By Kathleen Manning, Jerry Crow

First dubbed San Benito after which "Spanishtown," part Moon Bay is a coastside city with an extended and interesting tale. Many understand it for its gorgeous traditional atmosphere, old fashioned downtown structure, and cozy surroundings, yet no longer many folks recognize that this city was once the 1st to be validated in San Mateo County due to 1840s land can provide to early Spanish settlers. remoted at the coast for a time, it grew to become domestic to Mexican, Chilean, Italian, Portuguese, and different cultures after the 1850s, while roads eventually reached over the mountains. in the course of the twentieth century, a wide selection of companies thrived the following, as humans arrived through street, water, or even railroad. Farms, church buildings, colleges, companies, and houses sprang up, and town modernized, notwithstanding today's part Moon Bay appears very like it did a hundred years in the past.

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When he felt he was on firm enough ground to do so, he began making noises about the other young men: David McIntosh, Alfonso Banks, and another one, Freddie McClendon. He didn’t like them coming around, and it showed on his face. The other men must have noticed an intensity of purpose in George that they could not have fully understood, and they avoided running into him. ” George’s steadfastness won her over, and she finally agreed to marry him and be free of life under her mother. But she and George had to keep it to themselves.

They started up the steps, and as they walked toward the church door, Bay-Bay pulled out a gun and shot at them six times, aiming at Irene or her escort or both. He was a bad shot and didn’t hit anybody. But it was exciting and the talk of the woods and further proof to Ida Mae that Alfonso Banks sure knew how to show a girl a good time, even though he had nothing to do with it. She had been out with Alfonso enough to feel a kind of ownership that was implied if not outright said. When she saw Alfonso come to Children’s Day with another girl, she went up and spoke her mind.

The peaches and apples and pears were some of the biggest and sweetest in the bottoms. They ripened and fell to the ground, and still he dared anyone to come onto his land to get any. Ida Mae figured out a way to get some. She stopped by and talked with Mr. Bafford and made sure to keep him talking. And if he ever looked away, she reached down and slipped a pear or an apple into her dress. “You know they fall off, he coulda give us some of ’em,” she said. ” It was approaching Christmas, the first Christmas since her father had died.

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