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Furloughed Fed volunteers at local historical society
When the National Archives closed its doors on October 1 due to the government shutdown, staff did not know when they would return to work. So Meris Westberg took her skills to the Historical Society of Washington, DC (HSW).
When Westberg joined HSW a few months ago, she had talked to the collections manager, Anne McDonough, about volunteering there. But the hours were similar to her work hours at the National Archives, where Westberg works on books and manuscripts in Hebrew and Arabic from the Iraqi Jewish Archives, so it didn’t seem likely she would be able to give many volunteer hours—until the furlough allowed her the time.
To read more about this story, visit NARA’s Prologue: Pieces of History blog! 

preservearchives:

Furloughed Fed volunteers at local historical society

When the National Archives closed its doors on October 1 due to the government shutdown, staff did not know when they would return to work. So Meris Westberg took her skills to the Historical Society of Washington, DC (HSW).

When Westberg joined HSW a few months ago, she had talked to the collections manager, Anne McDonough, about volunteering there. But the hours were similar to her work hours at the National Archives, where Westberg works on books and manuscripts in Hebrew and Arabic from the Iraqi Jewish Archives, so it didn’t seem likely she would be able to give many volunteer hours—until the furlough allowed her the time.

To read more about this story, visit NARA’s Prologue: Pieces of History blog

exletters

Anonymous asked:

My boyfriend and I have been going out for almost a year and he has started to become really distant and he has changed so much, he hardly talks to me and treats me like an object. I do even know what to do anymore, I really wish I could be with the guy I met last year

exletters answered:

People do change over time and sometimes feelings as well. 

I believe things between you guys are going downhill, and the only way to actually fix it is by talking to him about how he feels about you and you guys’ relationship. 

I know you’re missing the “old him” but regardless if its the old or new him, it’s still him, his feelings just probably changed. Only he knows what made it change and if you’d like to know, you can personally ask him. Don’t rely on having people messengers because stories and words will get twisted.