Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A New Award! And A Belated Birthday Wish!

This neat award was passed on to me by dear Patty over at Old Lady Lincoln. (She is married to Abe Lincoln, you know!) Thank you my friend. I am honored! Now I am to pass this award on to 5 blogs that make me think and make my day.

Well that is the hard part, as I love all the blogs I visit. However, the rules say 5, so I am passing this award on to- tada, drum roll please :

Deborah at Corridors.

Bev at Mountain Mama

Grandy at Functional Schmunktional

Patti at Nonna's News and

Audrey at Marvellous

Hope you enjoy this award, friends.

I would also like to wish my dear friend Merle, whose birthday, last Friday, May 23rd, I somehow missed, a belated Happy Birthday!

Count your life by smiles, not tears,
Count your age by friends, not years.
Happy Birthday, dear Merle!

Your forgetful friend, Renie.

And thank you for passing this award on to me as well, dear Merle. Getting it twice is very nice! :-)


Mississippi Songbird said...

Congratulations !

What a cool award!
and I hope you had a wonderful Memorial day weekend,Renie..
God bless you and have a great week..
It's starting to feel like summer now..
Bunches of hugs.... Stephanie

Leann said...

hello my friend:) I finely was able to post today.just have had so much going on I just didnt feel like posting.hope all is good with you.and you are enjoying the spring.
we had some stroms but nothing bad here.just good old rain.some had hail but we didnt.
Ill make this short cause I have other blogs to chick.

nice award.God bless.


Gramma Ann said...

Hi Renie,
After looking over your profile, I noticed we like the same music and crooners. I have Dean Martin DVDs of his TV show. Remember that show? I also like Elvis music. and I listen to a radio show almost every Sunday afternoon that plays Golden Oldies, or as my children and grandchildren call it 'elevator music';)

Have a pleasant day.

Mike Golch said...

Cool award.Now can we do this,"mother may I have this award to give away?"

Nonna said...

Awwww thank you Renie for such a neat award!! I appreciate you thinking of me!! I'll be sure and get it posted this week on my blog! How was your Memorial Day weekend?

Renie Burghardt said...

Thanks, Stephanie!

I had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Yes, it is starting to feel like summer around here as well. But the cold is still fresh in my memory, so I am not complaining. Yet. LOL.



Renie Burghardt said...


Good to see you again! I miss you when you're gone so long. Thank you for stopping by.



Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Gramma Ann,

Yes, I noticed that too. We are both golden oldies, right? Haha. I love Dean Martin! Have an autographed picture of him from the old days. Love all the golden oldies music.

Thank you for stopping by. It's nice to make a new kindred spirit friend!



Renie Burghardt said...

Very cool award!

Thanks for stopping by, Mike.

Renie Burghardt said...

My memorial Day weekend was wonderful, Patti. Saturday started out really nice, then a thundershower came in and chased us inside the cabin for a while. But it was neat to watch the lightening on the river, below. But it passed quickly, and we were back out on the deck. Sunday was perfect, all day. We even got on the jet ski a bit, but the river is high, and it was scary to me. :-) But I always wear a life jacket anyway. Yesterday was quieter. All in all in was a lot of fun, with friends and family and good food.

Our entertainment wasn't as good as yours though. :-)

Thank you for stopping by. Have a nice week. And enjoy the award.



Old Lady Lincoln said...

Glad you had a wonderful week-end. Also happy you didn't mind my giving you the award I had received.

Rosy said...

Congratulations on your reward!

That is true...count your freinds and not your years..nice birthday poem.

Michele said...

Congrats, Renie! Hope you had a great weekend. :-)


Fortune Cookies and Patience?

Renie Burghardt said...


I was honored that you included me in passing on this neat award! Thank you!



Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Rosy,

Yes, I thought the poem was good as well. Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope all is well in your world.


Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Michele,

Thank you! Had a very nice weekend. Hope you did as well.

Just read your post about fortune cookies and patience. Good one. I enjoyed it.



Jmkdreak said...


Renie Burghardt said...

Thanks, sweetie!


Talk..to..Grams said...

Congratulations!! I hope you have a great week!! Love and hugs Grams

Renie Burghardt said...

Thank you, Grams. Have a wonderful week as well.

Love and blessings,


Grandy said...

I'm truly honored, Renie! As someone whom I admire, I truly appreciate you thinking of me and am so THRILLED that you like my blog. :)

Renie Burghardt said...


You are one of the funniest bloggers in blogland, and it was my pleasure to pass the award on to you! Enjoy!



deborah wilson said...


Thank you for passing this award along to the 5 of us..:) I'll get it up in my side bar on Friday, as today I have to study for finals on Thursday. Afterwards, during my 3 week break, I'm going to create some special awards for some special women on the web - and create time for those I'm missing out on. lol

Glad that your weekend was a good one, mine was too. Memorial Day is one of the few that my whole family gets together.

BClark said...

Greetings Renie, you deserve any and all awards, super person that you are. So glad your weekend was good and that you had much enjoyment in it. Ours was quiet and lovely, Hubby was home for 4 days, a new record. Say, have you heard anything from Drunk with Barley, he just kind of disappeared off the radar. Hope he is well.
Best to you Renie, as always I enjoy your blog. Barbara

Renie Burghardt said...


Good luck with the finals! The three week break will be nice. Have a good week.


Hi Barbara,

Thanks so much for your kind comment. I'm so glad your husband was at home with you for the weekend. Don't know anything about Drunk with Barley. Hope he is okay. Have a good week.



ancient one said...

Nice award. Old Abe's wife picked the right person to receive it!!

Come see my yellow lady slippers...LOL

Mountain Mama said...

Congratulations on the nice award Renie and thank you for passing it on to me. It's so sweet of you.

Merle said...

Dear Renie ~~ Sorry to be so slow replying, time just gets away from me Thank you very much for the birthday greeting, makes no difference a day or so later ~ it stretches the B'day out and I have enjoyed it this year You didn't tell me when yours is??
Glad you liked the award and have it twice. My daughter has put off her trip for a couple of weeks, so still have that to look forward to. The story about Meredith and her dog was a really nice one and was
popular and glad you enjoyed the jokes and leave with a smile.
Bless you my dear friend, Love,Merle

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Ann,

Oh, I saw the yellow lady's slipper, and thanks so much for posting it. And the picture at the train depot was nice, too. What a nice place to have for family reunions. Have a great day!


Hi Bev,

I hope you enjoy the award!



Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Merle,

I'm so glad you had a good birthday this year. And thank you for also passing this award on to me. It is nice to receive it twice. Have a wonderful week, my friend.

Love and blessings,


Tina Coruth said...

Hi Renie,

Congratulations on your award! You chose very well when you passed it on. I already visit and enjoy Deborah's and Grandy's blogs. Bev, Patti and Audrey have wonderful blogs, too. I'm glad I followed your links. Thank you, my friend!


Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Tina,

I'm glad you followed the links as well. It's always nice to get to know new blogger friends.

Thank you for the kind comment, my friend. Have a great weekend.


Mary said...


Congratulations on the award. You are very deserving.

I'm glad you had a great Memorial Day weekend. Our weather has been much warmer this week and some of the flowers are finally blooming. I will be posting photos for Green Thumb Sunday.


audrey` said...

Thank you very much, Renie.
I'm so touched.