Puckerbrush Award of Excellence

Julie has awarded me the Puckerbrush Award of Excellence!

Puckerbrush Award[4]

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.

I always read “Cow Hampshire” when it was active, and am honored that Julie would think of me. Thanks to her, and my list of nominees, who most certainly have been previously nominated. Many of the geneabloggers find the same blogs inspirational!

  1. Right back at Julie!
  2. Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings (one of the first I ever read!)
  3. Miriam at AnceStories, another of my favorite reads!
  4. Ernie’s Journeys.
  5. Jasia, the Creative Gene.
  6. Apple, at Apples Tree.
  7. Thomas and company for their teamwork!
  8. Judith, at Genealogy Traces.


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  1. Thanks Pam for the award and the shout-out – this is a fun way to recognize some great genealogy blogs!

    Thomas MacEntee’s last blog post..This Week’s New Genealogy Blogs – 6 June 2009

  2. Pam I’m honored that you would think of me for this! You’ve made my weekend!

    Cindy Curtin’s last blog post..Ready to Avenge Death of Brother!

  3. Thanks, Pam! I’m glad you enjoy my blog.

    • Apple on June 6, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Thanks Pam!

    Apple’s last blog post..Carnival of Genealogy, 73rd Edition

  4. Thank you so, so much Pam for the award! I’ve enjoyed getting this one since I was unfamiliar with it until the Puckerbrush starting making its rounds this week. I enjoy your blog and all of the others that you’ve recognized here.

    Judith Richards Shubert’s last blog post..Lois Walker Blalock – 1914 – 2009

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