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21 August 2010

At the Beginning with You...

So, Guido and Donna reminded us on Facebook that the original anniversary of J-land was today.  Funny to think that about 3 years ago on August 6th I started my first blog "Do They Have Squirrels in Buffalo?"

I remember clicking on the AOL Journals button a little more out of curiosity than actually thinking that I would be keeping up a blog for this long.  I'd heard of blogs at that time, I just didn't think I'd have anything that interesting to say which would keep people reading.  I started it more as a way of keeping my family and friends up to date on what I was doing.  "Need to catch up, read my blog."

I never expected I would make the friends I've made online.  Donna was one of the first people to comment on my very first blog posting.  She actually lives in Buffalo and assured me that, yes, there are squirrels in Buffalo.

Along with her, I've shared in so many stories of celebration, heartache, new life, and sudden deaths.  Through Guido we've shared prayers and thoughts, visited those who are ill, and have become a close community whose members are only known mostly through these postings.

I think about my own journey as chronicled through this blog... I'm going to save my end of the year wrap-up for just before I leave for California and close this chapter of my life to start a new one... and a newly named blog.  Until then, relish in the friendships, relish in the sharing of this human condition, and relish in the forum that started it all... Happy Anniversary fellow J-landers... I'm glad to have met you along the road.


D said...

:) I've enjoyed your entries.. your pics... and most of all your friendship! I really hope we can get together before you leave, I'd love to meet you!!

MariesImages said...

Good luck in California Veronica and Happy Anniversary fellow J-Lander! ;)

That corgi :) said...

since I'm not on Facebook, I didn't realize it was J-Land anniversary today. It was a very special time on AOL with journals, wasn't it? so glad I came across your journal and started reading it!! I can't wait to read your further adventures as you move on to California :)


ADB said...

Thank you for sharing your life with us, Veronica, and look forward to the new episode on a new blog.