Amid all the concern it almost passed me by that Box Elder is one year old today.
It's original subheading was 'A good enough place to start'. It was dark blue. I explained why it was called Box Elder very briefly in the first post, and wrote about the box elder tree in question at greater length a bit later. The writing looks to me now wobbly, apologetic, little-me-ish, and rather waffling, so I suppose that must mean it's improved a bit ( don't say a word!). There weren't many pictures, partly because I was still on dial-up then, and they took ages to upload, even when I got the hang of shrinking them. I used to go off-line while writing posts to save dial-up time, and Blogger continually upbraided me with warnings for doing so. I did occasionally lose the lot when I forgot. It all seems such a long time ago.
I hardly knew any of you then, and my first comment was from another new blogger called Moe in Maryland, who hasn't blogged since last Easter, I still sometimes check on him. Then darling rr sniffed me out ( she it was got me started), and then... but the rest is history. Not very significant history, but my on-line history anyway! And I'm very grateful and filled with love and affection for all of you.
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