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Acknowledgements, Part 1

January 31, 2013

Acknowledgements to All Who Helped Bring Forth My New Year’s Resolution

by Alice Jane-Marie Massa

With the flourish of activity on family members’ Facebook sites during the past several months, I was feeling a bit behind the times because I do not Facebook nor text. Then, when I discovered that my uncle in California was texting with his sister (my aunt) who was spending the holiday in Oregon, I was feeling older than my years. Thus, thanks to Uncle Jules and Aunt Kathy, I made a new year’s resolution to initiate a blog in January of 2013. After preliminary help and encouragement from the Behind Our Eyes Writers’ Group (especially Abbie and Deon), as well as from Amy who is an instructor at the Hadley School for the Blind (Winnetka, Illinois), my friend and former reader Jenna assisted me in initiating this blog on January 19, 2013. Jenna deserves a very special thanks for her time, patience, and computer savvy. Next, Marc, an employee at GW Micro (the Indiana company that makes Window-Eyes, the speech software program which I use), showed me how to navigate the area for comments on the blog. Not only do I appreciate Marc’s sharing his expertise, but I appreciate Window-Eyes—an amazing speech software that makes all that I have done and continue to do with computers pleasantly possible.

Whenever I read a book, I enjoy reading the acknowledgements page and am frequently amazed how many people the author thanks. Now, for the first time, on this blog, I can have an acknowledgements section to thank each of you who were important participants in turning my new year’s resolution into a reality. Of course, with the
kick-off of this blog, you played a part in my feeling a bit younger at the onset of 2013.

Finally, I forever thank my third Leader Dog, Zoe (an extraordinary black lab/golden retriever), who so expertly guides me on our many long walks when I can do errands, get some exercise, absorb Mother Nature’s city offerings, and clear my head to think creatively in order to craft ideas for this blog.

Many thanks!

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7 Comments
  1. Well Alice, it appears you are well on your way to bigger and better blogs. I am so glad that you had the necessary help to get your site going. I do need to revamp mine, and have a closer look around. I have been wanting to get some ad banners put into my page, but just haven’t done it yet. I do like your acknowledgements section, and appreciate the note.

    Here’s wishing you success along your journey. Best.

    Deon

    Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.

    Vivian Green

    _____

  2. Hi Alice, this is a good post. I’m glad I could help. Happy blogging!

  3. Carole Morgan permalink

    Congratulations, Alice, in creating a wonderful venue to share your multiple gifts of creativity! We look forward to your blog additions and appreciate your inclusion of family and friends. BTW, you have officially taken the lead, dear cousin. Four thumbs up! 😉
    Love, Tim and Carole

  4. Sue McKendry permalink

    Alice, thanks for sharing this exciting endeavor. We also do not do Facebook nor do we text.
    John & Sue McKendry

  5. Jenna Merten permalink

    Hi Alice, I am glad that I could help. You are doing a great job with updating your blog, and I cannot wait to read your future posts. You have inspired me to think about starting my own blog and writing creatively again. ~ Jenna

  6. Dana Vega permalink

    Alice, how exciting! I smiled when I received the email announcing your blog and I look forward to following your posts. I hope that 2013 is treating you & Zoe well so far, and I hope that I can drop by soon with some Simma’s cake!

  7. Congratulations, Alice, on the success of your blog! I have enjoyed reading your interesting and creative posts every week and have particularly appreciated your documenting family memories and recipes. Best wishes as you pursue your goals in 2014! I can hardly wait to see what great pieces you will share with us!
    Love, Mary

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