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I have to wonder whether our stories will eventually become archaeological digs -- the telling of the story of our time through the tracings of the words we leave behind. How rich history will become when it is all in the words of the people who lived it, rather than in the dry tones of the academic historian.

ThyPeace, was glad she was home at the time so she could cry over the powerful, human, tragic, wonderful things that are the stories of us.

Indeed. And although I’ve become a very infrequent poster, I’m proud of the people I’ve “met” and the friends I’ve made through these Boards. They were my home on the internet, for a very long time.

When the time comes, I hope someone in TMF Headquarters, takes an archive of these Boards and hands it to the Smithsonian or the British Library or the Library of Congress, somewhere where the archive can be accessed and appreciated by future people like us. In the 1930’s and ‘40’s, there was a social history program, The Mass Observation Project, which I believe is archived at the University of Sussex. Participants submitted diaries and surveys. Several have been published and provide a powerful record of what it was really like to live through the Blitz.

- Pam (Hello, old friend.)
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