What an unexpected surprise I had on Memorial Day yesterday, I was acknowledged by Shady Dell Knight on his blog, Shady Dell Music & Memories! I was a honored recepient of The Good Bloggers Pay it Forward Award and Shady wrote such a complimentary description of me and my life. (I still wonder if it was really me who was profiled in such a wonderful way! ;~)
|Mr. Shady Dell Knight|
Administrator of Shady Dell Music & Memories
Shady Dell Knight's blog is dedicated to the Shady Dell in York, Pennsylvania. Here is the blog description lovingly described in Shady's own words: A lighthearted and loving look back at the glory days of The Shady Dell, the historic haven for teenagers in York, Pennsylvania, and the magnanimous couple that created it, the late John and Helen Ettline.
Shady is just about to begin his Beach Party series on his blog and he has extended an open invitation. Not only is 60s music featured, sometimes guest bloggers share their different music styles and taste. No RSVP is required and you're only one click away from FUN!
It is amazing how much we learn from other bloggers and how we get to know them ... something most non-bloggers would have trouble understanding. You sincerely feel the other bloggers are your friends. Recently blogger friend Shady left a comment on my blog in response to my blog post. He recommended the reading of Thomas Wolfe's short story, The Far and The Near. I had a feeling that my husband Clint and I would like this story. We LOVED this story and it seems almost every day we are reminded of this story's theme. Just this past Sunday I had a "far and near" experience that I may share on an upcoming blog. This collection of short stories by Thomas Wolfe is not easy to find. After the local library had to get it from the main branch, we also had no luck finding it at two used book stores. (Clint was not happy when I returned the library book without him reading the entire collection) I feel confident I can find a copy at Amazon or eBay. This is just one illustration of how we learn from other blogger friends in this blogger world of exchanging ideas. Thank you Shady for recommending "The Far and The Near."
The rules of the award are as follows: Thank and share your "linky love" with the person who gave you the award and then pay it forward and give it to five other bloggers.
I am forwarding the award to the following art related blogs that I enjoy.
Bill Guffey's blog The Virtual Paintout
Amy at The Brilliant Magpie
Lumilyon at Lumilyon
Kelley at Drawworm
Franz at Franz Art
Oh, I have a few questions to answer. ;~)
Upload picture or wallpaper you are using at the moment.
I am almost ashamed to admit I don't have a picture on my desktop. If I had one, it would be this photo:
|The Smoky Mountains|
Yesterday. I am finicky about chicken and I have to make sure it is fresh.
Do you think you are hot?
Yes, I just became hot when this blog was published accidentally and I was not finished!
What songs have you listened to lately?
Ave Maria by Andre Bocelli ... this early am
The Eagles Friday evening when our neighbors played a DVD
SKY.fm (smooth jazz radio)
Mad World by Adrian Grimshaw (YouTube)
J.D. Sumner ... a YouTube hymn (can't remember the title)
What were you thinking while doing this?
How fortunate to have some friends out there who actually seem to care and listen to what you have to say.
Do you have any nicknames?
Cindy (my real name is Cynthia), Bones by my brother and Ninny by my dad. Pitiful, ain't it! :~D
Another big 'thank you' to Shady Dell Knight for recognizing me again with an award. I was humbled by your words.