Monday, May 28, 2012

Photos from Bard 1962

Please help identify these people from Bard College from the early 1960s.
Bill Tinker

Manus Pinkwater

Pinkwater Axing; More at

Puppeteer 1

Puppeteer 1 and Margie Eckman

David Johnson (deceased)

Puppeteers Margie Eckman and Ioanna Ioannadou

Monday, May 21, 2012

Cousins Ed Schwartz and David Jacobowitz

Ed Schwartz is my second cousin once removed. His mother Carlyn died in May and is interred next to the Jacobowitz plot at Riverside Cemetery. Ed and I met there on October 27, 2011, and took a snapshot to probe for family resemblances,

La Tragédie du Pont

Linda added a plaque to her collection. This one is on the river in Granby, QC.
The plaque recounts what happened on the 21st of April 1869, when eleven people, children and parents,  lost their lives when the ice they were watching on Lac Boivin went out over the dam and took out the bridge on which they were standing.

La Tragédie du Pont

A la mémoire des onze personnes qui ont perdu la vie lorsque le pont sur lequel elles s'étaient attardées pour voir passer les glaces fut emporté par la crue de la rivière Yamaska le 21 avril 1869.

Patrick Hackett (59 ans), premier maire de Granby
Eliza Jane Sargent (49 ans), épouse de S.H.C. Miner
Cora G, Anna Miner (6 ans), fille de S.H.C. Miner
Eliza Harrington Park (68 ans), mère d'Eliza Jane Sargent
Amanda M. Blake (35 ans), épouse de John B Bradford
Charles Arthur Bradford (9 ans), fils de John Bradford
Maria Augusta Bradford (8 ans), fille de John Bradford
Sarah E. Harvey (29 ans), soèur de Susan A. Harvey
Edward R.C. Gilmour (50 ans), marchand
Edward R. Gilmour (14 ans), fils d'Edward R.C. Gilmour

Ville rayonnante

The Google Maps Street View shows the plaque.

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Bromont/Granby, QC via Yamaska

Garmin Connect - Bromont/Granby, QC via Yamaska

Bob Schermer invited me to help him scout the afternoon route for the four-day VerMontreal ride for 2012. This is the lake entrance to the St Christophe in Granby, the end of day 2 after a ride through Yamaska Parc or directly from Bromont. Linda simulates a welcome.
We discovered a number of corrections to be made to the route sheet. I took photos of the critical junctions and turns.  I want to place the photos on a map of the route. Maybe this will help.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Bonneville Again

Bob Immler sent a scan of the album cover of the recording that included Norm's Alfa running at Bonneville in 1960. The recording is mentioned in a previous post.

The ripped text is "Tenafly, N.J." Norm took the 1500 cc class at 114.35 mph.

This new discussion started when I sent a copy of an article from the Times to Bob Immler about Craig Breedlove, who ran a jet-powered car to several land speed records a couple of years after this. The car on the album cover is Mickey Thompson's. Bob recalled that Thompson was murdered and thought that he (Bob) might have seen the murderers fleeing on bicycles the morning of the event.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Ride to Mills Point

This is a usual ride on the Burlington Bike Path from home to Mills Point, Colchester, and back. I can tell you all the good places to stop.

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