Researching in Georgia - Taliaferro, Toliver, Lawrence, Brewer, Askew, Dorsey, Jackson, Poole, Butler, Allen, Gilbert, Crawford, Middlebrooks, Gates, Parks, Thompson, Alford, Favors, Guise, and related surnames.

09 January 2010

A Happy 101 Award - Just When I Need A Smile!!

My friend Gini over at Ginisology has gone and done it again. This time she’s awarded me with the Happy 101 Award. Now how did she know I need to be perked-up? Well, I have been in the dumps lately, and this has really helped to cheer me up. Thanks, Gini. You’re the best! Now I have to list 10 things that make me happy, and pass the award on to 10 other blogs. The first one is easy.

Ten things that make me happy are:

1. My brother, Bernard. It never fails, he can always put a smile on my face.  He's my best friend.

2. Savannah, my dog. She is just the sweetest thing, and soooo pretty. I’m an animal lover, but puppies and dogs top the list.

3. Taking with any of my friends on the phone.

4. Honey Baked Ham...or a Jersey Mike’s club em!

5. Memories of my mom.

6. Long car rides to nowhere special.

7. Music, especially oldies on Saturday morning.

8. Thinking about retirement... coming soon.

9. Watching my soap operas (my guilty pleasure), and sipping on a Sprite.

10. A clear blue sky on a sunny spring day. Beautiful!!

Now, the not so easy part. Ten blogs to pass the award on to. There are many great blogs out there for sure.  There are only 7 here, but they are the ones that I read most often, and can honestly vouch for the consistently excellent content. They all have great post, and keep me coming back for more.  Here's to you ladies!!

 Our Georgia Roots-Luckie Daniels

 Into The Light- Renate

 Georgia Black Crackers- Mavis Jones

 Reclaiming Kin- Robyn

 My Colored Roots-Darlene

 Our Family As A Whole- Felicia Mathis

 Conversations With My Ancestors- Mavis Jones 

[ADDENDUM: 13 January 2010.  A special thank you to Sharon over at Kindred Footprints, who today gifted me with another Happy 101 Award.  It was really nice of you to think of me for this award.  I truly appreciate it.  Thanks!!


  1. Thanks to Gini for accomplishing something my phone threats could not -- getting you to post!:-)

    I enjoyed your Top 10 & appreciate you passing the cupcake to me! Looks like I got an extra dose of sweetness from Gini too!

    Finally a cupcake I don't feel guilty indulging in!

    Welcome back San!:-)


  2. Sandra,

    Thank you not once but twice. I often times have that same beginning of the year being in the dumps myself. Seems like after the holidays that first week of the new year is a rapid return back to earth.