Guess what? Keepa is six years old today. I don’t know what that is in dog years, but it feels pretty long in blog years.. So please indulge me in a kind of post that always fascinates me.
That question – is it ethical to eat mormons – actually brought somebody to Keepa within the past month, as did these other intriguing questions:
who said “teach a boy to blow a horn and he will never blow a safe?”
“is it all right to have questions about the church or its doctrine?”
+what is the story behind “the 500” in morman history
do mormons believe in capital punishment
explain the procedures to welcome and bid farewell to children
how do mormons prepare their dead for burial
does the lds church have the clothes that hyrum had on in carthage
what does box elder stake mean in mormon
what does it mean to seal his teastomny with his blod
what is a cottage meeting
what is that machine called that used toiron sheets tablecloths etc. at home
what skills do you need to have for homemaking
when was the first priesthood session held at general conference
where is hyrum smith’s wife buried?
I don’t know if Keepa had the answers, but people came looking, anyway.
Surprisingly, given the number of hits the marijuana post got in the past month, very few people looked for it through Google searches:
brigham young cannabis
hook ups for weed in ogden utah
lds church marihuana
mormon and weed
mormons who traveled to mexico in 1910
A few people were looking for a certain movie:
17 miracle of the snakes
was there midget in handcarts?
17 miracle christian movie
did 17 miracles really happen
17 miracles albert
17 miracles cave scene
One searcher wanted, apparently, general information on this subject:
history of beards
while another searcher had very high requirements for his search:
best magnificent beards in man’s history
I hope Orson Pratt’s beard qualified.
It’s fun to see the nostalgia some of us have for our Mormon youth and childhood:
lds golden gleaner award
lds primary bandalo
memories of lds jr. Sunday school
1960 bandalo lds mormon
primary birthday pennies
“I will bring the light of the gospel into my home”
golden gleaner pin
lds mission release certificate
lds primary girls bandalos
lds primary historic larks, bluebird and seagulls
lds primary sash
lds primary songs of 1930s
master m man
I hope Keepa provided satisfactory material for these two searches –
corny jokes from the 1950
funny mormon ads
– ’cause if we didn’t, I’m not sure anybody could.
Some searches could be offensive, if we let ourselves take offense:
did brigham young have his daughter surgery on [genitals]
mormons were murderers
the lds church is a big business
A few searchers must think we have special ways of doing just about anything:
mormon shrimp recipes
– and maybe, to our shame, we DO:
lemon jello, carrots, pineapple and green olives
One searcher found me even while misspelling my name –
– while others spelled a name right but still didn’t find what they were looking for:
kevin folkman fragrance company
kevin j folkman wedding
One searcher had a specific need:
none can preach the gospel like the mormons do violin sheet music
I can’t help you with the violin sheet music, but I can sing that one to you:
We’re going to preach the gospel to all who want to hear,
A message of salvation unto the meek we bear.
Jehovah has commanded us, and therefore we must go
For none can preach the gospel like the Mormons do, like the Mormons do.
Amy may be surprised at how many people search names of people she has written about:
anne fairfax washingtpon lee
anne washington lee
– and this isn’t the only one. Cyrus Wheelock comes in for a share of searches, as does Hark Lay.
I know what post this search found:
moroni dedicated manti temple
but I don’t suppose he was satisfied at the results for
moroni dedicated st george temple
Somebody had a religiopolitical question, but did NOT want articles by or about the two most likely to turn up in Google searches:
prophets prophecies mormon presidency -romney -beck
And finally, for some reason I was happiest about these searches, which led readers to posts that were directly on point. Do you remember any of these posts?
van camp bean ads
pig pen cipher
george bernard shaw and polygamy
history of sand tables
Sometimes I wonder how much longer Keepa can go on. To be honest, while Keepa still gets as many hits every day as it ever did, more and more of those hits are for archived posts. Regular daily readers account for only about a third of the readership we had even a year ago. The blogs aren’t quite dead, but we’re struggling. Thank you for continuing to read, and best of all (from my perspective), honoring Keepa with your comments.