Day #23 – 7 days left. This time next week it will be all over, and it will either be a time of relief and celebration or a time of reflection and concern. Yesterday saw a flurry of activity – several much-needed contributions came in, putting us up to 8% of our funding goal. We have a long ways to go before next Sunday, but yesterday proved we can do it. If we just get enough of you to believe you can make a difference, that history and information and knowing about the world around you and the people in it are important, then we have a chance to at least come within shouting distance of our goal, and we’ll be able to make those much-needed improvements to our site and get those much-needed repairs on some of our preservation equipment. Electronics, like people, get a bit creaky with age; things give out, fall apart, break down – and much of it can’t be replaced with new equipment because, well . . .it’s technology that just isn’t used anymore. But much important information is often stored on old technology, and those creaky, falling apart, breaking down pieces of equipment provide a crucial link between oblivion and relevance – they are the elements which help keep history alive.
All you have to do – to make all the difference in the world, is to click on the link in the box below. Takes maybe a minute. Lasts over a lifetime – gratitude and thanks are unending. Love goes without saying.