When John Gladding started MyFolsom.com 10 years ago, he wasn’t thinking about what it could be, 10 years down the track. But here we are, 10 years on, and MyFolsom is still with us, still growing, still important to the community.

My Folsom is a discussion board where you can make posts about things you care about, make friends, spar with them, tell jokes, post pictures and videos, carry on discussions, and solve the problems of the world.

On Saturday night John and Annie Gladding held court at the Qbole restaurant in Historic Folsom, with friends who helped the site and the concept expand and thrive over the years. The service was great, the food excellent and a good time was had by all.

Always looking for the fun in everything, John suggested a “tacky gift exchange” and that was a lot of fun. Gifts included some strange but beautiful Christmas tree decorations, a set of “get rich in real estate” VHS tapes, a carton of much needed TV remote control units, a packet of biscuits, a bottle of wine, together with a pink boa and one lucky friend landed a pair of electronic drumsticks.

We don’t know what will happen in the next ten years, but we know one thing for sure, John and Annie Gladding will keep us all amused and working together.

Happy Birthday, MyFolsom!