A Dearest Honor

Fellow family history blogger, Jana Last, has become a great resource for others, especially with her weekly Fab Finds post every Friday. In addition, she has some interesting tales to tell about her family – which includes The Traveling Dentist and The Debs Webster Family Immigration Story. So it’s no wonder that three other bloggers recently nominated her blog for recognition – awarding her the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award, the Liebster Blog Award, and the Blog of The Year 2012 Award. In turn, she is required to nominate/award these recognitions to other bloggers.

I am honored that Jana selected me for the Liebster Blog Award – “liebster” meaning “dearest” in German. The rules of the award are as follows:

1. Thank the one who nominated you by linking back.
2. Nominate five blogs with less than 200 followers.
3. Let the nominees know by leaving a comment at their sites.
4. Add the award image to your site.






The holidays and now a new puppy have really taken away the time I had been spending reading other blogs (and writing my own), but I do have some favorites to share  – in no particular order – that were not included in Jana’s list (with three awards, she selected a even dozen total).

I think I found Finding Eliza through Sepia Saturday. I am always particularly fascinated by Kristin’s family stories that provide personal context to the civil rights movement. And all of her other stories are great too! She is such a good writer and creative as well.

I must have stumbled upon The Memories Project after a google search regarding Alzheimer’s Disease, as this disease is having an impact on our family. After the death of her father in December of 2011, Joy Johnson started her blog as a tribute to her father, with the goal of writing a memory about him every day for a year. Now she is turning her focus to advocacy.

I’m not sure how I stumbled onto Iowa Girl Memories, but it probably has to do with my connections to Iowa. Each time she shares a post, it is well-written and fun to read.

It was the post “Dippety-DON’T” that led me to follow Ancestor Soup. I had also written a story about my grandmother and my hair, so I could relate! I have continued to enjoy Karen’s memories, artifacts, and humor.

I have not been keeping up with Linda Huesca Tully’s blog Many Branches, One Tree as much as I would like, but she does a wonderful job of blogging her interesting family stories. I hope to follow her more closely this year.

And last, but not least – even though this makes six – I want to recognize Queen Bee at The Bees Knees Daily. It is a fun mix of history, fashion, music and family.

I hope you’ll take a few minutes to visit these bloggers and leave them a comment. We bloggers love comments! It means someone read what we wrote and took the time to let us know.


9 thoughts on “A Dearest Honor

    • You’re welcome, Kristin. I forgot to mention how much I enjoyed your Blogging Through the Alphabet series – and made it through 26 streets without cheating (or at least hardly cheating)!

  1. What a nice surprise! Thank you for thinking of my blog for this award. I’ve missed your posts – I’m glad to see you’re back. Hope you’re having fun with the new puppy.

  2. Thank you so much for the award, Kathy, but especially for your kind words. I’m back to blogging after a family and Christmas break of several weeks. This will inspire me to really get going again!

    By the way, congratulations on the new addition – what kind of puppy is he (or she)?

    • You are welcome! You do a great job! The puppy is an adorable rescue mutt. They think his mom has some chihuahua and pug – she was found very pregnant. They called him a “terrier mix”. My daughter named him Dreamboat. 🙂

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