I must say that I was delighted to receive an award this evening for my efforts in producing and publishing this e-newsletter. Colin Chapman, on behalf of the Society of Genealogists, awarded a "Certificate of Recognition" during a banquet held near the Who Do You Think You Are? Live! conference that opened today in London.
As I told the audience, "I am ALMOST speechless." Then I delivered a speech, although I do think it was brief.
[Photo credit for above picture goes to ace photographer, David Rencher.]
I can only repeat here what I said earlier. I started this newsletter eighteen years ago on a whim and decided to keep writing and publishing it as long as it remained fun to do so. I never dreamed that I would someday be able to travel internationally to attend conferences with such nice people. Today, publishing the newsletter remains as much fun as ever, perhaps more so than ever.
To the Society of Genealogists: I cannot find the words to properly express myself. Until I do, all I can say is, "Thank you very much."