Gold star

When I was a kid, I lived for the gold star. I was an excellent student, but had poor social skills. Actually, I had excellent social skills, too, but I didn’t save them for the playground. My third grade teacher made a deal with me; if I managed to get through a day without talking to my neighbor during class time, she would give me a gold star. It didn’t happen often, but when I came home with a gold star, my mom was proud and so was I.

Today, we got a gold star. HangingTogether was tagged as a “notable” blog in the Salem Press Library Blog awards (general interest category). 80 of the 400 blogs are “notable,” and I’m pleased we are regarded as a cut above others (as was our colleague Roy Tennant, who also writes here). Check out the rest of the list. For me, there are some familiar names as well as some new ones to add to the blog reader.