I almost missed it. Today, the 20th of May (with over 1400 posts under my belt), marks my 5th anniversary of "adding my 2 cents worth" via blogging about Old Virginia, "the Southern mind, local community, Burkean conservatism, the folkways of ancestors, and an unwavering orthodox Christian faith."
My first post was rather brief and simple, but contained many of the above elements:
"Last evening, I had the joy of going horseback riding with my daughter, son, and daughter-in-law. We were able to enjoy the blessing of riding through the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains behind our home. God's creation never ceases to amaze me - the lush green grass that carpets the old logging roads in the mountains, the blooming mountain laurel, and the abundant wild life all manifest the glory of God's handiwork. May I never grow accustomed to the miracle of Creation!"