How many of us were unsettled to find we couldn't get to our beloved Blue Boards on Halloween day? :ahh And thrilled when the technical glitches got worked out and we could get back?
Me, too. So I think this is a good time to suggest we all go buy a Verla Kay book -- for someone for the holidays, or for a literacy program near you, or for a school or library you love. Verla puts what I'm sure are countless hours and not an insignificant amount of money into maintaining, monitoring, and trouble-shooting the boards. She's just a person and author, not some institution somewhere, and we need to remember and appreciate that. (And I know there are a cast of moderators who also spend hours and hours... which are also appreciated. So if ya'll have books out and want to remind us, this thread would be a good place to do it.)
I'm going now to order a book or two that I know I'll be able to give away before Christmas. I'd like to suggest that others reading this do, too... so Verla doesn't have to get a job in a shoe store
and no longer has time to provide this for us!