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Sharon Sanders

'Pop" Stacy

Posted Thursday, September 29, 2011, at 5:00 AM


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  • Wow! He was really something. Talk about staying active!

    -- Posted by ACrafton on Thu, Sep 29, 2011, at 9:33 AM
  • Pop Stacy was a lifeguard in the early years of the swimming pool that opened in 1919. Here is a blog with a photo taken on opening day, with links to later photos of the pool taken by Frony.


    -- Posted by flynch on Thu, Sep 29, 2011, at 10:25 AM
  • "Yegg" is a term you don't see much these days. (I had a managing editor once whose favorite miscreant word was "mope.")

    I was curious enough about its origin to look up the phrase in the Dictionary of American Slang.

    The term is most often used to refer to a burglar or safecracker. "It is said to be from John Yegg, traditionally the first safecracker to use nitroglycerine."

    2. Any thief who travels as a hobo.

    3. Any thief.

    OK, that's my trivia fix for the morning. Thanks.

    -- Posted by ksteinhoff on Fri, Sep 30, 2011, at 12:57 PM