"The planes were hijacked, the buildings fell, and thousands of lives were lost nearly a thousand miles from here. But the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were an attack on the heart of America.
And standing here in the heartland of America, we say in one voice:
We will not give in to terrorists;
We will not rest until they are found and defeated;
We will win this struggle: not for glory, nor wealth, nor power, but for justice, for freedom, and for peace;
So help us God."
I'm finally passing the lemonade along. Kristen Torres-Torro of Write in the Way was kind enough to nominate me for the Lemonade Award back in August (you can view the post here). I would love to say there's a wonderful reason for taking this long to pass it along, but really, my only excuse is life in general. Busy, crazy, chaotic life. (But that doesn't mean I'm not grateful for the nomination, because boy let me tell ya, I am!!!)
The Lemonade Award is a feel good award that shows gratitude or a great attitude. Here are the rules:
*Put the Lmeonade Award logo on your blog and/or post.
*Nominate at least 10 blogs that show great attitude or gratitude.
*Link the nominees within your post.
*Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
*Share the love and link to the person from whom you received the award.
First off I want to thank Kristen for choosing me and nine other bloggers. Recognition and camaraderie on these here blogs really does help the sanity. This community is the best.
And now it's time for me to pass the Lemonade Award on to another ten bloggers. I chose people who inspire me with their overall spunk for life -- those who make me stop and think and feel better after reading their blogs (whether it's because of their fun attitude or because I learned something by reading their blogs -- or both). And I tried to find people who hadn't received this award just to make it a little more exciting. So without further ado....
1. Dorraine Darden at Free Ice Cream
2. Jenny Ingram at Jenny on the Spot
3. Liana Brooks at Liana Brooks
4. Darlene over at Peeking Between the Pages
5. Sierra Godfrey at Sierra Godfrey
6. Susan Adrian at Susan Adrian
7. Kate Lord Brown at What Kate Did Next
8. Wilkie at To Write and Publish
9. Anita at Beyond the Diapers and Spills
10. Lari Lynn Dell at Montana for Real
Thank you again Kristen for the award! =) I can't wait to see who is nominated by the ten wonderful ladies above!
Now many many years ago when I was twenty-three
I was married to a widow who was pretty as can be
This widow had a grown-up daughter who had hair of red
My father fell in love with her and soon they too were wed
Oh I'm my own grandpa
I'm my own granpa
It sounds funny I know,
But it really is so
Oh I'm my own grandpa
This made my dad my son-in-law and changed my very life
My daughter was my mother 'cause she was my father's wife
To complicate the matter even though it brought me joy
I soon became the father of a bouncing baby boy
My little baby then became a brother-in-law to Dad
And so became my uncle, though it made me very sad
For if he was my uncle, then that also made him br'ther
Of the widow's grown-up daughter who was also my stepmother
Father's wife then had a son who kept them on the run
And he became my grandchild, for he was my daughter's son
My wife is now my mother's mother and it makes me blue
Because altho' she is my wife, she's my grandmother too
Now if my wife is my grandmother, then I'm her grandchild
And every time I think of it, it nearly drives me wild
For now I have become the strangest case I ever saw
As husband of my grandmother, I am my own grandpa