Puckerbrush Award for Excellence

To my surprise and amazement and shock, I was notified today that Becky from Grace and Glory awarded me with this: "The Janice Brown Puckerbrush Award for Excellence!" I feel so honored! Thank you Becky! I am humbled beyond words.

I borrow this explanation of the award (as Becky has also done) its origin, and purpose:
The award was created in honor of genealogy blogger Janice Brown by Terry Thornton, author of "Hill Country of Monroe County, Mississippi", who explained that "Janice told us all about the word 'puckerbrush' in an article she posted August 27, 2007 at "Cow Hampshire". Terry elaborated a bit further in a comment: 'On any land allowed to go fallow and left untended, a wild assortment of wild plants grow – in some areas, this wild growth results in such a thicket of plants that it is almost impossible to push your way through the growth. So it is with the growth of blogs --- so many that it is impossible to read them all. But in the puckerbrush eventually a few plants/trees become dominant and influence all who view them through the thick surrounding puckerbrush. And it is those outstanding blogs whose influence spreads beyond just the surrounding rabble of puckerbrush that I'm honoring.' Terry issued this challenge: Henceforth these awards will be called the Janice Brown Puckerbrush Blog Award for Excellence. All blog authors are hereby challenged to name the ten blogs which have influenced their writing the most and list them as a tribute to Janice --- the Janice Brown Puckerbrush Blog Awards for Excellence.
Now I am privileged to pick ten blogs that have influenced me, and honor them with this award!
3. Judith at Genealogy Traces
4. Sheri at Twig Talk
7. Jessica at Jessica's Genejournal
8. Julie at GenBlog
10. Craig at GeneaBlogie
These blogs have either brought me to starting my own blog, or have continued to teach me, or have entertained me, or have left me wanting for more! Thank you all! Now it is your turn to choose ten blogs.
Again, I thank Becky for making me feel so honored! If she not already been chosen I would have chosen her!
Thanks for stopping by!
Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!


  1. Cheryl--

    Thank you so much. It's an honor to be recognized by one's peers! I'm on my way to Monterey today with my parents; I'll publish my selections next week.

  2. Cheryl, I hope you know how very pleased I was to receive this award from you! Thanks so much for including my blog.

  3. Hi Craig and Judith,

    You are very welcome! You both are an inspiration!


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