seabiscuit -- to find messages you've previously posted, without using the "search" feature -- before you log in, click on the link for your profile (or on any message you posted) Once you click on profile, it will give you a total of the messages posted -- and if you click that, it will bring up a page listing all your messages posted to the forum. I hope that helps! There may be an easier way to do it -- that's just one that I use.
Congrats on your 10 years!
Thanks for sharing & keep coming back! And, don't stay away so long.