The Great Month of May

31 May

Thanks to all of you readers, this has been the best month in the history of this blog. Wait, I should not put it that way. That has been the best month in the history of this blog that did not include being Freshly Pressed. That happened last year and created a stats page that looked like rat going through a snake.

This month has been consistently good with you guys showing up to read whatever stupid stuff I put on the screen. The most read post was something I write a long time ago called Let’s Go Peay! That was followed by:

You Never Know What You are Going to Learn at the First Presbyterian Church

The Legend of the Shadow Horse Gang

Hey, Nashville! Be a Real Music City and Build an Amphitheater

A Long Night in Old Nashville

Things I Learned at a Cher Concert

Sandy Springs Park – My Personal Field of Dreams

The Power of Dean

Narrows of the Harpeth

Movie Wisdom – Burt Reynolds Edition

Many of year follow this blog and check in from time to time. However, others get here through a search engine. This month, the most popular search terms were:

statue de lincoln hillsboro (oregon)

boot hill cemetery

scenery outlaw josey wales

escorts of tunica,ms

glen campbell prostitute

western actors

going to the fair to

cher concert she made a mistake

groom texas crucifixion of christ

May 2014 has been an important month in the SBI World.May

To further commemorate, I decided to throw in a little history. I am a historian, after all.

May 2004 – Terry Nichols was convicted for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.

May 1994 – Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa’s president.

May 1984 – The World’s Fair opened in New Orleans.

May 1974 – India successfully detonated its first nuclear weapon.

May 1964 – Congress declared that bourbon as a “distinctive product of the United States.”

May 1954 – Roger Bannister became the first person to run a mile in under four minutes.

May 1944 – The USS England sank six Japanese submarines in two weeks.

May 1934 – The Dionne children, the first quintuplets to survive infancy, are born.

May 1924 – J. Edgar Hoover was named head of the Bureau of Investigation.

May 1914 – Woodrow Wilson signed a Mother’s Day proclamation.

Again, thanks for making May a great month.

11 Responses to “The Great Month of May”

  1. DyingNote May 31, 2014 at 15:57 #

    Super. And oh! May of some eminently forgettable year I was born.

    • Rick May 31, 2014 at 17:09 #

      Happy Birthday

  2. bwcarey May 31, 2014 at 16:51 #

    the movie josey wales changed the world, amen

    • Rick May 31, 2014 at 17:13 #

      Buzzards gotta eat same as worms.

  3. Marilyn Armstrong May 31, 2014 at 16:58 #

    Well deserved! Oddly May has also been my best month since November 2012 which had both the election and hurricane Sandy to liven things up. This is also the month my son was born, making it my favorite 🙂

    • Rick May 31, 2014 at 17:12 #

      Happy Birthday to your son.

  4. Andrew Petcher June 1, 2014 at 07:47 #

    Congratulations! Your post made me check, May was my best month since February 2013! In March 2013 Google made some changes to its search engine which cut my hits in half virtually overnight. I have never recovered to the previous position but it has been steadily improving.

    Keep posting and I will keep reading!

    • Rick June 1, 2014 at 17:16 #

      Thanks. I have no idea how Search Engines work. Total mystery.

  5. returntothe80s June 2, 2014 at 17:34 #

    Congratulations!! And keep it up!

    • Rick June 2, 2014 at 18:45 #

      Thank you. I’ll keep on writing.

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