The Cliffside Historical Bunch
This outfit ought to have a name, I thought. “This outfit”
being I and all the enablers, aiders and abettors who are complicit
in the development of this web site. So, I came up with “The
Cliffside Historical Bunch.” Has a certain dignity to it, don't
you think? Yet it doesn't sound so official that someone will go running
off to Raleigh or Washington to check our tax status. I was tempted
to call it “The Cliffside Historical Bunch and Marching Band,”
but that would require members to have certain musical talents; and
if you've checked the cost of band uniforms lately, you know they're
outrageous. Not to mention that some of us would find marching and
playing an instrument, while coping with our walkers and oxygen tanks,
a bit much.
Anyway, our mission statement (I wrote it myself) is clear and concise:
A member of CHB, as we'll call it, is anyone who contributes to this
website: a photo, a fact, a memory, an article, a suggestion, or any
gesture of encouragement or support. Members' names will be listed
on the contributors page unless anonymity is desired. One of these
days, I'll come up with a suitable certificate of membership that,
someday, the children of your children will treasure and admire, or
not. It will be emailed to you, suitable for printing.
Until overthrown by a rival faction, I will assume the position of
Postfacto High Excellent Grand Punjab with Fries and a Shake (webmaster).
But you can just call me by my first name.
Seriously, the material on these pages is for your personal, individual
use and enjoyment, and is not to be distributed in any form, for profit
or otherwise. The newpaper articles herein are reprinted with permission.
They are copyrighted by their respective publishers, and if you start
messing around with their stuff, these aforesaid publishers will,
in the strictest legal sense, slap the ugly right off your face. Have
a nice day.