Timethief, thanks for your response,
Yes, I deleted the default message, and then I tried both of the following to no avail ….
I went to Posts -> Add New and publish a new blog entry. This will be added to your blog’s front page and replace the error.
I configured the blog so that it displays a static front page, rather than your blog’s latest posts.
the result was I have now Home page apparing after ABOUT, not up front, while the default page still comes up front.
The third advice I don’t understand …
Each post URL contains the date published, and the link in your “Latest Posts” list will be wrong because of this. Go to Posts -> Edit and you will probably find the post. If not, the edited date is in the future.