Lovely Blog Award II


The Dewey Hop blog has been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award for the second time in 8 months! I am honored to accept this award and humbled by all the attention the blog is getting. To be nominated twice in 8 months is a great privilege. Dewey Hop would not be so successful without the wonderful online readers, so I thank each and every one of you for helping to make Dewey Hop a great online presence and for bringing positive attention to the Fulton County Public Library in Rochester, Indiana.

I would especially like to thank fellow blogger Cale who writes the blog for nominating Dewey Hop. Cale was being extremely kind and said, “I wanted to nominate you because you have one of the most interesting blogs, and are very engaged with your audience.”

The Rules for this award are as follows:

  1.  Thank the person who nominated you and leave a link to their blog
  2.  Post about the award. Share 7 facts about yourself
  3.  Nominate, AT MOST, 15 people
  4. 5. Tell your nominees the good news!

Random facts about me:

  1. Education: I have Bachelor of Science degrees in both Elementary Education with an Interrelated Special Education add-on and Psychology.  I was almost done completing a Master’s degree as a Reading Specialist when I was forced to drop out of school by a family emergency.
  2. I serve as a Special Power of Attorney to a missionary family in the Phillipines.
  3. There are 4 very spoiled critters that live at my house (not counting the Mr.): A Border Collie, 2 Jack Russels, and 1 calico cat with a checkerboard face.
  4. I have 4 sisters and 2 brothers; I’m the 7th and youngest.
  5. My favorite kind of food is Mexican.
  6. I love to cook and often cook for other people.
  7. The most requested of my talents is saying, “That’s despicable!” just like Daffy Duck.


  1. Doctor Jonathan at
  2. Kelley at
  3. Dolly at
  4. Noel with Pointing Telescopes at
  5. Melinda at

I am aware some of you have been nominated by other people in the past, but all of your blogs are unique and interesting and worthy of multiple nominations! Plus, I’ve never nominated you and you all deserve the attention! Please do not feel obligated to participate if you do not want to.

Thanks again to my nominator, Cale, whose escapades I really enjoy reading at!



One Lovely Blog Award

One Lovely Blog Award

Thank you so much to Youmeanme author of the Saving Without Scrimping blog for nominating Dewey Hop for the “One Lovely Blog Award!” Youmeanme is loving life on a budget and I love visiting her site where there are all sorts of great ideas for living life and staying on budget. She’s a fun and creative person!

Guidelines for the “One Lovely Blog Award”:
•Thank the person who nominated you for the award.
•Add the “One Lovely Blog Award” logo to your post and/or blog.
•Share 7 facts/or things about yourself.
•Nominate 15 bloggers you admire and inform nominees by commenting on their blog.

7 Random Facts & Things in no Particular Order:

1. I love to read and have always been a voracious reader. Writing the Dewey Hop blog for the Fulton County Public Library in Rochester, Indiana is a great excuse to get to read a lot! I am primarily a nonfiction reader (thus the reason Dewey Hop begins in the nonfiction section), but I do enjoy works of fiction and plan to read through all parts of the library as well as explore all the great resources and services.

2. My husband and I plan to someday be on the mission field. We have started taking baby steps towards this goal. The most recent one being that he has finished schooling for airplane mechanics/body work. (He is almost finished now with FAA Boards; one test to go!)

3. My daughter recently got a job cleaning airplanes!

4. Before working for the library, I have done all sorts of other jobs including, but not limited to:  being a Special Education Teacher, being in management positions for various retail stores, Co-founder of a group that helps people with difficulties in the workplace, a demo person giving free samples/items to customers in a grocery store and even working for a potato chip company.

5. I’m currently writing a book. It is a true story and testimony of things my family has been through and how we believe God brought us through them. Truth really is stranger than fiction!

6. The last book I read was about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder called  Amen, Amen, Amen by Abby Sher. The book(s)  I am currently reading are Angel Armies by Tim Sheets and a book about living with autism called Raising Cubby by John Elder Robison.

7. I have lived in 5 states: New Mexico, Indiana, Tennessee, Georgia, and Pennsylvania. I have also lived in one US Territory: Guam.

 My Nominations for the “One Lovely Blog Award” are:

  1.  tierneycreates
  2. katherineotto
  3. A Year of Living Kindly
  4. Nancy of Practially Wise
  5. A Perfectly Flawed Ruby
  6. Claudia McGill and Her Art World
  7. transforminglife no
  8. anordinarywoman
  9. Tea and Tales
  10. Happiness Between Tails
  11. O-Pen-Unated
  12. Under Western Skies
  13. Finding My Own Way
  14. Pointing Telescopes
  15. Concierge Librarian

Shelf Browsing Leads To Memory Lane


In the Dewey Decimal system, nonfiction books are divided into 10 broad classifications. Class 000 is Computer Science, Information, and General Works. At the time of this writing the first book on the shelf in this category is called Eureka!: 81 Key Ideas Explained. This is where I started. In general, I started with this book and browsed the shelf until I had approximately 5 books chosen to check out. Some of the titles I found myself confronted with were:

1001 Ways To Make More Money as a Speaker, Consultant, or Trainer,

Uncle John’s Slightly Irregular Bathroom Reader, and

UFO’s, JFK, and Elvis Conspiracies You Don’t Have to Be Crazy to Believe. 

While all of these titles made me smile, it was the latter one that provoked a memory.

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