It is with a sense of bittersweet longing for things to stay as they are that I must inform you that things most decidedly are not staying as they are, at least in my personal occupational journey! Today is my last at the marvellous offices of the network of libraries dealing with medical matters, fortunately not all of them delicate. I shall be transferring my vocational affections to Berkeley, in faraway California, henceforth, and hope to encounter many of you in that delightful place. I expect my work there to be intellectually rigorous, enjoyably and somewhat frighteningly so, and I am wondrously prepared by all of the activities in which I have been involved these two years since. I hope that I may maintain an active and lively correspondence with any of you wishing that felicity, and that you will not hesitate to write to me should I be able to render you any kindness or assistance.
Ever Yours, Your Most Affectionate Companion in Librarianship,
Ann (channeling a certain early 18th century author whose last name rhymes with Boston)
Thoughts on "A Fond Farewell!"