I had for dinner last evening!
The Wizard of Oz made its theatrical debut.
Five years ago, in the summer
of 2008, I overcame years of doubt and fulfilled a pipe dream. (Pipe dream...get it?) I decided to give blogging a try. For the theme of my blog I chose a place I loved, the Shady Dell, and two people I loved, Dell owners John and Helen Ettline.
First, here's Catherine aka Cat, who hosts a DIY blog called Sewing the 60s.
Lucy in the Sky,
fearless leader of
combine a few of Catherine's inquiries
with some of Lucy's.
I have a collection of cacti and succulents
in a sunroom equipped with a skylight.
I also have a collection of framed
vintage horror movie posters on my wall.
always puts you in a good mood?
Rocky III. "Eye of the Tiger" was released
in 1982, one of the worst years of my life,
but I became anchored to it, derived
strength from it and survived.
for anything in particular? If so, what are they?
middle name, baby, YEAH!
and Belle have already received awards from
me in the past and will surely understand
why their names are not on my new list.
a few who have already received the award.
I want to give special thanks to the younger
recipients because they did what others their
age were not willing to do. They opened their
minds and hearts and warmly welcomed me,
a 60+ year old man to their blogs. They
chose to treat me like a friend rather than
an unwanted intruder. A Dell rat has a long
memory for both the good and the bad.
20-somethings in this award group.
list of questions. You may pick and choose
from the ones submitted by Cat and Lucy.
If your name is on the list and you don't have
time for the Q&A and everything else the
award entails, please don't feel obligated.
Just accept this honor and know that
I think highly of you, value your
friendship and enjoy your blog.
I CHOSE FOR THE LIEBSTER AWARD:
AND THANKS AGAIN, CATHERINE AND
LUCY, FOR THIS SPECIAL AWARD!
I also learned that if you
are a 60 year old man and choose as your avatar a
picture of a pipe smoking, smarty pants, know-it-all authority figure and use
the fictitious name "Shady" as your calling card, you'd better have thick skin and prepare to encounter a considerable amount of suspicion and rejection.
you're going to find they're very scarce.
If you go out to be a friend,
you'll find them everywhere."
- Zig Ziglar
young at heart. You are outstanding citizens
of the world and part of the global solution,
helping to bring together people of all ages,
races, nationalities, religions and political
persuasions, setting aside our differences
and celebrating all that we have in common.
I am deeply grateful to all of you for
your friendship and support.
with the first post of year six.