Recently, I was in need of rain boots for digging. I hadn’t brought any from Canada because they took up too much space. I decided that I would use a pair from Vindolanda ‘s storage shed that volunteers or previous field schoolers had left behind. The boots I now use are 1 or 2 sizes too big but I can walk in them so they’re keepers. When I went to write my name inside the boots, I noticed that it two names written inside them. Robin M was a field 2013 schooler and I’m not sure of the identity of AD. I’m the third person to claim (temporary) ownership of these boots. The boots will staying at VIndolanda after I finish field school so I’m curious how many other names will be written inside them in the years to come.