Well, last year, August 20 came and went without recognition, and it might have done so again (had I not remembered in advance of the upcoming week-long hiatus of posting), but we will pause here briefly to celebrate our third birthday.
Three years doesn't seem like much in the context of History (in which we are steeped daily here), but in the web world, it's a real milestone--or so I'm told. We have produced 705 posts on topics from collections maintenance and management to nursing caps to university name changes to dentists' skills in basketball to sixteenth-century medicine and a lot of things in between.
In the process, we've found a lot of friends out there in Google-land, corrected some erroneous information in the collections, and received donations of materials, time, and knowledge from near and far. We've certainly enjoyed connecting with you, and we hope you've been interested in some of what we've posted here.
That said, we are going quiet for another week, to reconnect with what many people sardonically call "First Life" (if you don't get the reference, don't worry: you're safe from the intended disdain.) If the creek don't rise, we'll be back on August 24 with more tales from the crypt--or storage, or the stacks, or whatever you care to call it.
(Our 2007 birthday post, for the really rabid fan, is available here.)