Sunday, July 22, 2012

Illuminating Blogger Award

A little earlier this month I was nominated/bestowed with the Illuminating Blogger Award by Sharon at Strong Foundations.  This has been a busy, crazy couple of months for me, I am behind on everything and haven't had a chance to thank her for her kind gesture and words.  It is always nice to know that someone is reading and enjoying what you are doing!  Sharon writes a very interesting family history blog and I strongly suggest you check it out.  Thanks Sharon!

One of the requirements of receiving this award is to mention something random about myself - now that is difficult!  There are many facets to my personality.  I think the silliest thing about me is that I am a fifty-something woman and I have a great love of rock and roll music, particularly the band Badfinger from the late 60's and early 70's which drives my husband crazy.  They were quite popular for a time, but have a rather tragic story.

Another condition of accepting the award is to nominate five other great blogs that you enjoy reading.  This was hard too - but I narrowed it down to these five favorites:  

Wendy at Jollett, etc. who has such a strong love for her family history and writes such interesting and detailed accounts that I always enjoy.  I think you will enjoy her family's history.

Robs Webstek who always has such an eclectic assortment of photos and posts - I am always drawn into his stories.  You will be fascinated with his photos and his commentaries. 

Sassy Jane Genealogy, an archivist who writes a blog with great tips on how to organize, store, retrieve documents and so much more.  You should really check out her blog.

Jennifer at The Scrappy Genealogist who combines her love of genealogy and scrapbooking, two of my favorite things.  Jen really has a diverse background - take a look at her beautiful scrapbook pages!

Nancy at My Ancestors and Me who I have been following for quite some time.  She is seriously dedicated to her family genealogy as well as giving back to the genealogy community such as volunteering to index the 1940 census.  

If you are nominated then you have been awarded the Illuminating Blogger Award. Just follow the steps below:
1.     The nominee should visit the award site ( and leave a comment indicating that they have been nominated and by whom.(This step is so important because it’s the only way that we can create a blogroll of award winners).
2.     The Nominee should thank the person that nominated them by posting & including a link to their blog.
3.     The Nominee should include a courtesy link back to the official award site ( in their blog post.
4.     Share one random thing about yourself in your blog post.
5.     Select at least five other bloggers that you enjoy reading their illuminating, informative posts and nominate them for the award. Many people indicate that they wish they could nominate more so please feel free to nominate all your favorites.
6.     Notify your nominees by leaving a comment on their blog, including a link to the award site (


  1. Thank you Teresa! I'm a big Beatles/Harry Nilsson fan, both are closely connected with Badfinger. Tragic is an understatement when you think of what happened with Pete Ham and Tom Evans.

    1. Rob, yes I know, it is an understatement. I actually corresponded with Dan Matovina some years back who wrote the book, "Without You: The Tragic Story of Badfinger" and produced a documentary about them. I also bought two beautiful numbered lithographs of Tom Evans and Pete Ham from him. The Beatles who produced them were of course a huge influence on me and Harry Nilsson did a wonderful rendition of "Without You."

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