Woodside man's yacht makes it to Bay after a few glitches Woodside, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Jan 14, 2009 at 4:52 pm
In 1977, Jimmy Carter took over as president, the Toronto Blue Jays played their first game of baseball, the first Star Wars film came to movie theaters, and Woodside resident Jerry Ellis began work on a 73-foot wood and fiberglass sailing yacht of his own design.
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Posted by Jon G., a resident of another community, on Jan 14, 2009 at 4:52 pm
Jerry is my cousin. The family has been kept up with the boat news for the past 32 years, it seems hard to believe that he will soon be sailing back home to Jersey. I hope she fits thru the Panama Canal cuz.
Posted by Arlene Zinkel-Payne, a resident of the Woodside: Kings Mountain/Skyline neighborhood, on Sep 16, 2009 at 7:24 am
someone posted a picture of someone else than jerry on the Web. That person could only hope to be as good looking as Jerry. I can't believe it is finally done. Congrats. hopefully you will have many good years of sailing. Is the Boat named after "Bear" your Dog ?
I remember a night of driving down in Atherton as you went Door to Door and offered your services to the Blighted Walnut Trees. Is that a Picture of Kristin on the Boat? Say Hi to Kristin and Kenny for me....Arlene
Posted by Arlene, a resident of the Woodside: Emerald Hills neighborhood, on Aug 30, 2011 at 4:33 pm
I am so happy and impressed that you stuck with it for this long. I wish I had that trait in me. All I can say is that I was always impressed and will treasure the time spent with you and the kids. I am sure Kristen did somehing good with her life. I hope you found the happiness and perfectness in a woman that you deserve. I found someone who loved me for who I was ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Posted by theReject, a resident of the Woodside: other neighborhood, on Jan 28, 2012 at 12:50 pm
I think of you all the time and hope that you were able to enjoy the boat you were building. You are a very exceptional person and I look forward to the day that you enjoy all that you are with everyone. I hope you know How much I loved you. That love is forever.
Posted by the reject, a resident of the Woodside: Skywood/Skylonda neighborhood, on Jan 30, 2012 at 6:37 am
I have a litter of German Shepherd puppies on the way. I think you need one since I read there are real pirates out there. I am so impressed with the German Shepherds. One day a guy was harrassing this disabled old lady and my female German Shepherd "Schautzie" went up to him and put her mouth around his ankle. She didn't put a hole in the material, she didn't bite him, she just gently held his ankle. The guy seemed to get the message and he said "alls Cool". As soon as he backed away Schautzie sat down and just watched him. She takes her job of protecting her human Mom very serious. She is so gentle I take her to the park and Schautzie loves to go down the slides with the kids, she likes the kind that are not straight better than the short straight ones. She amazes me at what natural instincts she has. I didn't have to train her, I just had to love her. I think we "humans" could really learn something from Shepherds.
Posted by Schautzie, a resident of the Woodside: Family Farm/Hidden Valley neighborhood, on Feb 6, 2012 at 7:37 am
I have never met a person with so much resolve. So much ability to stay with a project as you have. I wish I had more of those attributes. If you don't know who this is...then that is the reality, if you do, you know I did love you and always will. I want the best for you and made myself invisible so that you could do all you wanted to do.