What will happen when....?
(Written April, 2020)
Fate of the Lawrenceburg, Class of '52 web site?
It is a tough
question I am asking my husband today. As a treasure trove of information that
is only interesting to a few of us survivors (As I write this update, only
22* are still alive), it will lose relevance shortly as
we all pass on.
2 possible events:
|Some Classmates will survive
||My husband, Bill, or son, Donald, will shut down web site - Loss of all data -
Loss of source for news.
|I become last Classmate
||Easy solution - When I die, Bill or
Don will shut down web site - Loss of all
Realistic: Very few of your children or grandchildren will refer
to an our "old fogy's" web site - they have FaceBook, twitter and who knows what.
Loss of web site data is no big loss to humanity.
Conclusion: Eventually web site will
disappear and all history will be lost.
Plan of Action: I have asked Bill
or Donald, to keep all the pages in OneDrive (Cloud storage) for 6
months after my death. The link,
Lawrenceburg, will allow anyone to access and download the complete site in
html. These pages will be the last uploads made. After the 6 month
period, they will stop paying for
our Internet Server and the site will cease to exist. This will give you
or your kin time to download any relevant information you want. Ask your
kids / grandkids to covert the html to usable format via MS Word or Acrobat.
Last comment: It has been a hoot
following everyone over the years. I didn't expect the sadness and fun when
we started - The sadness and
sometimes tears came whenever I had to ask Bill to physically move an Active Classmate to
the Deceased Classmate page. It has been quite a journey! I don't
know of another 86-year old that has been as blessed as I have been.
*The "alive" figure of 22 is suspect as the number
is only as accurate as the input from classmates - I must admit that not all of
your were Rhodes Scholars in keeping me posted.
send me any comments or suggestions.