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We take a very detailed look at Facebook & Amazon ads, setting them up, evaluating them, and targeting. There is a video that goes along with this on the Patreon Page. Video: https://www.patreon.com/StartWritingPodcast Email: Pleasestartwriting@gmail.com Patreon.com/startwritingpodcast Website: http://joseph-bendoski.com/start-writing…
 
We discuss what Swtichtracking and staying-on-your-own-track mean, and how to use them in dialogue to create tension and conflict. Email: Pleasestartwriting@gmail.com Patreon.com/startwritingpodcast Website: http://joseph-bendoski.com/start-writing Hills Like White Elephants https://miettecast.com/2005/06/22/hills-like-white-elephants/…
 
We look at the body language of action beats and breakdown how it can be used to build tension in a scene and look at multi-layering your dialogue for better pacing, and less predictable lines. Email: Pleasestartwriting@gmail.com jbendoski@gmail.com Patreon.com/startwritingpodcastBy Joseph Bendoski, J Washburn
 
In a 1989 address to the Stratford Historical Society docents, Lew Knapp talked about how Stratford was named; where the Stratford settlers originated from in England; the early Stratford heroes; Goody Bassett; and, Flora the Slave Girl's silhouette. The photo accompanying this podcast shows Lew in a photo from the Bridgeport Herald in 1967 at the …
 
Elden Dustin, well known Stratford educator, interviews Velmore Spamer on September 13, 1989. Ironically, Mr. Spamer passed away exactly one week after this interview; fortuitous timing on Mr. Dustin's part. Velmore Spamer was born in Stratford September 26, 1916 and remained in Stratford for his entire life. He worked for the State Welfare Departm…
 
Lew Knapp reviews photos (in slide format) of Stratford Schools with Frances Russell on February 14, 1986. Frances Russell was the first principal of Second Hill Lane School. She became principal when Second Hill Lane School first opened in September 1954. Ms. Russell was born in 1898 and was a lifelong resident of Trumbull. She began her teaching …
 
On April 4, 1964, J. Fletcher Lewis (Harbormaster), Edwin Washburn, and Lewis Knapp discuss the Housatonic River, the Stratford Point Lighthouse, the lighthouse keepers, Minor Smith's Shorehouse inn and restaurant on Housatonic Avenue, and the five Washington Bridges.By stratfordhistoricalsociety
 
Lew Knapp, long time town historian, was interviewed on September 30, 1988 at his stately home on Shore Road. He was asked to discuss various house styles and house building periods in Stratford. Mr. Knapp details the Judson House, Lt. Governor David Plant's house, Samuel William Johnson's house, his own house, and others. He talks about the settli…
 
Carl Helbig was born in Bridgeport on November 1, 1899. He relocated to Paradise Green and opened Carl A. Helbig's meat market in 1920. The store was located where Paradise Pizza is now located. Mr. Helbig expanded his product lines and retired from business in 1951. Carl and his wife, Hilda, resided at 382 Wilcoxson Avenue. Mr. Helbig was intervie…
 
Marion Beach was born in 1900. She grew up on Longbrook Avenue near the DC Wood saw mill and the blacksmith shop. She married J. Walter Finger. She lived with Mr. Finger at 2979 Main Street and they ran a bakery business from their home. She was Interviewed by Miller Walks in 1988 as part of the assembling of memories for the book In Pursuit of Par…
 
Mary G. Clinton was born in 1880. She attended Center School and graduated from the 8th Grade. She married Marine Colonel Thomas Clinton and traveled with him, in their early married years, to the Philippines, Jamaica, and Washington DC. Mr. and Mrs. Clinton lived at 2012 Elm Street. Mrs. Clinton passed away June 17, 1965. In this brief recording, …
 
J. Fletcher Lewis was born in 1889. Mr. Lewis was appointed by the State of Connecticut as Stratford's Harbormaster in 1951. Mr. Lewis served in that position for the next 20+ years. He was elected President of the State Harbormasters Association in 1959. Mr. Lewis lived at 138 Sutton Avenue from the 1920's through the early 1940's. He moved to 178…
 
In the 1975-76 school year of Bunnell High School, two seniors, David Lastomirsky and Barry Lessow, conducted an independent study project on the life of William Samuel Johnson. On March 31st, 1976, David and Barry reported the findings of the study to the Stratford Historical Society. In addition to David's and Barry's report, the Bunnell Choir pe…
 
In December 18, 1994 recorded his memories of William Irving Lobdell's farm. Lew began working on Lobdell's farm at age 5 as Lew tried to help his widowed mother with household expenses. Lobdell's farm house was located at 317 Huntington Road and is still standing today. Lobdell's farm was located between Huntington Road and Freeman Avenue. Mr. Lob…
 
This recording was made of Mrs. Frank (Elizabeth) Sammis at the Judson House in 1955. Mrs. Sammis lived her entire life in Stratford. When she married Frank Sammis, they bought a home on Academy Hill. Mrs. Sammis was one of the founders of the Stratford Historical Society, and its curator for 30 years. She was born in December 1861 and was 94 at th…
 
This is a classic Stratford history recording. In one room, simultaneously, sat three men discussing Stratford's history who undoubtedly knew more of Stratford's history than any other three people similarly assembled at that time or since. The recording was made February 8, 1964. Lew and Vivienne Knapp interviewed Donald Sammis (Stratford's first …
 
"Elizabeth P. Applegate, age 95, a life long resident of Stratford passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at her home. She was the widow of Russel C. Applegate Jr. She graduated from Stratford High School in 1937. She attended Pembroke College (Brown University) and earned a degree in nursing in 1942. Betty was involved in many orga…
 
Cecilie Marie Georgy Moore Krueger was born in Brooklyn, New York October 7, 1891. She graduated from Columbia University in New York City in 1912. At some point prior to 1920, she met and married Theodore Henry Carl Krueger who was born in Nebraska in 1889. The two of them lived, for a time, in Manhattan and at some point, prior to 1930, moved to …
 
Long time former Town Historian, Lewis Knapp, discusses sea captains who lived in Stratford. The recording is of a speech Lew gave May 24, 1974. Much of the research Lew did for this speech was later recorded in his books "In Pursuit of Paradise" and "Stratford and the Sea". Lew posits a theory in this speech as to how the first settlers traveled t…
 
This recording was made at a Stratford Historical Society picnic at Boothe Park on July 1960. Mr. Lovell was 74 years old. He relates his humorous stories of living in Stratford over those 74 years. This is a continuation of the speech Mr. Lovell gave to the Historical Society one year earlier. Harold Lovell, Sr. was born in Stratford in 1886. He l…
 
Harold Lovell, Sr. was born in Stratford in 1886. He lived his entire life in town. He was active in the town and in the town's government. He was on the Board of the Stratford Trust Company. He was also a humorist. Lew Knapp wrote of Harold Lovell in his historic book, In Pursuit of Paradise, "Harold lovell was voted 'best dispositioned' in his cl…
 
Frederic Curtis Booth was born in 1881. He was the Curator for the Stratford Historical Society from 1954 -1969. Mr. Booth recounts his memories of Stratford Center, Putney, and Oronoque including the Peck's Mill Disaster in 1899. Mr. Booth died on June 17, 1969. His interviewers were Vivienne Knapp, Jane Calkins, and Edmund Judson. (The photo to t…
 
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