Hello and Welcome. If you are reading this you are most likely a Preservationist (don’t worry, you’re still welcome if you aren’t… Maybe we’ll rub-off a little! ) and are therefore a little crazy. It’s okay we have to be. The Vinyl Man cometh, after-all.
If you are a Preservationist and you’re thinking to yourself, “I’m not crazy”, you’re either not honest… or well you’re probably in denial. Never fear though, because we hold a support group on Tuesday nights where we all sit around drinking our beverage of choice and showing each other our phones that are full of random pictures of buildings that we stumbled across in our travels… ya know instead of our children and the like.
So since this is my inaugural post I thought I’d let you all know a little bit about who I am . My Name is Henrietta Hobson Richardson (Etta for Short) and I am a Preservationist on the East Coast somewhere although since pretty much all Preservationists are member’s of the same uphill battle no matter where we are located I guess my location really doesn’t matter so we’ll just leave it at that.
I am currently sitting here in my Monk’s Robes thinking about what direction I want this blog to take and what knowledge (and hopefully humor, fair warning though, I think I’m a lot funnier than I am). I’d like to impart to you my lovely reading audience, and I have come to the decision that I’ll do highlights of sorts, you see I comb the web daily for new and interesting Preservation articles and I’d love to pass them along to you. I’d also like to hear from you. What interests you, what are you working on, what do you want me to stop talking about…(although if the answer is everything your out of luck. I’m a little chatter-box, my second grade teacher told me so.) and what Preservation issues do you think are going under-noticed. Also from time to time I hope to have a few of my more sane co-workers guest blog about their experiences in Preservation and maybe from time to time I’ll leave you with a few words I over-hear in my travels. Either way. Sit back and enjoy the ride.
And as a parting gift I leave you today with a link to a Victorian Manners game from the McCord Museum because I am a geek and I found it to be quite fun, I found this link on the site building revival which is very worth checking out.