I’m honored that Marylin Warner who writes a moving blog tribute to her mother–including thoughts on literature, philosophy, history and the beauty of snowy winters–has nominated my post, “If You Lose It, You Lose It,” for a Best Moment Award. Here’s Marylin’s post with the announcement: Dear Mom, Do you remember the December 2012 post “Que Sera Sera”?  It was about our neighbor building a fallout shelter, and the funny secret–and a serious lesson–you shared with me about why we didn’t want to also build a shelter. Last week Brittnay DeLong of http://busygirlhealth.wordpress.com/ selected “Que Sera Sera” for a special award. The BEST MOMENT AWARD is different from other awards because it’s for only one post, a reader’s favorite “best moment.”  ”Que Sera Sera” was one of your favorite posts, too.  When I read the post aloud to you, we laughed about how the schools had children hiding under their desks, and parents were encouraged to have special “plans” ready during the Cold War. (For the complete post, go to  http://warnerwriting.wordpress.com/2012/12/23/que-sera-sera-2/ )  For both of us, Mom, I proudly accept this award and sincerely thank Brittnay. Today our blog, “Things I Want To Tell My Mother,” is nominating 8 special, specific posts for the BEST MOMENT AWARD.  These are truly  exceptional and memorable posts, and we hope our readers will click on the links and enjoy them: ~Darla Writes http://darsba.wordpress.com/2013/05/11/mothers-day-stories-collection/ ~The Best Chapter http://thebestchapter.com/2013/04/30/tool-for-tuesday-if-you-lose-it-you-lose-it/ ~Poems from Oostburg, Wisconsin http://ellenolinger.wordpress.com/2013/05/15/help-thanks-wow-by[anne-lamott/ ~Earthrider http://earth-rider.com/2013/04/20/musical-memories-and-love/ ~Just Rod http://reflectionsinpuddles.com/2013/05/15/the-new-shoes/ ~Wacky World of Writing http://tracycampbell.net/blog/meet-budding-picassos/ The last two award nominees have very diverse posts, but their stories about being bloggers (one in America and the other in the UK) who became friends and visited with their families and then wrote posts about the visit deserve an award for each of them! ~Is it me?  http://tomstronach.blog.spot.com/2012/09/julia-and-oscar_8.html

~Julia Barrett’s World http://juliarachelbarrett.net/2012/09/new-friends/ _____________________________________________________________

Rules for the BEST MOMENT AWARD:  1. These nominees (now winners) repost this completely with their acceptance speech. 2. Winners now have the privilege of awarding the next awardees! The re-post should include a Thank You for those who helped them, a NEW list of people and blogs worthy of the award (up to 15), and the winners posted here will notify their choices with the great news of receiving this special award.    Download the award’s logo at MomentMatters.com/Award Cold War prep. ~ LIFE Mag. Marylin Warner and her mother Mary Shepherd with "Flat Grace" project Marylin Warner and her mother Mary Shepherd with “Flat Grace Project.” So there you have it. “If you lose it, you lose it” wins! And drumroll, please: I nominate http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/life-in-a-greek-village-samos-island/a-greek-tragedy-life-in-a-village-on-samos-island/ Facts on the assault on Israel’s legitimacy and the cover-up of the truth: http://cifwatch.com/2013/05/18/guardian-promotes-book-by-one-stater/ and Marilyn Slagel on being a newbie at a writer’s conference: http://marilynslagel.wordpress.com/2013/05/02/the-conference-newbie/

About dianabletter

Diana Bletter is the author of several books, including The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women (with photographs by Lori Grinker), shortlisted for a National Jewish Book Award. Her novel, A Remarkable Kindness, (HarperCollins) was published in 2015. She is the First Prize Winner of Moment Magazine's 2019 Fiction Contest. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, tabletmag, Glamour, The Forward, The North American Review, Times of Israel, and is a reporter for Israel21C, and many other publications. She is author of Big Up Yourself: It's About Time You Like Being You and The Mom Who Took off On Her Motorcycle, a memoir of her 10,000-mile motorcycle trip to Alaska and back to New York. She lives in a small beach village in Western Galilee, Israel, with her husband and family. She is a member of the local hevra kadisha, the burial circle, and a Muslim-Jewish-Christian-Druze women's group in the nearby town of Akko. And, she likes snowboarding and climbing trees.
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4 Responses to

  1. RRK says:

    Congratulations, Diana!

  2. Congrats, Diana. I see we are both lucky recipients! Yay! 🙂

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