Could everyone write one simple essay about something that once happened in Saltaire…that they saw or were a part of…and put it on one big website? Somebody should collect a lot of stories before we all forget. Otherwise it is like a line in “On The Beach” : The history of the war that now would never be written.” -(JO'H)

Sunday, January 11, 2009


As most of our readers know, on January 20 DERF and Jim O'Hare will pass the torch of the editorship of this blog to a new generation of Saltairians, born a little later in the 20th Century, tempered with more current contact with Saltaire, and COSMO and LIZ KELLY will be entrusted with the full enthusiasm and support of JOH and DERF to continue to tell the stories and post the pictures, old and new that would otherwise be whispered and then forgotten.

In the meantime, you must indulge the two of us with the chance to pull some final thoughts together and maybe re run some of our favorite stuff here in the closing days. I would like to somehow put a summary of my impressions of the people and the things that made Saltaire Saltaire in the 1950's and 1960's. And we hope to finally get together some of those lists we have promised you for a year, like our favorite ball players of that era, the people who left the greatest impressions, and the best stories. And as usual, please forward us your thoughts.

DERF and I are really proud of what we started, and we are excited to see the new stuff that all the new voices will post. There are a million stories that could be told.


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