Sunday, March 15, 2009

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

Yes, today is Shades one year blogiversary. Shades has lasted longer than three of my Aunt M's marriages; and we're better looking than all seven of her husbands.

It has been a great year! Friday From The Collector's has seen 32 columns, Shades now has eight permanent Weekend With Shades columnists, we've traveled through history with Twice Told Tuesday, Wandered The Web on Wednesday, talked about Many Things on Thursday, discussed I think She's Dead, the Little Girl Wearing Pearls, and The Shot that started the year. We have heard from and reunited families with their photographs and history.

Smile for The Camera, A Carnival of Images, celebrates it's 11th Edition today. Each carnival just keeps getting better and better. Admission is free with a photograph and Shades' readers have graced Smile with the most wonderful photographs.

I want to thank Shades' readers; for their loyalty, pity comments, spirit of giving and friendship. Thank You! Would I be selfish in asking for another year equally as good or better? I hope not, because that is my wish.

Here's to many more Shades of the Departed!


Blogger Velda said...

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for all you do, your blog is so enjoyable!

March 15, 2009 at 5:48 AM  
Blogger Dorene from Ohio said...

You do an absolutely amazing job!!!
Love the photo of the newsboys!

March 15, 2009 at 6:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Happy Blogiversary!


March 15, 2009 at 6:34 AM  
Blogger Becky Wiseman said...

Congratulations, fM!!! It's always a delight to read "Shades" and I look forward to many more wonderful and sometimes surprising articles.

March 15, 2009 at 7:25 AM  
Blogger Thomas MacEntee said...

Mazel tov! You have done a bang up job with Shades and I can't believe it has been a year already!


Thomas MacEntee

March 15, 2009 at 7:39 AM  
Blogger Family Curator said...

Congratulations and best wishes to the Hostess with the Mostest. It is an honor to be a part of the Shades community.

May all you wishes come true and may Shades live long after Aunt M.

Well done, fM,
Denise L

March 15, 2009 at 8:23 AM  
Blogger Judith Richards Shubert said...

Shades was one of my first and I don't even remember how I found her. But you and fM have delightful company. Congratulations on your blogiversary. May you have many more!

March 15, 2009 at 9:12 AM  
Blogger Lidian said...

Happy Anniversary!

March 15, 2009 at 9:35 AM  
Blogger Craig Manson said...

Congratulations! It's a joy to read and a joy to participate!

March 15, 2009 at 9:46 AM  
Blogger Kathryn Lake Hogan said...

Greetings fM,
Hear, hear! Congratulations on a fabulous premiere year of Shades. Looking forward to many more.

March 15, 2009 at 10:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! A year has gone by? Amazing!

Shades Of The Departed is the BOMB!
More! More!

"Guided by the Ancestors"

March 15, 2009 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger Miriam Robbins said...

Hear! Hear! Congratulations! Can't believe it's been a whole year!

March 15, 2009 at 12:07 PM  
Blogger Les said...

Happy Blogiversary, I wish you many more!

March 15, 2009 at 1:02 PM  
Blogger Janet Hovorka said...

We all hope you have many many more years ahead of you. CONGRATS

March 15, 2009 at 1:32 PM  
Blogger Sheri Fenley said...


Love ya fM!

March 15, 2009 at 2:17 PM  
Blogger Lisa / Smallest Leaf said...

Dear footnoteMaven -

I remember your inaugural article on Shades of the Departed and cannot believe a year has passed already. This blog is such a treasure-trove of amazing photographs, and the stories and articles that go along with them are rich with fascinating details. You have brought passion, creativity and professionalism to this project which is evident with every article. Keep up the wonderful work! Your devoted readers, myself included, cannot imagine the web without you.

100 Years in America
Small-leaved Shamrock
A light that shines again
Carnival of Irish Heritage & Culture

March 15, 2009 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger Jasia said...

Congratulations fM! What a great year it's been! I've really enjoyed the variety you've brought to the Shades blog. There's always something of interest going on here :-)

I look forward to the next year and all the great reads I'll find here :-D

March 15, 2009 at 7:56 PM  
Blogger wendy said...

Happy Anniversary! I'm so glad I've gotten to "know" you through Shades and look forward to many more years of great articles!

March 16, 2009 at 6:11 AM  

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