Monday, October 7, 2013
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, NEW YORK STATE OF MIND
Happy Birthday for New York State of Mind. This year has sure flown by. It seems we just started, but it has been a year already. I guess, it was partly my fault in how New York State of Mind got started. When Richard was going to change Amish Stories, which is now Pure Country Living, I would only go on posts by either Richard or Marilyn - no one else. Marilyn agreed to have a blog, but didn't know how to make one up or how to use it, so a year ago today Richard told Marilyn to go to a certain place on the computer - and there was New York State of Mind.
I thank everyone for coming and reading my posts, my Grandmother Olive's posts, Martha's posts, Kevin's post , and Elmer's posts. Also, I thank you for putting up with my families movings, our good times and not so good times. It does surprise me that you are interested in all of our lives and ways of living. I thought that my posts would only be on for just a few weeks on Amish Stories. No one would be interested. and yet I have been on both Amish Stories and New York State of Mind. I thank you all for reading the posts, asking questions, praying for us and more. You are all so kind people.
What gets me, is that on a computer, my posts go all around the world. It is hard for me to understand even though Marilyn, Edward and Michael try to explain how it works. I don't understand, but am glad it does.
Again, thank you for coming to New York State of Mind. Lord willing, we will all keep going on with the posts and I hope you still find them interesting.
Be With God,
As Jean said, this year has flown by. I thank Richard, so much for starting New York State of Mind. I thank Jean and all that have put posts on here both Old Order Mennonite, Amish and Englisher's . You are what keep New York State of Mind going. Also, I thank all the people from the United States, Canada and all around the world that read and comment on this blog.
Just for some interesting facts on New York State of Mind. This is post 249 that has been put on since it was founded. We have 46 members, but lots more people that read, and comment. Please keep coming. Your readings and comments are the reason I keep going. So far our total page viewers as I write this are 85,092. In the month of September, alone, were 10,111. The posts that had the most views are: Jean's Creamsicle Salad (3/27/13), Amish and Mennonite Items (2/19/13), Gorham Fire Department (5/10/13), Jean's Grandmother's Wood Burning Stove (1/25/13) and Jean's Day (3/18/13.
What surprises me is that some posts I put on that I think a lot of you would be interested in gets low views, while some I think won't get a lot of views get hundreds of posts. All the posts I put on, I hope will interested most of you. I try.
We have covered a lot of topics on here in one year. Jean, her family and the others she has gotten to put posts on are, I believe, the most interesting. I have put on some posts, not to get you angry or upset, but to let you know what is going on especially in the pet area. Also, I have tried to keep items on that would interest, at least some of you, in one way or another.
As we start our second year, I hope you will all stay with New York State of Mind. Of course, Jean, Grandmother Olive, Martha, and Elmer plan on giving us more posts. I thank them so much for all they have done and will do here. Even Pierre wants to put on some more posts. I hope I put on things that interest you and keep you coming to New York State of Mind.
Thank you all for coming. All your posts and comments mean a lot to me. I hope you will continue coming.
Happy Birthday New York State of Mind,
ELMER IS COMING THURSDAY. HE TELLS SOMETHING INTERESTING ABOUT HIMSELF.
I HAVE PUT SOME AMISH AND MENNONITE ITEMS IN MY STORE WITH MORE TO COME. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN LOOKING, JUST PUSH WHERE IS SAYS FAMILY LIFE ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS BLOG.