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Friday, April 5, 2013

Liebster Award

I have been nominated for a Liebster Award by the very kind and talented  Lillian Csemica;  I am absolutely astounded and thrilled to be nominated for this award.  I’m a little giddy.  I’m imagining which gown I should wear as I high-step it in my high-heels up the stairs…oh, that’s not what happens for this award…the red carpet and the cheering fans are in my head. Even so, I am elated to be a part of this prestigious group.  Thank you.   

These are the Rules nominees are supposed to follow:
1. The Liebster is given to bloggers by bloggers who have less that 200 followers.
2. Each blogger should post eleven facts about himself or herself.
3. Each blogger should answer the eleven questions that are asked by the person doing the nominating.
4. Choose eleven new bloggers to nominate for the Award and link to them in the post.
5. Create eleven new questions for your nominees.
6. Go back to their pages and tell them they’ve been nominated.
These are my questions for my eleven nominees: 
A)   Comedy, Reality TV, or Drama?
B)    Cat or dog?
C)    Hilltop or valley bottom?
D)   Coffee or tea?
E)    Do you have an artistic routine?  Ie: do you create an outline or scratch illustration first?
F)    How long have you been pursuing this artistic venue?
G)    Is this your first Liebster Award?  If not when was the first?
H)   How many blogging sites do you typically participate with?
I)    What was the impetus to pursue writing/photography/prose?
J)    Which artistic venue is your second choice?

These are my answers to theThe Eleven Questions for the Nominees”  by  Lillian Csernica
1) What do you like best about blogging?
 I enjoy the liberation of stories from inside of me.  They tickle the inside of my ear drums and down my throat like a sneeze, until they are released.  I enjoy the community.
2) What’s your happiest memory?
Making French Toast for my daughter, the two of us laughing together.
3) Where do you want to be in five years?
Debt free and 15 pounds thinner
4) Favorite animal?
Baby anything….
5) Favorite dessert?
My favorite dessert changes with the seasons; Spring – black  jelly beans, Summer – ice cream, Fall – pumpkin pie, Winter – pecan pie
6) Is there anything or anyone you hate?  If yes, why?  If no, why not?
I detest the way our nation has changed from a “War on Poverty” nation to a “War on the Poor” nation.  The people who lost their jobs
Are not at fault for not having money.  I have interacted with people from Texas and Alabama, where many Michiganders landed to
Seek jobs, and the Texans and Alabamians complained about all the poor people converging on their states.  So, people who have nothing
Are damned for taking assistance and damned for trying to better themselves.

7) What inspires you?
Watching people.  Listening to all of the animals in the world.  Breathing in and out.
8) Where is your favorite place in the whole world?
On the side of a hill, laying on the tall grass, listening to the world turn, in Kalkakska, Michigan, on sunny day in late June.
9) What’s more important, justice or mercy? Why?
 Mercy.  The why of the crime is more important.  To cut off a man’s hand for stealing
Bread to feed his family?  Mercy.
10) Name three people, living or dead, you’d like to meet.
Margaret Thatcher, Albert Einstein, Charlie Chaplan
11) What is the best thing about being a human being, vs. and animal or an object?
Having opposable thumbs and being able to speak.

Eleven unknown tidbits about me.
As a die-hard liberal, I was twitter-pated to spend time with Steven Forbes and have the picture of him with his arm around me to prove it.
Smokey Robinson once sang to me at a party.
As much as I love being in the woods, I’m not a romantic.  I wouldn't want to be born in any other “time”.  I like my microwave, stove, oven, indoor plumbing and running water!
I take WAY too many vitamins.  From A to Z and all point in between.
I support my writing habit by selling real estate.  At which, I am VERY good. 
While I tease my husband about not wanting to go camping in the wilderness, my idea of camping is the Holiday Inn!
I don’t care what my car looks like as long as it gets me down the road.  I would rather put my money into my home than my ride.
I adore my friends.  I am a friend even when I’m not wanted.  To make me not want to be your friend, hurt my feelings. 
I am proud that I was/am the Senior Class President.  It is my excuse to stay in touch with people, and I love it.  I especially like it when they keep in touch with me.
Being a Mom was the best.  Expanding my heart to my grandchildren was so wonderful it was painful.  They are such a joy to be around.  I enjoy getting on the floor to hang with them and will do so as long as I physically can.  Kids, especially my grand-kids, bring out the goof-ball in me.  (like it was hidden)
Eli Callaway has been a hero to me and I try to emulate this great man.  He was a staunch family man, donated millions to various foundations, and expressly invited a hick female from Michigan (me) to join him in the golf industry.  My store, GOLF USA, was the first “Off Greens” retail shop to carry Callaway Golf in Michigan.  


  1. Hi..
    Thank you for choosing my blog for the award..It is my first award on this blog ..

    Good luck with the challenge... :)

  2. Your 11 Unknown Tidbits are fascinating. I don't know what impressed me more, Steven Forbes or Smokey Robinson! Congrats on your award.

  3. Wow you have amazing stories to share and calling them tidbits ... so not fair. I want to thank you for nominating my blog and I had fun answering your questions.

  4. Thank you for the nomination! You made my day!

    Jana @ A Novel Reality

  5. Thank you for the nomination. I am finally at the point of working on a blog about it! LOL