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Monday, June 25 2001

Procedural update

The creative well has nearly dried up for today, so I'll fall back on a few thoughts about developments regarding the Nanty Glo Home Page as an enterprise and the website.

The collection of 14 photos from the Library of Congress, added over the weekend, is one of the most significant additions in the Page's history. I was thrilled to be informed about its existence by Mrs. Grembi of the Blacklick Valley High School faculty. To be able to add any photos of that vintage to the site is a plus, but to find pictures taken for the purpose of capturing the spirit of the valley in those years, which were both of the Great Depression nationally and the boom years of Blacklick Valley's coal industry, rather than "just" posed images of loved ones (which also always are welcomed), is extraordinary.

Another important addition over the weekend was the photos of the unnamed "Civil War-era cemetery" that had been lost in the woods adjacent to Nanty Glo but found by Hobe and Judy Rose and recorded in this page of pictures for posterity. Actually, the cemetery wasn't totally lost, as a veterans group had put flags on the graves of the war veterans in observance of Memorial Day, and the property owner where it is accessed was aware of it, as the Roses reported. And about that cemetery being unnamed, there must have been a name at some time...can anyone supply one?

My itinerary for my visit to the Valley next week is already getting busy. One downside of the Priceline way of purchasing a bargain airline ticket is that I'll have to fly east via a "redeye" flight leaving San Jose at 9:45 p.m. Saturday, and scheduled to arrive on a second plane (from Atlanta) in Baltimore around 8 a.m. Sunday. I'm sure I'll get virtually no sleep that night (I never have yet on overnight flights). I hope to drive from the airport to a church nearby (in the Baltimore suburbs) that's in the same national jurisdiction as my own parish, then continue on to Pennsylvania, probably arriving in late afternoon. I'm resisting making any commitments for that evening as I expect to be too tired to function by then.

Monday, Tuesday, and Friday evenings are scheduled, and tentatively the Fouth of July is also full. That leaves only Thursday for an evening meeting or meetings and, since I expect most people in the area are employed days, that doesn't leave much time for get-togethers. I leave via Baltimore mid-afternoon the following Saturday, which leaves room for only an early (to late-riser me) breakfast meeting on Saturday.

However, anyone who wants to work around this schedule and attempt to set up a meeting in the Valley or nearby points is welcome to do so, ranging from coffee at the Little Wheel or Robyn's Subway or lunch in Johnstown to a bike ride or walk on the Ghost Town Trail (the latter is my principle activity planned for this "vacation"!).

Finally, under procedures, Sunday was the first day since the first faltering attempts to mail through the Yahoo Groups list server that delivery was delayed, at least in my baileywick, for many hours. It was sent an hour and a half later than most days on Saturday night, but that was the only variable and it's not apparent how that might matter. I hope you've received it by now...let me know if you notice anything else unsatisfactory about the Jonal deliveries.

Hope to see you next week! (And, of course, in this space, tomorrow.)

Webmaster Jon Kennedy

26 signs you're now an adult (collect 'em all!)

f. You watch the Weather Channel. You carry an umbrella.

g. Your friends marry and divorce instead of hookup and breakup.

h. You go from 130 days of vacation time to 7.

i. Jeans and a sweater no longer qualify as 'dressed up'.

j. You're the one calling the police because those darn kids next door don't know how to turn down the stereo.

Sent by Zan

Four more to grow on

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Will Rogers

"He who will not reason, is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool; and he who dares not is a slave." William Drummond

"The right to be let alone is the underlying principle of the Constitution's Bill of Rights." Erwin N. Griswold

"The college idealists who fill the ranks of the environmental movement seem willing to do absolutely anything to save the biosphere, except take science courses and learn something about it." P. J. O'Rourke

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