Today it’s all about Barbara Swafford, of Blogging Without A Blog. Barbara’s passion is offering support to other bloggers as we navigate process and philosophy. Her energy and enthusiasm is legendary, and we’ve often been its beneficiary.
When Patricia suggested joining together in tribute Barbara, we knew we’d have to come up with something just a little different.
So, without further ado, a ditty in Barbara’s honor that you can sing to the melody of Teddy Bears Picnic:
We do love and appreciate you, Barbara. Thank you for all you do. We’re honored by your support, and most of all, your friendship.
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Lori Hoeck says
Looks like you had fun with those lyrics!
Barbara has helped so many of us. I’m glad we can celebrate her today. Hip hip hooray! for Barbara.
Hi Betsy .. that sure was different and I was singing along with the Teddy Bears picnic .. loved the poem .. that will give Jannie something to think about!!??
You and Pete .. must have had fun coming up with this – I love it .. perhaps a few more on Writers’Blogk?
As you say .. what will she do .. such fun – just wish tomorrow I could run round to her house and give her a hug .. just to see her face .. full of laughter and surprise .. fantastic ..
Just a lovely tribute poem .. loved it – Hilary
Jannie Funster says
This is so so so fun! And sweet. And of course, I’m singing it now.
Barbara Swafford — where would we be without her? I’d never have met you and so many others.
Tears in my eyes at the beautiful friendships she helped create.
AWESOME, Betsy — awesome!!
Davina Haisell says
Betsy… I can’t stop smiling!
This is… there’s no word really… brilliant, fantastic… they just don’t cut it for THIS post. OMG — I love this. You did an outstanding job. I almost forgot you were toasting Barbara! 🙂 I got so caught up in the poem and the melody. You should have seen me bobbing my head from side to side as I sang it… Somehow, Barbara managed to not make it about her… again. LOL. Wonderful. Absolutely wonderful!
Barbara would make scones for her Teddy Bears Picnic; you can count on that; the kind and gracious hostess that she is. Hi Barbara *waves*.
I loved this song!!! Aren’t you clever. This is so much fun. I’m enjoying everyone Barbara posts and how they decided to approach the tribute.
I think Barbara, if she ever has time to read these post, will enjoy yours very much:~)
Davina Haisell says
This is addictive — I came back to sing it again 🙂
I am singing out loudly and laughing – How clever you are Betsy – and what a wonderful picnic this whole tribute is – maybe it is because thinking about Barbara just brings out the best in all of us
My tribute is up to Barbara Too…but my comment luv is not awake yet?
Celebrating indeed!!! Barbara shines her awesome in such amazing ways!!!
Tom Volkar / Delightful Work says
Betsy, I liked your ditty and it’s originality. What a great tribute. But I’m afraid I don’t know the Teddy bear song so I sang it to House of The Rising Sun and it worked!
Hi Tom and Betsy .. not sure what I think of this!! that iconic song “House of the Rising Sun” instead of the Teddy Bears Picnic .. must be some connection .. but I really don’t want to think it .. now forever on HoftheRS .. will be linked with Teddy Bears … and that is definitely not right!!
Betsy the idea is so good though .. love the poem and tribute ..
Tom – not sure if you’re less musical than I am … or just a ‘darn’d whole lot more cleverer’ .. I suspect the latter ..
Have wonderful weekends .. cheers Hilary
Betsy Wuebker says
Thank you, Everyone! LMAO at Tom. Where’s Barbara anyway? 🙂
Hi Betsy … well from her latest blog – totally tied up with family and friends .. and the blog – let alone us lot – … so it’s going to be one “glorious” shock for her ..
I actually feel slightly sorry for her!?!? Fantastic idea – unfortunate timing .. by the sound of it .. but c’est la vie .. we shall all recover .. and perhaps she’ll do one post to cover the comments … in the meantime we have to wait until she surfaces ..
Enjoy the weekend .. Hilary
Barbara Swafford says
Oh my gosh Betsy,
I’ve spent the greater part of this evening re-reading all of these tributes, wiping tears as they streamed down my cheeks, really not believing all that transpired in the time I was unplugged from blogosphere, and feeling gratitude for all of the friends I’ve made online. It’s simply amazing and I ask myself, “what did I do to deserve so much love?”
I feel so honored not only by what you wrote, but by the comments as well. Your song about blogging bears makes me wish we could have a group hug. 🙂
Love, ((hugs)) and gratitude back at you all.
I bow my head and say “Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”
Betsy Wuebker says
Hi Barbara – You’re so very welcome! We all thought it was high time you’d get your due and when Patricia suggested this method, everyone jumped on board! So glad it made your return all the better!