Season's Greetings (all four of them) from Ontario, Canada!
I started at Dmoz in November, 1998, before it was called The Open Directory Project. Still here with the new (name) Curlie and the other volunteer editors.
If you are reading this you could be signing up as an editor. Everyone has something they care about a niche, a hobby, a place. Start adding links to your town's category in the Curlie directory. Update existing links. Tidy up descriptions. Its fun, addicting, and free!