A blog award and it’s lineage.

image97 ‘generations’
of
The Versatile Blogger
Award

  1. Purplume’s Blog – May 30, 2010
  2. Housewife Blues and Chihuahua Stories – June 23, 2010
  3. Addicted To Romance – June 8, 2010
  4. Book Mark Your Thoughts – June 8, 2010
  5. Badass Bookie – June 11, 2010
  6. Thoghts Enterred in Phrase – June 14, 2010
  7. The Daily Harrell – June 15, 2010
  8. Renae Mercado – June 16, 2010
  9. Amparo Ortiz – June 17, 2010
  10. YA Literature Lover – June 19, 2010
  11. T.K. Richardson – June 23, 2010
  12. Words from the Woods – June 29, 2010
  13. Patricia Stotley – July 2, 2010
  14. “Dishin’ It Out” – July 7, 2010
  15. Kate Masters – July 12, 2010
  16. Margaret West – July 12, 2010
  17. Walker’s Muse (now “Mass Musings”) – July 12, 2010
  18. Ashley’s Bookshelf – July 17, 2010
  19. Books That Bite – July 22, 2010
  20. Missy’s Reads and Reviews – June 27, 2010
  21. About Books Blog – July 27, 2010 (Passed it on to others in their comments before this post was published)
  22. WV Stitcher – July 3, 2010
  23. Copper Penny Designs – August 3, 2011
  24. StudioJuls – August 5, 2010
  25. EB Bead and Metal Works – August 6, 2010
  26. Copper Diem – August 7, 2010
  27. TyneBoden Necklaces – August 7, 2010
  28. Life of a Twingle Gal – August 8, 2010
  29. The Knit Wit – August 8, 2010
  30. And then there were 4 – August 12, 2010 (Passed it on to others in their comments before this post was published)
  31. Crazy About My BayBah – August 20, 2010
  32. Two Monkeys and a Washtub – September 11, 2010
  33. Mommy Only Has 2 Hands – September 15, 2010
  34. Victoria’s Voice – September 15, 2010
  35. Kim {Mama} – September 17, 2010 (Passed it on to others in their comments before this post was published)
  36. A Grace – full Life – September 16, 2010
  37. Sunshine Praises – September 29, 2010
  38. Mom’s Mustard Seeds – September 29, 2010
  39. A Slice of Smith Life – September 30, 2010
  40. My Heart’s Desire: Health In Him – October 11, 2010
  41. Mommy Time Out – October 13, 2010
  42. The Unexpected Education – April 6, 2011
  43. Karima’s Blogs – April 7, 2011
  44. The Steady hand – April 7, 2011
  45. Indiana Inker – May 20, 2011
  46. Kortney’s Krazy Life – May 30, 2011
  47. The Gentle Flower – June 2, 2011
  48. Lindy Legends and Other Such Nonsense – June, 3, 2011
  49. Lala Musings – June 4, 2011
  50. Motherhood: {truth} – June 5, 2011
  51. Always Just a Mom – June ?, 2011 (open to invited readers only)
  52. Far From Camelot – June 7, 2011
  53. insignificant at best – June 8, 2011
  54. Depression Cookies – August 23, 2011
  55. Punk Rock Psychic – August 26, 2011
  56. Frugal Science – August 26, 2011
  57. the artful blogger – August 31, 2011
  58. psychodynamom – September 16
  59. scatteringmoments – September 17
  60. Aurora Morealist – September 17, 2011
  61. Revelling In the Overflowing Grace of God – September 2o, 2011
  62. Resting in His Grace – (passed on  to others in comments; blogged January 19, 2012)
  63. A Father’s Love – September 21, 2011
  64. Jesus Carries Me – September 21, 2011
  65. Still Growing – October 18, 2011
  66. wordtabulous – October 24, 2011
  67. Kana’s Chronicles – October 25, 2011
  68. sparklebumpsthebookwhore – October 25, 2011
  69. sandylikeabeach – October 25, 2011
  70. traveldestinationbucketlist – October 25, 2011
  71. steve allen photography – October 27, 2011
  72. David Heilman – October 29, 2011
  73. photographyofnia – October 30, 2011
  74. Cats & Co – November 18, 2011
  75. Gabrielle Angel and Autumn Sunshine – November 18, 2011
  76. poeticjourney251 – November 18
  77. PryncesSyndrome – November 29, 2011
  78. LScott Poetry – December 1, 2011
  79. 365daysofcourage – January 3, 2012
  80. Believe Anyway – January 17, 2012
  81. Celeste’s Stories & Writing Adventure – January 30, 2012
  82. kenzie.kay – January 31, 2012
  83. Shannon M. Howell – February 2, 2012
  84. Pete Denton – Writer – March 10, 2012
  85. Vanessa Chapman – March 13, 2012
  86. They call me Betty – March 16, 2012
  87. Raising a Realist – March 17, 2012
  88. iGameMom – March 19, 2012
  89. Peace, Love & Fabulous Things – March 21, 2012
  90. The Shy Lion – March 27, 2012
  91. tea and craft – April 1, 2012
  92. My Grandmotherly Ways – April 3, 2012
  93. Tecrin Tries – April 5, 2012
  94. buttons and beeswax – April 17, 2012
  95. Will Knit for Food – April 27, 2012
  96. Celebrate Life! – April 21, 2012
  97. Exit78  Hot smile

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Opal at Celebrate Life has given me “The Versatile Blogger” award, which I greatly appreciate.  We’ve been reading each other’s blogs since at least 2008.

Many of these blog awards have a list of requirements that go with them – which really makes them into a sort of ‘award meme’ – and this award has its own set of requirements, which I’ll be treating a tad differently.

One of the requirements is to nominate 15 bloggers that you follow regularly or have recently discovered – a little bit of linky love and sharing with others some blogs that you like.

What I started with, instead, was to trace the lineage of the Versatile Blogger award as it came to me.  I went back 97 ‘generations’ of the award before I came to a blog that had died.  Some of the blogs had been awarded multiple times, but I just followed one path back, making it all the way back to May 30, 2010. I’ve included links to all of the ‘generations’ of the award before me on the right.

The Versatile Blog award has been around a long while in internet time.  The earliest mention I could find of it was from October 2007.  There is a Versatile Blogger Award site, but  its earliest post is from only a few months ago.

Another of the requirements is to tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself:

  1. I don’t do memes or awards.  I’m making a bit of an exception on this one, because it’s fun.  Sometime meme and award requirements are just too much of something I’m not interested.  I also don’t like to make others feel like they are obligated to do something, which is why I won’t be passing this on to anyone else.
  2. Though I was born in the North, I’ve been a legal resident of the South for three quarters of my life. However, I was a legal resident of Texas for tax purposes when I was in the Navy and we lived in California, Connecticut, and Idaho.
  3. I’ve spent about 15 1/2 months under water – 6 deterrent patrols on a nuclear submarine.
  4. I didn’t need to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day – my eyes are green, as are my dad’s, bother brothers, and two of my sisters.  The other sister has blue eyes.
  5. Even though I have a bachelors degree, I’ve never been on the campus of the college I got it from.  The same is true for our son-in-law.  We got our degrees from the same University and they weren’t mail order or online course.  We did our coursework in actual classes, but they were held on military bases.
  6. I am a member of The Order of the Blue Nose (line crossing ceremony for the arctic circle).
  7. I rode a bus unaccompanied to Houston from Nebraska when I was 13 to spend the summer with my mom and step-dad – I lived with my grandparents.  That summer of ‘65, we lived in a very depressed area (slum?) very close to downtown. I rode a Greyhound bus unaccompanied back to Nebraska at the end of the summer.

Sipapu Natural Bridge Trail, Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah, September 30, 2011
Sipapu Natural Bridge Trail, Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah, September 30, 2011

Natural Bridges National Monument overflow camping on nearby BLM land
Natural Bridges National Monument overflow camping on nearby BLM land

Farmers’ Market, Great Falls Montana, September 1, 2007
Farmers’ Market, Great Falls Montana, September 1, 2007

Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota, August 22, 2007
Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota, August 22, 2007

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