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Tuesday, September 2, 2014



A Cranky Old Man Award

"The Walter"

It is September, time for the second annual awarding of

“The Walter.”

Because, unlike Suldog, I believe there cannot be enough blog awards, so I have added my own.  It is named after Jeff Dunham’s hysterical cranky old man puppet, “Walter.”

This award recognizes those bloggers who post consistent (3 days a week or more) original, humorous and or thought provoking material, and or anyone I damn well feel like awarding it to.

To accept this award you need only grab it from above, and display it on your blog.  (I assume no responsibility if it is stolen copy written material)

There are no questions to answer. If recipients wish to award it to anyone they feel meets the above criteria, you are hereby authorized to do so.

If you want to see last year’s winners you can find them here:


The part of this process I don’t like is leaving out so many great bloggers.  I follow lots of bloggers, I like all the blogs that I follow and I read all the posts; so if I follow, know you have received an Honorable Mention Walter, also, there is always next year!

Without further ado this year’s winners of




The first WALTER goes to "The Brandywine Chronicles" posted by Mary Beth (Hagy) Smith. @

You may look inside the parenthesis and think “Ah ha! Nepotism.”

Well yeah! So? Mary Beth does not fit the above stated criteria as she does not blog regularly, but she is my daughter and her posts are well written and entertaining.  Go visit and read her older posts.

The second WALTER goes to "Cup on the Bus" by Joanne @    

Joanne does fit all the above criteria.  Her posts go from great photos, to what’s happening in her life, to wonderful stories and just interesting stuff.  Plus she is just my kind of hard working, no nonsense, old-fashion kind’a gal with a sneaky sense of humor.

Joanne recently lost her brother Walt, this had no bearing on my choice, but the coincidence is not lost on me.  I hope this award has some special significance to her.

The third WALTER goes to Gossip Girl ~*~Whatever~*~...@

Formally  ~*~Whatever~*~ Now

"Trailer Homes and Gardens" 

This West Virginia lady posts a little of everything.  She pokes fun at Hillbillies but be careful, she is fiercely protective of her people.  Good stuff, good stories and an occasional rant.


The Final WALTER is a Lifetime Achievement award and goes "It's always something..." posted by Lo @

Lo posts only sporadically as of late due to failing eyesight.  She is an interesting feisty lady and to read her posts is to fall in love.  I admit to having a blogmance with Lo but I am willing to share.  Go, visit, read her older posts and fall in blogmance yourself. 

If you can read this Lo, I must add “SPF!”


That is it for this year’s awards.  Check out the winners, congratulate them, and enjoy their posts!


  1. I follow Joanne, and will check out the others. Thanks.

  2. I will check out these links. Thank you sir!

  3. awww. congrats to your winners. may they go forth and cranky!

  4. Thanks for the heads up. I follow some and will check out the others.

  5. Congratulations to the winners of this year's prestigious "Walter" Award. I look forward to checking out these worthy blogs.

  6. I was honored last year to become one of the first recipients of this prestigious award--why can't I have another?

  7. What a fun thing to do. Very fun. It's good to recognize others out here on the WWW.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  8. Joe, how very kind of you. On behalf of myself and the old cornmudgen, my brother Walt, thank you.

  9. Well, holy moly and SPF....(the good kind)......Joe, darlng, .I already love you madly, how can I love you more? I guess I can try......

    I am honored and deeply touched by this award and thank you from the bottom of my heart.
    Love, Lo

  10. ...and this is what happens when I step away from the computer for a couple days. Awards given out. Always missing the boat. *sigh*
    I will check out the links though, so I guess that's something.

  11. Joey
    you deserve the award you're bestowing to others.

  12. Congrats to the winners! My Cranky from last year sits on the mantel, where it impatiently awaits its once-a-year dusting.

  13. Congratulations to all of the winners! I'm so jealous - whining now - I want a Walter Award! - I will most definitely be checking out these other blogs. If you recommend them that's good enough for me! Thanks for sharing these. And again, congrats everybody! :D

  14. Awww Thanks Mr Joe! I will display the award proudly just you wait and see I will.