Jenny Bennett wrote for the Boothbay Register. I bear in mind considering, ahhhh, a brand new voice on the newspaper. Good-looking. His handwriting was crisp and clear, to the purpose of not disturbing it. However issues modified on the newspaper and Jenny, together with others, disappeared. Pity.
Then at some point I came upon Jenny had moved in throughout from us on Southport. I noticed her strolling into her yellow lab alongside Hendricks Hill Street and stated hiya to her, as neighbors generally do. We visited lengthy sufficient for me to seek out out who she was and to congratulate her on the articles I had learn within the newspaper. I had no concept that his “profession” on the newspaper can be short-lived. She stated she labored part-time on the Hodgdon facility down the road and saved her pencil in writing.
Then COVID-19 visited us all and the whole lot modified.
I checked out Jenny’s web site, JBMwords.com, to see what kind of issues she had been as much as, and noticed the fantastic quote from Robin Williams, one in all my all-time favourite folks: “Little it doesn’t matter what folks inform you, phrases and concepts can change the world. “Hmm, I assumed, perhaps we must always take a more in-depth look.
Jenny wasn’t precisely euphoric about my concept of presenting her in one in all my “Register” columns. I feel she felt it was pointless. Actually, I feel she was a bit of shy, feeling that it’d shed some gentle on one thing unfit. However, I used to be an executioner and eventually, with the refined request of her daughter, Eleanor, I satisfied her.
Jenny is an completed sailor high. She grew up on the southwest coast of England (Devon), in Newton Ferrers, on the River Yealm, and realized to sail on the bay there. She attended College Faculty Cardiff, Wales, the place she studied English. After faculty she taught crusing to get extra expertise and pay the lease, then she jumped on a ship, The Atlantic Clipper, a 110-foot A-arm ketch, carrying cargo from Plymouth, England to the Leeward Islands, Antigua and Anguilla. This journey was short-lived when the returning product from the islands, copra, grew to become unavailable. Empty ships don’t earn cash.
Then to show crusing in Greece and greater than fondled with the thought of making a crusing faculty in Turkey, however issues with politics come up. After that, her writing started in earnest at Basic Boat journal, UK from 1987 to 1992, changing into editor-in-chief of The Boatman and The Yachtsman magazines. In 1994, she took a name from Carl Cramer at “Picket Boat” journal, flew to Bangor, and traveled to Brooklin taking a three-year editor-in-chief place. From 1997 to 2005 she returned to England as Editor-in-Chief of Maritime Life and Traditions, returning to Cornwall. A newer cease on her journey took her again to the Picket Boat Faculty the place she taught a 3 week “Components of Seamanship” course utilizing the well-known Herreshoff “12 1/2”.
Phew! What a busy girl! And now she lives throughout the highway right here in Southport, however you’d by no means know except you talked to her alongside the highway whereas strolling by her yellow lab, Mabel, which extra folks ought to. to do. Good to have you ever drop anchor on the rock, Jenny. Hope we’ll see extra of your writing domestically quickly. All my needs.