Yeah, this seems unreal -- fifteen years have gone by since I started babbling
I looked back at previous entries, curious to see how I treated this date
in the past. (Yeah, I know, I wrote the entries, but c'mon, I can't recall
everything I've written. Hey, I'm lucky if I know where I put my car keys...)
09/26/1996 -- A Lunar Eclipse -- entry number one
- 1997, 1998, 1999 -- no entries for Sept. 26th
09/26/2000 -- Visiting Norway, part one (09/23 -- 09/26) -- The fact that eleven years have gone by
since I was in Oslo seems even more astounding than that fifteen years have gone by since I started
this. Just the other day I was wearing a t-shirt I had picked up at the gift shop at the
(the National Gallery -- a very nice art museum -- I had a marvelous time
looking around in there).
- 09/26/2001 --
Five Years -- In which I looked back at my first five years of posting stuff...
09/26/2002 -- Six Years -- My, what a clever title. Well, in that
entry I talked a little bit about
changes six years had made and also had links to a few people who had also
been online when I had started -- but now those links are just about all
broken (except for the Diary History Project).
09/26/2003 -- Seven Years -- Hmmm, I'm beginning to see a pattern here... (This
entry included links to my first 10 entries.)
09/26/2004 -- Mrs. Hanan's Village Ball -- About a fund-raising ball
at the Narragansett Towers recalling the elegant balls she held in the 1890s and the early 20th century.
- 09/26/2005 -- 9th anniversary edition -- So I noted the anniversary,
but the entry was mostly about the Victorian
Autumn Faire held at the South County Museum.
09/26/2006 -- Ten years! -- Another look back at the changes a
decade had made...
09/26/2007 -- Eleven years -- Yeah, guess what I wrote about...
but I also had a photo of the Harvest Moon we had that night (to contrast with the lunar eclipse that
marked my first entry)
- 2008 and 2009 -- two more years when I had no September 26th entry
09/26/2010 -- Fourteen years -- Indeed, another clever title for my entry -- I think that after I post
today's entry to the web, I should wait another five years before I post
a September 26th entry that babbles on and on about how long I've been
babbling on and on... Yeah, when I hit twenty years online, then I can
shout hurrah and write a twentieth anniversary entry. Look for it on September
Oh, and I have written somewhere slightly over eleven hundred fifty of these little postings. Well, this is at least number 1151 (assuming I've counted reasonably correctly) and I think there
are (at most) a handful that have been lost. Actually, back in '98 or so
I had another site in addition to this one. That one got lost -- I stopped
updating it and after some number of months apparently Geocities deleted
me for lack of activity. The only problem is, I lost things that had been
posted there -- such as photographs of hanging out with friends in England
-- other digital copies were on a computer that died -- although, I suppose
in theory, there must still be hard copy photographs somewhere around this
house -- so theoretically the photographs might someday be found, but the
words are gone. (which is one of the reasons I now use Carbonite as a backup
for all of the text and graphics files on this computer). But, anyway,
I wasn't counting anything entered on that parallel site.
Just continuing to mention that my brother and his son and his daughter
are in training for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation fund-raising
ride across Death Valley -- So here are their donation pages. They are
attempting to gather a minimum of four thousand dollars in donations each
(for a total of at least $12K). I'll probably stick a reminder down here
sometime next week as well....