Kennedy, Nanty Glo Home Page webmaster and owner,
is a former teen and campus minister. He began his journalism
career as teen columnist for the Nanty Glo Journal
and its sister weekly newspapers from 1957 to '62 and
became the Journal's third editor in 1962 at age
20. He has edited other newspapers and magazines, and
more recently, webzines, ever since. His articles have
appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Detroit Free
Press, Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Christianity Today,
and many other publications. His Jonals appear here on
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Woodside Store historical museum
Jonal entry 1182 | May 17 2011
Last Thursday I met my friend Carl Essex
for our monthly fellowship and, at my request, he showed me around
the Woodside Store and the nearby Folger Stables close to where he
lives in Redwood City. The 28-minute video provides a pictorial tour
of the historic Woodside Store. The narration on the video is detailed
enough to require no rehearsal here.
As the map shows, Woodside is almost at the midpoint
between the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay. It is, however,
on the eastern side of the summit of the coastal range, so from Woodside
it would have been necessary to convey logs to the top of the mountain
first to get them down to the ocean beach, whereas the bay was almost
entirely downhill from the Woodside mill. And, of course, the bay
is a much more dependabletamebody of water for shipping
logs to the city.
The video was taken on my HTC EVO camera. A second video
of the Folger Stables which are nearby will be posted as soon as available.
Useful work phrases: I'm already visualizing the
duct tape over your mouth.
Thought for today
We all have different languages; but we all really
mean the same thing.
C.S. Lewis (1898
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