school bus

and other parts of the art mural

were created by two artists,

and a fantastic teacher who

requested Ohio grant for an

Artist in Resident,

this is one of last

“Pieces of the Ashley, Ohio

Historical Art Mural.”

Thanks for viewing!


Ashley is a county village,

it’s schools are part of

Delaware County Schools.

My grandies go to

Delaware City Schools,

we are called the “County Seat.”

but each of their schools

also have a mural consisting

of broken crockery, bits of

mirrors, ceramic and clay pieces.