Foregoing the questions of life ... (although I'm very interested in the next week's Lottery Numbers!)
All seems to be working fine now.
But allow me to provide some background on the situation that generated my original question ...
I assumed the examples I cited were multi-page (instead of single page) because when I scrolled to the "top" of the thread (where the "first" entry should be, where the path listing and the site's header reside & are visible) the subject listing of that "top" post started with a "Re: ..."
In the first example (JMT on a Vegan Diet), the "top" post then was Sarah Kirkconnell's (which is actually the second post on thread).
In the second example (Pasta for FBC), the "top" post then was Jon Fong's (which is actually the fifth post on the thread)
Since I can see everything is working fine now. Maybe it was my browser, firefox?. (by coincidence, I just updated to the latest version since this morning) Of course, this morning I had assumed it was the site.
With that out of the way ...
I'm still very interested in Ken's question on next week's Lottery Numbers