Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Happy 101 Award

Thank you to Ruth Himan for awarding me the "Happy 101" Award this morning. It's nice to know folks I never even met are reading my blog, especially another genea-blogger. Ruth is the author at She is in Southern California and I am in New Hampshire. Isn't the internet fun?

Thus, According to the rules of the award I have to:
1. List the ten (10) things that make you happy and then
2. Pass the award to ten (10) more bloggers

Things that make me happy
(this is easy, it doesn't take much to make me happy!):
1. Hubbie
2. Family
3. Friends
4. Sunny days in winter
5. Rainy days in the summer
6. when my cat purrs
7. a nice glass of wine
8. Genealogy day trips around New England
9. Chinese food
10. serendipity

And I nominate the following blogs
(this is harder to do, there are lots of deserving blogs...):
1. Anthony Vaver at
2. The American Antiquarian Society at
(this is where I started my genealogy research 30 years ago)
3. Barbara Poole at
4. Dean Dexter at (my Mayflower cousin)
5. Roxanne Saucier at
6. Massachusetts Humanities Council at
7. Maggie McLean at
9. Peter M. at
10. The Longwood Symphony Orchestra at

Thanks again Ruth!
PS Thanks also to Bill West, from who also nominated me for the award!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Heather,
    Ruth was smart to give the Happy 101 Award to you, it is by far, one of my favorites too. So much thought goes into your pieces and I enjoy reading them.

    I want to thank you for chosing me to receive the same award. However, as I did in my Nov. 30th blog, "Looking Back," I have decided once again not to particpatae in award receiving and giving. The way I look at it, we all deserve a pat on the shoulder. Thank you very much though for thinking of me.