Saturday, July 31, 2004

7/31/04 state flower

Saturday, July 31, 2004
state flower

Thank you Jessi for this beautiful graphic of the state flower of Florida. I am proud to place it here. You have done so much to make this anniversary celebration special, and I am grateful for you.

So far the celebration has been the best thing I could ever imagine. I have found so many journals I want to read, I don't know where to store all the addresses. Vivian and her crew of loving helpers have all gone out of their way to make this special, and I for one appreciate all they have done. If you haven't gone to the special edition anniversary blog please go there and check it out. I have requested that Jessi send me the flower for Maine also, as I flew the Maine flag in memory of Bob, and would like to include his state flower. So when that gets here, I will be adding to it. Until then, keep reading those journals, don't forget the Hall of Fame journal put together by Ayn et al.

Until I add that Maine flower, I'm off to dinner with the family at mom and daddy's tonight. Have a great evening, I will be checking back in later tonight.
Blessings, Auntie Lyn

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    Wow, I don't when she found time to do all of these flowers but I love them...very pretty.

    Sammie :)
    Comment from ladydriversammie - 8/2/04 10:21 PM

    Auntie Lyn, Your states are beautiful!
    Jessie has done great Work.
    Comment from deabvt - 8/1/04 7:37 AM

    Just dropped in to check on you Auntie Lyn :)

    Your State Flower's are beautiful. Jessie made one for me also and I love it. She HAS done so, so much. She is a very talented person as well as a very thoughtful and giving person. I have seen several of the state's flowers that she has made for different ones. How sweet of her...

    Hope you enjoyed your dinner. Blessings back to you~
    Comment from spurgins311 - 8/1/04 3:56 AM

    Love the flower. *misty*
    Comment from faygodaze07 - 7/31/04 10:48 PM

    Beautuful Flower! Lots of talented people in journaland. : )
    Comment from readmereadyou - 7/31/04 8:34 PM

Thursday, July 29, 2004

7/29/04 raising the flag

Thursday, July 29, 2004

raising the flag

Proudly flying the flag of the great state of FLORIDA!

And in memory of Bob... the great state of MAINE!

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    I saw this journal and had to add to it.
    There is a definate flag etiquette that people, for the most part have completely
    When the sun goes down, so should our countries flag, unless it is lit.
    If a rag gets ragged-there is no honor in flying a flag that is in tatters.
    Thanks for letting me vent!
    Comment from mairead53 - 10/3/04 5:44 PM

    Good Morning Aunti Lyn,

    Thank you so much for stopping by and visting my journal. And, especially THANK YOU for the comment...we all LOVE to see those in our journals. I do! I

    love it when I see that someone has taken time out of their life, their day and spent it with ME! That is special to me and means a great deal.

    Your journal is great...I have it in my favs and have for awhile. I visit you often and hope you will visit me as well. :)

    Have a GRAND DAY!

    Comment from spurgins311 - 7/30/04 11:42 AM

    Hi Auntie Lyn,
    Thanks for stopping by to visit me and my flags here in No. Nevada! Have a great weekend! Terri (YaYaDuchess and MyPhotojournal)
    Comment from hsent - 7/30/04 11:17 AM

    Yay for Florida and Maine! Happy Anniversary J-Land!
    Comment from jfourb - 7/29/04 11:49 PM

    Hi Auntie Lyn!
    What a great journal you have. I will be back to visit often. Thanks for stopping by my 2 journals.
    Comment from mom23nca - 7/29/04 10:08 PM

    Thanks for visiting me in Kentucky!!!!! Great Flags :) I will bookmark you so I can come back soon. ~~Angela~~
    Comment from momdadat447 - 7/29/04 7:50 PM

    Thank you for visiting my journal and seeing my great state's flag! Ohhhhh~Klahoma!

    I got my torch up today also.

    Comment from dvlwitgrneyes - 7/29/04 6:44 PM

    Hi There, Just found you today, and thanks for stopping by my Journal, Wisconsin flags a flyin....WOOO HOOO for Florida and MAINE.....nice to meet ya!
    Comment from bernmilo - 7/29/04 5:49 PM


    Thanks for stopping by my journal. I hope you will come back again!!

    Comment from janothy - 7/29/04 5:08 PM

    Hello and Happy Anniversary from Oregon. Love your journal. I read so many I don't always leave comments. Will try too once in awhile so you'll know I stopped by. Your journal is terrific. *Barb* from---
    Comment from barbpinion - 7/29/04 3:45 PM

    Beutiful flags! Happy Anniversary from NY.
    Comment from readmereadyou - 7/29/04 2:48 PM

    Florida & Maine Yeaaaaaa!!
    Comment from deabvt - 7/29/04 1:20 PM

    I just wanted to let you know you have a beautiful journal, and not just graphic-wise. I walked away appreciating my husband and family a little bit more after reading your journal. At the end of the day, that's all that matters.
    Comment from heyyou91 - 7/29/04 10:17 AM

    Florida and far my two favorite states..........have been to
    both in recent years...........thank you for stopping by my journal........yes, I
    will bring fresh scallops wrapped in bacon and wine to the festivities.......Happy

    nettie jerseygirl
    Comment from cneinhorn - 7/29/04 8:54 AM

    Beautiful and touching dedication! It's going to be a colorful day in J-Land!

    ~~ jennifer
    Comment from xzasporated1 - 7/29/04 8:18 AM

Sunday, July 25, 2004

7/25/04 drumroll please...

Sunday, July 25, 2004

drumroll please...

...and the winners of the
AOL J-Land Peoples Choice awards are:

Golden Child NC - "Golden Child, Superstar!"

LORD OF THE BLOG (Best Male Journal)
Screamin Remo 303 - "Screamin' Remo"

LADY OF THE BLOG (Best Female Journal)
Slow Motion Life - "A Life in Slow Motion"

Jeff Comedy - "What the Hell?"

BIGGEST GRAPHICS HO! (non-animated)
Golden Child NC - "Golden Child, Superstar!"

Vivian SUlliNwank - "Viv's E-Thoughts"

Son en Smilin Mon - "Backroads of Life"

Read Me Read You - "Life As I See It"

Danielle D1 - "Everybody Knows"

Sekirley - "Stories from My Amblance"

Muse N LA - "Amused"

Floralillia - "The Queen of Pointless Posting"
LA Move 04 - "Albert's Artsy Wolrd of Fun"

JB Coupe - "My Frog Journal"


SvenskGirl - "Emily's Life"

Karen Sull 12 - "Jukebox WOman"

Read me Read You - "Life As I see It"

Haiku Like - "Illustrated Haikus"

Bare Bytes - "Community Story Book"

MKG Ninja - "Melissa's Misunderstandings of Life" entry no. 1073: "Happy Anniversary Baby"

Dave the Sod - "World of the Sod"

Dave the Sod - "World of the Sod"

The J-Queen of England
Agathas Place - "Damn, Blast, Bullox!"

Congratulations to all the winners and the runner's up, and most importantly,
congratulations to all of J-land for our successes and triumphs in this
first year of Journaldom!

Looking forward to all the happenings starting this Thursday on the 29th.

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    Oh I so agree with this......Where friends are found, justw aiting to touch very neat thanks!
    Comment from bernmilo - 7/29/04 5:50 PM

    It is finally up there, swee' pea. It was tied for 1st until Vince let a past deadline vote in.
    Comment from haikulike - 7/28/04 12:46 AM

    Thanks for the list... I was searching through the journals to try and find the winners. *misty*
    Comment from faygodaze07 - 7/27/04 7:02 PM

    I thinki the journals have been an awesome way to meet some of the best people around. :-) It's encouraging to see the journals going strong and growing!

    Comment from sonensmilinmon - 7/25/04 7:07 PM

    Many congratulations on your award Lynda. It's such a good feeling isn't it :-)
    Comment from agathasplace - 7/25/04 5:36 PM

    Thank you for the congratulations for mine. I feel as if everyone here in journaland is worthy of an award. : )
    Comment from readmereadyou - 7/25/04 3:53 PM

    Nice Job!!!
    Comment from deabvt - 7/25/04 2:56 PM

Sunday, July 18, 2004

7/18/04 float

Sunday, July 18, 2004

Well here it is, my family float for the AOL j-land parade. Not having children of my own, my nieces and nephews mean the absolute world to me, and they have given me some very good reasons to keep putting one foot in front of the other. They each help me sing my lullaby to soothe my soul. So far I have 6 grand nieces and nephews that make getting up in the mornings worth the time and effort (and there is one more on the way due here Feb 23, 2005.

The Auntie Lyn Sandbox Float

The players include:
Auntie Lyn in the tower, Avery to the left followed by Megan,
Garrett, Amanda, Brooke, and CJ.

I am so blessed with my journal. I have touched fingertips with some amazing people and have come away better for it. We have here what I call a FOC, or a family of choice. When something huge happens in your life (in my case my husbands death), and you have to figure out who you can and can't depend on, you learn to create a FOC, or a 'family of choice' for a cushion of sorts. That is what this J-Land is like. You find journals that you are drawn to, and before you know it, you begin to think of them as almost part of your family. You worry about them, their decisions and goals, you find joy in their accomplishments and blessings, and you cry with them with their losses. You even find yourself defending them if you feel they have been unjustly attacked. AOL Journals is truly a Family Of Choice.

Enough of the serious stuff, lets get down and have a party!

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    I love it so much.....LOL
    Comment from bernmilo - 7/30/04 10:50 AM

    Your float is AWESOME!!!!!!! ~~Angela~~
    Comment from momdadat447 - 7/29/04 7:54 PM

    love your float

    Comment from onestrangecat - 7/29/04 3:47 PM

    Love your float nice pictures
    Comment from derasta - 7/29/04 11:00 AM

    Beautiful float! And the FOC is so true! I am blessed with my FOC:)
    Comment from mischiefnga - 7/20/04 9:34 PM

    Beautiful float... and cute pics. *Misty*
    Comment from faygodaze07 - 7/20/04 2:56 PM

    Wonderful float!
    Comment from sweetmelissa4u - 7/20/04 7:23 AM

    Yeaaaaaaa!!!!!!!! Terrific!
    Comment from deabvt - 7/19/04 7:39 PM

    wow, this was an awesome pitcure and what you said about "family of choice" rings true. i've had to depend on my "foc" in my life more times than i can remember and i thank God everyday for bringing these ppl into my life. glad i stumbled upon your journal....
    Comment from viarbooba - 7/19/04 7:15 PM

    This is fabulous! Worth the work AUntie Lyn! Thank you ...see ya at the parade!
    Comment from tjexpressions - 7/19/04 3:28 PM

    I LOVE your float!!!
    Comment from somenuttychic - 7/19/04 1:08 PM

    Ya got that right. Your float is as extra special as you are, Lullabye Lynda.
    ~~Auntie Sam, who doesn't even know the names of all her grand nieces and nephews. Joe has an enormous, scattered family--and mine is right the other side of this monitor, close and germ-free. (just kidding) My sis and I this very night are planning a reunion with an aunt and a cousin we haven't seen in almost 40 years. So what am I also planning? To meet my favorite journal poet-pal Christina, who lives in the same state!
    Comment from haikulike - 7/19/04 1:00 AM

    What a precious, delightful float. Pretty great to have your nieces and nephews aboard. I am so happy to have you in the Journal community. Truly. The people here have become my second family. I love them all. take care. Barb from...
    Comment from barbpinion - 7/19/04 12:42 AM

    What a HAPPY float! I just love it! You did that yourself? You're amazing.

    Comment from readmereadyou - 7/19/04 12:41 AM