Monday, November 16, 2009

My Kreativ Blogger Awards


I want to say thank you to one of my dearest genealogy blogging pals for her gift of the Kreativ Blogger award recently. I'm talking about Luckie of Our Georgia Roots - if you are not familiar with her or her blog, run (if you can do such a thing on your keyboard) and check out her blog. She has not only been a great contributor to the genealogy blogging community, she is a key player among the Twitter genealogists and can always be counted on for meaningful insights into the struggle of searching for one's ancestors.

Now as part of the challenge, it seems I must reveal seven "things" about myself, preferably new things which I've not revealed in any of those other crazy memes on Facebook or Twitter or blogs.  So here goes:
  • I grew up in New York but my accent would lead you to believe I was born in the Midwest.
  • I don't drive.  Never have and never will.  I have always lived in major cities with excellent transportation.  I feel my life is much simpler without a car and things like repairs or car insurance.
  • I've always been attracted to the life stories of older adults especially senior citizens.
  • If I had the means, I would be a perpetual student and enroll in classes covering a wide variety of topics.  I'd rack up degree after degree.
  • I try to find a common ground with each person I encounter - I've always been the mediator and moderator in most professional and civic endeavors.
  • I almost drowned when I was four years old.
  • Despite having broken my right leg twice, I used to be an active ballroom dancer specializing in jitterbug, lindy hop, and West Coast swing.
And then I also need to pass along the award to seven other bloggers.  Since this award has been passed around quite a bit (which is great!), I am going to seek out some of our newer, less noticed bloggers and send them some kreativ love:
Tag! You're it!

© 2009, copyright Thomas MacEntee

12 comments:

Luckie said...

I knew my 7 Kreativ Blogger Nominees RAWKED & that you, T2 would lead the pack!

I wish we lived closer so that we could go somewhere & shake our tail-feathers!

The Lindy Hop?! My Grandmother Fannie would have LOVED you! She could Lindy with the best of 'em!:-)

You made my day [as always] by just being YOU!

Luckie.

Kathleen said...

Thank You...Thank You!
Kathleen
Tracing Descendants

Kathleen said...

Thank You!! This made my day.

Sherry - Family Tree Writer said...

Thank you! Thank you! I'm so excited! Do I get to post the Kreativ Blogger Award on My website??

This made my day, too, and put sunshine in a dreary-weather day!

Woo Hoo!

Sherry - Family Tree Writer said...

Guess what, Thomas!! We 'might' be related! I have McGinnis ancestors, too, and that is one line I've not delved into very deeply. And I haven't posted about them, yet, so they are not on my blog yet.

My grandmother was Maud McGinnis Stocking, daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Margaret (Corson) McGinnis. I have Thomas' parent's names, (I think) but not at the home I'm at right now. But I don't think I can go any further back than that.

Russ said...

Thomas,

Looks like I am not the only one to award the new Kreativ Blogger Award.

You can pick up the new Kreativ Blogger Award at My Headstone Collection
http://headstonecollection.blogspot.com/2009/11/kreativ-blogger-award-thank-you-dr-bill.html

Thanks for sharing your expertise.

Russ

Renate said...

What awesome revelations! The Kreativ Blogger award has really helped us to all get to know each other better, hasn't it? Thanks for the great post!

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Congrats!
Enjoyed your distinctive new insights!

Do we know who started the Kreativ Blogger Award? It has been neat to see it passes around... and to learn more about each other!!

;-)

Lynn Palermo said...

Thanks Thomas, for the recognition, this is my second Kreativ Blogger Award this week. The online genealogy community has been very generous in welcoming me into their family. I will be sure to pay it forward.

Sherry - Family Tree Writer said...

I want to say thank you again, too! I've rec'd two of the Kreativ Blogger Awards this week also, and it really has 'made my week'!

I have much to do today, but will have a lot of fun passing the award on to others soon! (If you get awarded twice, does that mean you get to award 14 people?!)

What fun!

Travis LeMaster said...

Thanks, Thomas! I appreciate the encouragement and now I get to pass the fun along!

Astrid said...

I just noticed this! Thanks so much for for the Kreativ Blogger Award. Awesome honor. THANK YOU!!! Astrid