Click on the link here to Contribute: Past Daily’s Fall Fundraiser
Ugly, isn’t it? All those books, tossed out, abandoned. Destroyed. And no, it’s not photoshopped. This was an actual library at one time – with people and shelves and questions and “ah-ha” moments. A place where you went to find out about things.
But then we had the internet and information superhighways and click-bait – and those libraries are disappearing, little by little, day by day. And people stopped being curious.
Past Daily got started because people didn’t see any value in recorded history – they would toss out tapes and records by the thousands as radio stations went dark, changed formats, needed space. Holding on to history wasn’t profitable, it took up room. So leave it to my 12 year old brain and my bicycle to ride around to those radio stations, diving into the dumpsters and pulling our history – tons and tons of it. And taking it home and listening to it and learning about things and hearing people and wanting to find out more.
Cut to 2012 and there’s a warehouse filled with history and recordings and tapes, and the fear that all this history I’ve been collecting could wind up like those books in that abandoned library – trashed, abandoned.
I couldn’t let that happen. And so I decided to share it – share with everyone who is curious or wants to know or wants to remember – voices of people long gone who made a difference. Situations that changed our lives and made us different, from one day to the next.
That’s what I do – and I do it every day because it’s important. Because you need to know. Because you need to stay curious.
And so every year at this time I have Past Daily’s Fall Fundraiser, a few days/couple weeks where I ask for your support, ask you to contribute what you can, so I can keep history alive and keep it going. With your tax-deductible contribution, we’re able to pay for this website redesign, replace desperately needed equipment that is vintage and breaking down. Pay for the warehouse and to keep running. We’re not asking for a lot — the price of a cup of coffee or a movie ticket – but anything you feel comfortable and are willing to give. That’s what keeps us going.
So, if you don’t mind, please click on either the link just below the photo, or down here: (Past Daily’s Fall Fundraiser) and show your support and your commitment to keeping history alive and vital. I can’t thank enough, all of you who have chipped in so far – you are making a huge difference. You are appreciated and you are loved. Tell your friends and let’s make this happen.