Wednesday, January 28, 2009

It's my Blog Anniversary, and I'd like to thank some very grand people!

This is my one year Blog Anniversary.

There are three people and one group of people I would like to particularly thank.

The first person I'd like to thank is Elmer's Brother. Some of you know him and his blog. He asked me so many times to start a blog and I thought he was absolutely NUTS. I knew I didn't have the techie gene and I figured any woman my age who still doesn't understand how a TV works and has trouble with a DVD player shouldn't go near a blog! Finally, Elbro said "I'll build it, just tell me what you'd like." So, I did. And he did. During the process, he was patient, talented, kind and amazing. He's continued to be so with any slightest problem I might have...and there have been a few! I hope he knows how much I love blogging and how much it means to me that he enabled the whole experience. Thank you, Elbro, from the bottom of my heart. I should mention that Elbro and I share a deep faith and that's been a big blessing to me. (I got to meet Elbro's family when they came to LA for another occasion and we stole them away for a nice walk on the ocean bluffs and dinner at our house...fabulous family, wonderful time together!)

I'd also like to thank Mr. Z for his undying support, enthusiasm and encouragement. He was in on this from the beginning, too, in such good ways, and I'm so grateful. Also, I'm so happy that he's written such good pieces for us all to read and learn from, and that he's taken such beautiful scenery photographs for us to enjoy! What a great addition to geeeeeZ all of his work's been! I am really thankful to my dear husband for so many things AND his blog participation!

Third, I want to thank Priscilla. I met Priscilla at Frontpagemag. com, and since I started this blog, she's been such a wonderful addition here to the comments page, the terrific email finds she's alerted me to and, especially, Priscilla's Post. Priscilla has a great conservative mind, knows her history, writes well, and is just an all-around great thinker and person. And she LOVES this country! I couldn't be prouder than I am for having her support and faithfulness at geeeeeeZ! (Priscilla and her terrific husband live not too far from here and we've been able to meet a few times and have had great times together...!)

There's a Small Band of Brothers (and know who you are!) who, along with Elbro, helped me get started in ways I had never expected. They welcomed me wholeheartedly and so graciously, taught me, nurtured my baby blog, and they have been here supporting me from the very, very first days and I believe that, without them, I don't know if I'd have met many of you! These are brothers and sisters to me, and I love you, guys. Thanks for so much!! I owe you a LOT and I know it, and I SO appreciate each and every one of you.

And THANK YOU, readers and commenters here.... Your blogs are fantastic and it's humbling that you come here to participate at mine. Thank you very much. You're all terrific, I honestly have a real affection for you ALL, and I hope we share many healthy, happy years of blogging together.

So...thank you, ALL! This is getting CORNY, but I couldn't help it!....It's been fun to indulge in publicly thanking all of you...but, now, back to your blogs! We have a COUNTRY TO SAVE!! God Bless America....And I thank God for all He is to all of us. We'd be nothing without him!

Love and thanks to you. Imagine if we could ALL get together somewhere and talk and laugh and solve ALL the problems of the world? I guess our blogs will just have to suffice for now, right? Well, they do far more than that already, don't they! THANK YOU for everything.




The Merry Widow said...

You know we love you and are happy that EB(also known as the Energizer Bunny who runs off cliffs)dragged you kicking and screaming into the you, I was a homeless blogger, until everyone in the group pummeled me into submission.
G*D bless and MARANATHA!


DaBlade said...

Congrats Z! Thank YOU for doing this. Your blog is fantastic and one of my favorite stops.

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one of my favorite blogging buddies.

I.H.S. said...


I've told you before, your blog is normally the first I read ever since I saw it.

Keep up the good work.


Always On Watch said...

Congratulations, Z!

I'm rushing around to make my comments today. We've had a terrible ice storm and may be without power at any minute.

Always On Watch: Semper Vigilans

Gayle said...

Happy blog anniversarry, Z! :) I hope you have many more!

Like Always, we had an Ice Storm too. I don't think we'll be losing power though, but I'm going to have to go out there pretty soon and check for damage to trees.

Elmers Brother said...

Congrats Z...I'm happy to be your partner because associating with you is such an honor.

Like I said before you picked the curtains out and I just hung 'em.

AND meeting you and Mr. Z was one of the biggest highlights of the year for our family.

I really like you.

Anonymous said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Z. It's hard to believe it's been a year already!

Thank you so much for your kind remarks, and I must say, with all gratitude, thanks for allowing me the privilege of contributing to GEEEZ!

Also it must be said, GEEEZ! reflects you, with all your talents, interests, and concerns.

This is a place that runs the gamut from serious debate, laughter, tears, patriotism and faith. Yes, this place is you.

And this is why it's so good. We're never quite sure what we'll find when we come here, and it is always an interesting visit.

Knowing you I'm not surprised. I am thrilled at your success, and know it will continue because you love it.

So, again, congratulations Z, well done!


Jungle Mom said...

Congratulations! I am so glad you do blog. and a big thanks to Elbro for getting it started.
We love you, too.!

highboy said...

Happy Anniversary!

CJ said...

Congratulations on your one-year anniversary. You've done a great job of blogging with grace and style, variety and pithy posts to think about. A deservedly popular likable blog.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Z......I am so glad that Elmers Brother got you started! So a big thank you to him too! I love everything about this blog and hope that you continue it for a long, long time!!!!

Freadom said...

Happy aniversary. The world needs more bloggers like you.

christian soldier said...

Z-Happy Birthday-I am so thankful that we 'found' each other :-)

Yehudi said...

Congratulations and happy anniversary, Z! The blogosphere is a better place with you here. :)

Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading your blog, and the comments of those who come here.

Ducky's here said...

It seems like just yesterday when you were posting at Frontpage and they were banning me.

Average American said...

Happy anniversary Z!

....Imagine if we could ALL get together somewhere and talk and laugh and solve ALL the problems of the world?....

We bloggers do that on a daily basis Z. It would be nice if it was face to face once in a while though. Keep up the great work!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Z!

I think we ALL owe a debt of gratitude to Elmer's Brother and to Mr. Z.

Y'all make a good team.

~ FreeThinke

Z said...

Thank you SO much for these unbelievably nice comments. I appreciate you all VERY very much.
What a great bunch of people...I think this is THE BEST corner of the blogosphere that exists because of you guys!

Anonymous said...

What? No individual recognition for Ducky? What gives?

-Tio Bowser

Brooke said...

Happy Anniversary, Z!

I'm glad that you did start a blog! :) You are a joy to read.

Karen said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday, Z! I enjoy reading and learning here.

Z said...

Tio, I like to address Ducky because he gets us all riled up and thinking (yes, I said that!)...mostly, it's just thinking WHAT A JERK, but it's fun and he isn't stupid, just misled, and I'm actually glad he's here.

His reference to Frontpage is true; We met there and squabbled A LOT (and THAT was before, or just as, I was getting political!!...he was a great foil for me to start addresssing...I wasn't ever quite sure what heated me up but everything he said REALLY irked me, and since those days, about 10 years ago now, I've learned and can put words to my feelings about the liberality he spewed there)

One can only imagine how I felt when Ducky showed up HERE the first month I'd opened....and I was furious ! "I did NOT build a blog where I have to fend YOU off again!" but, now I'm quite happy he's here.

Just a little blog memorabilia from my first year! Thanks for the memory, tio! (And Ducky!)

Pat Jenkins said...

i will echo the cogratulations z!! here's to another fine year!!!

Ducky's here said...

Now confess, z, we do enjoy talking about art even if you think Chet Baker couldn't sing.

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Wow. Have you EVER gone places in ONE year! Congratulations! How'd you do it?? It's been 5 years for me. Of course, it helps to be as talented as yourself.


Papa Frank said...

Happy Blog-birthday my good friend!!!

Anonymous said...

Way to go Z! You are a talented blogger for sure, too bad this doesn't pay well, you deserve it for the service you do for America.


Z said...

Thanks, guys. should talk. ALL of you have SUCH GOOD BLOGS!! amazing stuff.

Morgan..I had great teachers and am glad you enjoy the blog're right..... thanks.

Anonymous said...

You're the best, Z!

I'm just now realizing that political blogging is truly a form of activism. I admire it so much.

Congrats on one year.

Keep beating Ducky down. He enjoys it. ;-)

Tom said...

Happy Blogaversary, Z!! May you keep on writing for years to come!

David Wyatt said...


I'm being as serious as I know how when I say that I'm shocked! As professionally as you handle this blog, I figured you'd been blogging for most of your 29 years! Well, OK, I guess my serious level went down a tad when I said that, but in truth i really thought you'd been blogging far more than just a year! Bravo! May you have many more. God Bless you Z!

Anonymous said...

It's been a year ALREADY????

Time flies when you pass it with interesting people!

Happy Blogeversary!

Z said...

Tom, thanks! I hope you go back to taking comments on your blog... I DO hope things go well for you're in my prayers.

David, thanks SO much. I don't think I ever quite enjoyed anything so much as blogging..except singing. I honestly can't get over what a blast this, I think I've met THE most wonderful people all across America that ANYBODy could meet..including you! Thanks for reading my blog. All these good Conservatives give me hope.

FJ...I owe you SO MUCH. I've learned so much from you and you've whetted my whistle for the classics again. I'll tell you a secret: I thought I'd lost the knack of reading anything that didn't grab my interest from the start(and i was an AVID reader for years) due to the sound byte situation we've developed in our country...I couldn't read most of your classical blogs and then suddenly started to. I honestly felel like you helped me back to paying attention, focusing and getting a lot from it. I really do thank you for that. Plus, the art you've brought to your blog is such a treat. I think a LOT of you. Except when you make me feel SO STUPID at FJ's Blog (smile!)'re my girl, sweetie....a gift from blogging I never would have expected. Your photos knock me out,

Z said...

David..I TOLD you it's twenty-EIGHT years (LOL!)

FJ..YOU are the interesting one!! xxx

thank you, Tom and Pinky!

everyone's been so kind..xx

kevin said...

Happy blogaversary and thanks for your blog!

LASunsett said...

Congrats Z.

You have done an excellent job capturing what is the very essence of blogging, by putting a great deal of time and effort into it. And it shows in your work. You have found a unique blog voice and here's to many more years of hearing it.

(I may not comment as regularly as most, but I am here almost everyday to read what you have posted.)

Anonymous said...

Congratulation on your fine blog. Keep up the good fight.

Tony C said...

Love your blog Z. Hope you have many more anniversaries too.

God bless!

Z said...

Laura, Tony, LA, Kevin, thanks SO much. I love your blogs, too..

People ought to get to Laura's..she's new and good!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Z. One Year!! WOW!
And WHAT a year it has been.

The writer and activist in you
are perfect match for your Blog.
BUT, I see more on the horizon for you, my friend.
Next should be a regular article placed in every US newspaper.
Better yet, being a T.V. talk show guest/regular.

HEY! Why not? A year ago, THIS BLOG was scary! You have what it takes...........
Wit, brain power, energy, style and is a great combo.

I will continue to cheer you on from the side lines.

You are a blessing to us all.

Z said...

Matisse..spoken like a TRUE FRIEND! (I'll send the $10 tomorrow!)

But, seriously, ....thanks SO SO much.
When are you coming for dinner!? xxx