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My Award Thank You

Updated on September 23, 2013
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Some of you may have noticed when I leave a comment I say I'm a 'johnny come lately' because I'm not often the first to find a new hub. That all started when I was a kid. We lived in Queens, NY which is about 200 miles from Albany (I tell you this for background). My mother would send me to the store to pick up one quick thing for supper and I'd be gone for an hour or so (it should've taken 10 minutes, but I had to stop and play stoop ball, or talk to some friends...) Anyway, when I finally got home my mother would ask, "What did you do, go by way of Albany?" So you see, I'm easily distracted. That long winded explanation is why I'm late doing this Thank You Hub.

When I received the email saying I'd won the Best Avatar for 2012 I was floored! (I knew Cogerson was tough competition.) I was humbled too and wanted to thank everyone for their votes, but then I got reading hubs and my good intentions fell by the wayside.

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So what brought me back to reality? I read Lord de Cross's hub thanking everyone for his award and after smacking my forehead realized I should be doing the same! So, here I am writing a thank you to all the extraordinary hubbers who voted in the awards!

I realize you had to take time out of your schedules and some effort to cast your vote. You had to make decisions in each of the categories and then take more time to vote... you even had to check out Avatars. That shows effort on your part and luck on mine.

Stop and think how many hubbers and therefore how many Avatars there were to choose from! When I tried to check by searching "How Many Hubbers" I couldn't find an answer but there was a question, "How many hubbers does it take to screw in a light bulb"....honest! But, I digress, again. We all know there are lots of hubbers. Patty Inglish has something like 6,000 followers so that leads me to believe there must be around 6,000 hubbers. That's a lot of hubbers and coming full circle, that's a lot of Avatars!

Along with my thank you I'd like to send sincere Congratulations to all of the Hubbie winners. This is no small fete when you are being voted on for 'best' in your category...other than Avatar, you had to work for your Hubbie so again, congratulations!!

I known a good hub should be over 1,000 and I would love for this to be a good hub on the one hand, but on the other hand I don't want to bore you to tears. So in closing let me again thank you for voting me Best Avatar and know that it was a happy day when I found out!

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2012 HUBBIE AWARDS

In case you missed the awards:

  • Best All-Around Hubber: Cogerson
  • Best Hub: World War II Movie Marathon in Chronological Order of the Real Events by Cogerson

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      True....and I am always happy to see you Unknown Spy!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      congrats Mary! better late than never :)

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Its never too late Linda ;) Now I'm thinking I need a new avatar!

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      lindacee 4 years ago from Arizona

      I know it's a bit late, but congratulations on your Hubbie, Mary! I have to agree, your avatar is the bestest! :)

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Thank you Bravewarrior, it was a surprising win for me. No, anyone can nominate and anyone can vote. It was listed in the Hubpages newsletter and evidently happens every year.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Congratulations to you, Mary! I had no idea because I've never been asked to vote in any of the above mentioned categories. How does that happen? Are only a select few invited to vote?

      Regardless, you deserve every honor coming your way. Touche!

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Thank you Rajan!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Congrats, tillsontitan.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      So very glad we are HP buddies Maria...I can see many similarities between you and eye so the fun is just beginning ;)

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      While my comment is w a y late, my vote was on time...!

      I love knowing I am not the only one who takes the long way home and gets lost in all kinds of hub reading, no matter when published. We shall get along 'just fine', girlfriend!

      Love your avatar and you too, Maria

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Thank you Lyricwriter...nice to know Cruella has done so well ;)

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      Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

      Mary, congrats on this special award. I would agree, your avatar is awesome! No easy task for sure, do congrats on your hubbie award. Wish you all the best.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      I appreciate that Vellur!

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      It is the thought that counts, early or late does not matter at all. Great hub.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      It doesn't matter if you're early or late Joseph as long as you show up! I don't care what you say, your math tutorials are great! Hope you have a good one.

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      Joseph De Cross 4 years ago

      Joseph Come Late...again, but came to check on our Mary. Great to know that you won the best avatar. I was distracted this morning and saw the last hub of yours... but came back for this one. This was great and thanks for the support for our math tutorials. Your daughter knows better. Have a nice one Mary!

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      TT .... what butterflies?

      Nell, guess we're all in the same boat...thanks for the congrats.

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Distracted? um, yep where was I? oh yeah, great avatar and congrats! lol! and congrats to all the winners too, they were amazing!

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Are what yellow or black? :)

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      So funny!!!

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Thanks MM...hey, you know you could be Marilyn Monroe...same initials, same hair color ;)

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Congratulations on your award - your avatar is absolutely awesome!

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Are they yellow or black TT....I mean, thanks for the comment ;)

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      Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      tillsontitan, I have to admit I'm easily distracted as well. I think we need a support group! Great hub on....um...hey, look! BUTTERFLIES!

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Sometimes these comments come out of order. I just now see the comments from JoanVeronica, Xstatic and BillyBuc! Please accept my apologies for not answering you sooner but...

      Joan, I appreciate your good wishes and hope to be in this community for a long, long time...writing and reading your fascinating hubs.

      Xstatic, that is exactly what I wanted to do, figuring not everyone reads the HP newsletter and may not have seen all the winners....

      I know praise from you is not done idly Bill and truly appreciate it.

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Thank you Kitty...I guess you can tell I like Halloween!

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      Ann Leung 5 years ago from San Jose, California

      Congratulations! You deserved it. You have the most distinguish avatar I've ever seen.

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Raven those are my mother-in-laws peonies, aren't they cool!

      Effer...always wanted and not even on a poster in the Post Office yet.

      Trevor thank you...there are so many categories that could be added, one never knows.

      B2B thanks for stopping...distraction is the name of the game ;) Oh happy day!

      Martie, remember, I'm the Johnny-come-lately so you're preaching to the choir :)

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      Martie Coetser 5 years ago from South Africa

      Oh, I am also late to congratulate you with your award, tillsontitan! So here goes - YOU were the winner, hooray-hooray-hooray! Now for next year's awards...

      I hope I will not be too late for voting again. I often wonder where on earth am I for always being late to participate in important events?

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      Anne 5 years ago from Spain

      Hi Mary/ Tilly. Thanks for the thanks..well done for the award, and watching the youtube clip with the great Whoopie and the gospel choir gave me goosebumps and almost got me religious, but then I got distracted and forgot about it te he he. Oh happy day indeed :)

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      Trevor Basile 5 years ago from Rockaway, NJ

      Congrads, I hope one day I will get a Hubbie. I think they shoud add some catergories especailly in the sports wrighting world.

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      LOL!!! Thank you......it's so nice to be wanted, faults and all!!! LOL

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      Raven King 5 years ago from Cabin Fever

      A lovely hub and I adore your thank photo with that gorgeous pink flower. :)

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Ah Mary, you've hit a soft spot...been thinking about the Avatar, after all, I can't win again next year so it might be time for a change ;)

      I love your new Avatar. You have such beautiful daughters.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      I have already congratulated you (I think), but you deserved the award. I voted for most of the winners, I'm proud to say.

      I hope you never change your avatar, we all love it! I finally changed mine because I was sick and tired of looking at the old one. I like to show off my kids and dogs anyway.

      My best, Mary

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I only vote for winners, and I voted for you! Well done and congratulations my friend!

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      What a great way to say thanks! This listing will allow readers to find and read some really interesting Hubs.

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 5 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      I'm happy for you! And I think this thank you hub was fun and heartwarming too. Have a good day and please continue to be part of this community.

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      SS I love the way you fall right in with whatever's going on! I won't tell Cogerson but I will say thank you!

      Midget, wow, sounds like you really liked my Avatar. Thanks so much. I wasn't looking for praise when I wrote this hub...but I'll take it ;)

      Oh Effer, always there...right after you get your head out that is...but we wouldn't have you any other way GF!

      Thanks Janine, nice to share with my 'friends'.

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      I agree Mary your win was well-deserved and you early do have one of the best Avatars I have ever seen. Very happy for your win. Have voted up and shared too!!

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Till.You are welcome, GF. I've already told you that I nominated you and then voted for you. I always thought your Avatar was great...even before I realized it was Cruella DeVille! You know my head is always up my...........!! Glad you won!!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Mary, you deserved the Best Avatar award without any question whatsoever. It is the most fetching one I've seen!! And it's a warm feeling seeing you thank everyone who's voted for you, myself included. Keep writing, and I'll always be prowling your hubs!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I'm easily distracted also...What was this hub about again? Hmmm.

      You had my vote (don't tell Cogerson)! Congrats! :)