I have been blogging for nine years. It doesn’t seem like it has been that long. It has been an adventure, one that I enjoy. I have met many other bloggers from all over the world, visiting them is like going on a vacation without leaving the comfort of my home.
The Grands have grown up on this blog. A few even read it from time to time.
I guess I have just a few more things to say….a few more history related stories to leave for the Grands…I have all the emails that I sent during the Flood of 1997, a Indiana friend Ardith saved them for me. I also have a whole bunch of letters that I wrote to my best friend Susan in the late 1980’s and 1990’s… she actually saved them all for me.
So I will continue.
These beautiful George Vancouver roses are for me today and I hope you will enjoy them too. In the midst of winter I can almost smell these blooms that are clustered together on the bush like little bouquets.
Thank you for reading!
Congratulations on your 9th year anniversary of blogging, a wonderful way to share the family information you have collected. Hugs.
Thank you for your daily journal and I hope I can be reading it for years yet.It starts my day.
I am so glad I found your blog and I really don't remember how I did. I have been blogging for 8 years? I haven't paid much attention but your blog has so much history of your family and people and your life experiences of both you and Far Guy. It is a treasure and so are you! Happy Blogiversary!
Congrats on your blogaversary. I started blogging shortly after you. I love you guys and your family and Chance! The years bring many changes and it is nice to be able to share with friends.
I'm not sure when I found your blog, but I know I've wished you quite a few happy blogiversaries :-D.
I too am a faithful reader of your blog. Some days I read it to my hubby. I enjoy your stories and photos. Thanks for sharing your days with us!I've been a reader since 2011 or thereabouts...
I am not sure when exactly I discovered you, but it was early in my blogging career. I started in 2009, I think, so you have been a friend of mine for almost a decade! I'm glad you will continue blogging. I'd miss you otherwise. And Chance and Far Guy as well! :-)
I don't remember when I found your blog, but I know I have been following you for quite a while. i enjoy it very much and feel as if I have really come to know you. Thanks for all your great blogs and I hope there are many more to come. Love the picture of the roses. Say hi to Far Guy and Chance for me.
I'm so very glad I "met" you.
Glad you're going to carry on blogging, seems so many have retired.
I started blogging on January 3, 2008, so my 9 year anniversary is coming up too. Blogging isn't as "fashionable" as it used to be (Gah! Does anyone even use that word any more? !!!)
I have enjoyed your blog and will continue as long as you keep posting.
I enjoy your blog so much. the photos are such a treat. I know at times your probably would like to skip a day or two! Thank you so much. I love the roses you posted today. A very Happy new year and wishing you and Far guy good health in the new year.
Congratulations on your blog anniversary. I look forward to it every day!
So happy that you will continue. Your blog is the first thing I check every morning, and I would really miss it if it was not there. So keep on writing, and making our days more interesting! Happy New Year! Sandy from Ada
We started blogging in the same year, and I was thrilled to find Far Side of Fifty and then your two other blogs. Certainly happy you haven't switched to Instagram like so many others. Keep writing and posting, and I'll keep reading!
Lovely flowers, and happy bloginversary!
Congrats! That's a long time!
I think I've been reading you for at least 8.5 years! Maybe a little longer. Your blog has always been a highlight of my blog reading. I feel I have gotten to know you and Gene and that beautiful dog Chance!
You amaze me with your daily blogs. Glad that I have met you :-) Beautiful roses! George Vancouver, he's a local guy ;-)
I am a terrible blogger. I had to go look and I missed my 10 year anniversay on June 10th this summer! But I don't blog every day like you do! You amaze me! Congrats on nine years and counting. Those roses do look extra lovely right now with everything white and glaring. ;)
I am glad you continue to write. I feel as though you are a friend even though I have never met you.
Congratulations on nine years. You seem to be able to find all kinds of topics to post on.
Thank you, Connie, for sharing your corner of the world.
I always look forward to your next Blog, especially the ones of past times and people I knew too! Found your site only because you had written of my Fathers death and my Brother had told us about it! Have enjoyed it ever since. Thanks... Sharon
Congratulations on nine years. I don't remember when I first read your blog but it only took one visit to know that I wanted to follow and read what you write. I don't know how you find something interesting to write about every day, but you do.
Keep blogging Mom! Make it 10!
Oh you scared me, I though oh no, not another blogger friend closing up their blog! Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend and I look forward to reading your blog for as long as you care to keep writing it!
I enjoy your reports on life in rural Minnesota very much. Congrats on nine years! I don't remember when I started blogging. I'll have to check.
I enjoy your stories of life. I think it is the best way to leave stories for the Grands! I sorta do the same but I even say, what? was I saying lol Happy 9th!
Happy blogiversary and congratulations on nine years! Wow! Every day? Impressive!
Wow - nine years! That is amazing! I'm so glad you're continuing... Sometimes I feel like stopping, but I do love the blogging community.
I will enter nine in September but am debating on quietly slipping away from Blogdom.
Good for you! I read once that the average life of a blog was something like 3 months but most of those that I rwad are well over that and you've been really steady at it. Congrats!
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