Thursday, March 23, 2023


 The other day Red, up there in cold cold cold Alberta, Canada, had a post that noted his blog counter had topped one million views.

Now that's an amazing figure and I believe I commended him for it.

And for sticking with his blog since he started it in 2008.

But it got me thinking so I went in search of the stats on my own blog because it's been running continuously since 2008 itself.

Actually I found that I started blogging in 2006 but I quit a couple of times and erased my posts so they only go back to 2008.

Well, lo and behold, as of today my 4,367 posts have been viewed an amazing 1,139,898 times!

But of all those views, only 35,284 comments!

C'mon folks, stop lurking and start commenting, even if it's only to say hello.

I don't know how many of those viewers were spammers or hackers.

And I try to filter them out.

But the whole thing kind of makes me weary when I look at those numbers.

And speaking of which, we had a visit yesterday from two great-granddaughters whom we had never had the opportunity to meet before.

They are Alexis, age 9, and Cadence, age 7.

They came with their parents from Tennessee, via a visit with their aunt in Mesa, just down the hill a ways from us.

I am wearing a red sweater for a very special reason.

Both girls, their mother and their father are all redheads.

Though as I noted, my grandson . . a truly young man . . already is showing some gray in his beard.

But the young-uns (well, they're ALL young-uns to us) were great fun to meet and enjoy.

Part of the blasted aging process that sometimes makes it all worthwhile.


  1. Yes, living to see our grandkids is a blessing indeed, Bruce. Yours are quite lovely.

    1. And they are GREAT-grandkids! :)

    2. are they Karyn's kids?

    3. Caryn's son, Russell, is their father. He and his wife Kayla brought them for a visit. Time marches on.

  2. Yes, there are many who are just passing through when they look at your blog. Congratulations on your milestone.

  3. Congrats on breaking the 1 Million Club! Woohoo!

  4. You can't be old enough to have great-grandchildren that old. I love, love, love red hair! And it's quite rare. This is a beautiful photo. You're all looking lovely.

  5. P.S. I've been blogging since 2004 but don't even have half your page views although I have 32,000 comments. Should I call you Mr. Popularity? :)

  6. I'm impressed with the picture of the two of you! You look great! (and sorry I don't comment more often)(where are the emoji's when you need them)

  7. I've published 4,203 posts and have no idea how many people have read them. Not counting my answers, I've had 31,139 comments. I'm happy with that because I try to respond to all comments. It would be hard if I received too many.
    I'm glad you had a chance to meet the great-grandkids.
    ---Cheerful Monk

  8. Lovely girls. Grand and great grands do make it worthwhile. I can't think of a better reason to keep living.

  9. What a special treat. That's neat. tc

  10. Well done on your blogging...and great granddaughters too. A lovely pair

  11. Hello! I doubt if I will make it to GREAT grandkids! We all started late having babies in our family. Very pretty girls.

  12. Great grands???!!! My gosh...tempus is fugiting like crazy. Congrats on the million + views.