Thank you, Sheila, at The Family Kalamazoo, ( ) for nominating me as a member of The WordPress Family. Sheila writes this blog which is a genealogical site devoted to the history of the DeKorn and Zuidweg families of Kalamazoo and the Mulder family of Caledonia. Her family is descended from French Huguenots, just as mine is, and I find the history fascinating. Make sure you check it out.

The following is an explanation of the award from Shaun who started the award – I just don’t know when. The rules are simple.

This is an award for everyone who is part of the “Word Press Family” I started this award on the basis that the WordPress family has taken me in, and showed me love and a caring side only WordPress can. The way people take a second to be nice, to answer a question and not make things a competition amazes me here. I know I have been given many awards, but I wanted to leave my own legacy on here by creating my own award, as many have done before. This represents “Family” we never meet, but are there for us as family. It is my honor to start this award.  (from Shaun @


1. Display the award logo on your blog.

2. Link back to the person who nominated you.

3. Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your Word Press experience and family

4. Let your 10 Family members know you have awarded them

5. That’s it. Just please pick 10 people that have taken you as a friend, inspired you or made a difference and spread the love

I would like to highlight the following bloggers (in no particular order) for membership in The Word Press Family. They inspire me, encourage me, intrigue me and help me grow as a blogger sharing my family story.

1)    Rick at

2)    Martha at

3)    Sue at

4)    09history at


6)    Jim at

7)    Aisling at

8)    Laura at

9)    Old Mainer at

10) Gallivanta at


A special “Thank You” to each of you.

Judy Guion


10 thoughts on “THE WORD PRESS FAMILY AWARD – 5.18.2013

  1. flynjump says:

    Pretty cool!

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  2. Judy Guion says:

    Gallivanta – Thank you. You truly have been an encourager and an inspiration for me.

  3. Arla says:

    Congratulations Judy! You deserve it!

    • Judy Guion says:

      Why thank you Arla (my best friend, who just happens to be my cousin and just happens to have the same energy and excitement about the family and these letters and stories) – The Word Press Family is phenomenal and have supported me all the way. I want to pass on their encouragement.

  4. gpcox says:

    Congrats! No one deserves it more, you put in a lot of hard work.

    • Judy Guion says:

      gpcox – Thank you, but coming from someone who does the research that you do, my work is slight. But as you and I know, it is truly a Labor of Love.

  5. 09history says:

    Congratulations Judy! and thank you so much for thinking of us when you were passing on this award. Thanks, Emma

    • jaggh53163 says:

      Emma is so much better than 09history -0 Members of the Word Press Family continue to encourage us to expand our horizons and to try new things. If you compare my first post and my last regular post, you can definitely see how I have grown and matured with the help of other members of the Word Press Family. They challenge me and inspire me. I am so thankful that when I first started thinking of writing a blog, the first two names I heard were WordPress and WordPress.

  6. Gallivanta says:

    What a lovely award. Congratulations and thank you, too.

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