February 14, 2001
its roots in Charleston, the Breibart family has branched out. To the
Golden Gate Bridge, to historic Boston, to the Rocky Mountains, to the
Santa Monica beaches, to ancient Greece, to points betwix and between.
Names change. A Breibart becomes a Sonenshine, a Sherman, a Melton.
a Bolgla, a Restus, a Uesugi becomes a Breibart. Shoots spring off the
branches and head in all directions -- geographically, philosophically
Maybe, it would be interesting to have the "Geechee Courier"
as a central family bulletin board (more a country newspaper than a
chat room) where information, reminiscenses, creativeness, rants, vents
or anything else can be "shared" (how I dislike that word
along with "outreach," "closure," "activist"
and others of that ilk -- I'm venting already). Things like Solly's
historical touch, Sheryl's art and poems would be nice or Carol's insights
on movies or college campus news from Emily and Stephen (or is it Marc?)
let me know what you think about the idea. I have just about enough
web site knowledge to get it off the ground -- like the Wright brothers
-- and time enough to be a collecting point.
web pages have been done: The Wedding and Pearl Harbor. They can be
reached by clicking the images below. I think.
MICKEY'S 98TH--Mickey celebrated her
98th birthday on Sunday, January 31, with a Zoom call with family.
The call was arrangd by Stanley, who is here with Mickey in her Atlanta
apartment. She has only recently been allowed to have visitiors because
of Covid regulations. Emily's daughter, Celia, led the group in singing
"Happy Birthday" to Mickey,
From the Editor
The Geechee Courier is 20
years old. That is correct. The Geechee Courier IS 20 years old.
I accidently discoved this by looking
for something else in my software. On the right is the first edition,with
its unattractive, maybe ugly, red type.
Some of the goals suggested 20 years ago have been
accomplished. There have been memorable contributions: Solly's rememberances
of Meeting St., Barry's
looking-back pieces, Shery's lovely poem in honor of Sara.
In the 20 years of irregular publication, the Geechee
has recorded 11 weddings, 18 births and six obituaries. So this
makes it worthwhile, if nothing else does.
I think I explained in a later edition why it is
called The Geechee Courier, but that explanation should have been
in the first edition. So just in case. Charlestonians are sometimes
called Geechees and that combines with the ciity's newspaper, The
News and Courier. So, The Geechee Courier.
My technical knowledge has increased some over this
time, but not to the level of a United 747. So that is why sometimes,
the finished Geechee does not have a finished look.
Hopefully, with luck, my decrepit computer containing the Geechee
software and files will hold up long enough to do future editions.
To Be Wed
I'm happy to announced the engagement of Leslie Carmel Breibart to
James (Jim) Joseph McEvoy. Jim is a native of Fresno and now lives
in San Leandro. He is a graduate of San Francisco State with bachelor's
and master's degrees in history.He is employed by Central Concrete
of South San Francisco. Leslie is working for Backen and Gillam, an
architectural firm which has a lot of winery clients in Northern California.
A wedding date will be announced later.