Monday, March 21, 2011


Several of my fellow bloggers have been kind enough to confer some awards on this blog, and I would like to acknowledge their kindness and thoughtfulness:

The Ancestor Approved Award from Nuccia at Growing Up in an Italian Family.

The One Lovely Blog Award from Kay Sturgeon at Gol Gol Girl, Leslie Albrecht Huber at The Journey Takers, and Chris Odom at It’s All Relative.

A big “thank you” to all of you for thinking of me and also for writing informative and interesting blogs. For the Ancestor Approved Award, you can read some previous “surprised, humbled, and enlightened” posts here and here.

By way of “singing for my supper” for these awards, I’d like to list some “pluses and minuses.”

For Nuccia - pluses and minuses of researching Italian ancestors (my husband has some):

Plus: Those beautiful Italian names. Some of them are like music.
Minus: Those beautiful Italian names. No one can spell them correctly. Especially census-takers

For Leslie - pluses and minuses of raising little kids

Plus: Kids say the darnedest things. They keep you laughing.
Minus: Kids say the darnedest things. You never know when they are going to embarrass the heck out of you.

For Chris - pluses and minuses of research in the South

Plus: High tempers and hissy fits - they are always interesting.
Minus: High tempers and hissy fits - it’s hard to figure out why they acted the way they did, because a good part of the time they were not acting rationally.

For Kay - pluses and minus of interviewing relatives:

Plus: They have so many stories to tell - they are goldmines of information.
Minus: They have so many stories to tell - they are goldmines of misinformation.

I am still behind in a lot of things after being out of town for a few days, but I hope to post the lists of recipients to whom I will pass these awards in a few days.

Thank you Leslie, Nuccia, Chris, and Kay!


  1. Greta, I enjoyed your plus and minuses, too cute!

  2. Greta, you're very welcome for the nod! And your pluses and minuses were perfect!! I LOVED the note about Southern research...ha!!

  3. Cheryl, Chris - Glad you enjoyed it!