Monthly Archives: October 2008

1950s: The Zen of Bicycle Riding: Story by Erich von Neff

The Zen of Bicycle Riding By Erich von Neff Ricky Tan walked over the creaking gangway leading from the pier to the houseboat. A hand painted sign above the door read, “Frank McCain, Pure Land Zen Buddhist, Lecture Tonight: The … Continue reading

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New Pumpkin Cheesecake…..Famed Cake-Maker Susan Morgan Needs Taste-Testers

For more info, visit  elegantcheesecakes.com Here’s the invitation that appeared in my mailbox. We’re looking for 15 taste testers to try our new yummy Pumpkin Cheesecake with a Hazelnut Toffee Swirl on a Cookie Crust. Try it before October 31st … Continue reading

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1883: Jimmy Peace Weighs In

In April 1883 James Peace told this story to the “Redwood City Times & Gazette” Now who this James Meadows [see post below] is or where he lived at that time does not appear, but if he had been a … Continue reading

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March 1883: Was Jimmy Peace the oldest guy in the county?

From the “Redwood City Times & Gazette,” March 17, 1883 A Different Version A correspondent of the “Santa Cruz Sentinel” takes exception to our biographical sketch of old Jimmy Peace. Following is his version: While in Carmel Valley at the … Continue reading

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January 1883: Fisherman James Peace said he was the oldest guy in the county

The article below comes from the “Times & Gazette,”  January 27, 1883 The Oldest Inhabitant Interesting Reminisceses of 65 Years Ago History of an Old Fisherman James Peace Claims a Residence in San Mateo County of over half a century … Continue reading

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