Monday, March 23, 2009

Friendship Award

I have been doubly blessed today. Selby of Selby’s Food Corner and Dar of Girlichef have both given me the Friendship Award. Thank you both. I am honored by your friendship.

I belong to the North Carolina Writers' Network Netwest and in the fall of last year I encouraged Glenda Beall, our program coordinator, to put together a class on how to start a blog. She did and I am so grateful to her. Ten of us sat in a small library room and, with the help of Glenda and instructor Kay Lake, started our very own blog. I jumped in with both feet. Before I knew it, I had two blogs, My Carolina Kitchen and Island Time in Abaco, which is a companion to a memoir I'm writing about following a dream and living on a tiny private island in the northern Bahamas. Thank you Glenda – this award is for you.

Glenda is a published poet and writer as well as an instructor on writing life stories and memoirs at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC. Her personal blog, Writing Life Stories, is filled with interesting people, places and poetry.

Along with the Friendship Award comes this message: "These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated." It also says: "Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

I would have never believed six months ago that I would have two blogs that have given me the opportunity to meet such a wonderful group of friends throughout the world. Thank each of you that visit my kitchen. I wish to pass the Friendship Award along from Selby and Dar. Thank you both. Without blogging I would have never had the opportunity to meet you.

Kathryn of Here, Where I Am


  1. Oh, thank you so much. I'll cherish your award and pass it on to others. Have a wonderful week.

  2. Congratulations on your award Sam! What an interesting story about jumping in with two blogs! You are an inspiration.

  3. Love both of your blogs and look forward to them! Enjoy your day Sam!

  4. Congratulations on your award Sam and I really do appreciate your passing it on to me. You have made my day:D

  5. Congrats on your awards!

  6. Congratulations, you deserve this award.

    Thank you for passing this award to me, it means a lot. Have a great day :)

  7. Thanks for the award, I really appreciate it!

  8. Sam, you turned out to be the star student of the blog class and I enjoy reading your posts. The photos of Abaco make me yearn to go there. Maybe one day.
    Thank you so much for the Friendship Award. I will pass it along to some worthy bloggers.

  9. It's my pleasure to pass this award to you because you deserved it :)

  10. Congrats on your well deserved award!! Well done!!

  11. Sam. Congratulations on your yet another new award.
    As Glenda said, You are the star.

    Thanks for thinking of me as a friend. They only come
    a few in a lifetime.

    I'll get busy passing the friendship award on to others
    that I call friend.

  12. I need a bigger office for all my awards, what about you :) Sure is nice when people tell you they enjoy what they see on your blog!

  13. Thank each of you for your kind comments. I'm new to blogging and this is exciting.

    Selba - thanks again for passing the friendship hearts to me all the way from Indonesia to the mountains of North Carolina.

    Glenda - you are the wind behind our sails here in NC. And I'm far far from a star.

    Nancy's blog - Living Above the Frost Line, was named one of the top ten Appalachian blogs.
    Now that's what I call an award.


  14. Sam,
    Congratulations upon another award. Your blog is great and I'm proud you are getting so much recognition for your wonderful work.

  15. Sam, I tried to leave a comment a couple of days ago and for some reason couldn't. I've been so busy I haven't put my "friends" up on my blog, but I'm getting ready to do it right now! Thank you again!

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