PREV ARTICLE       NEXT ARTICLE       FULL ISSUE       PREV FULL ISSUE      

V4 2001 INDEX       E-SYLUM ARCHIVE




The E-Sylum:  Volume 4, Number 14, April 1, 2001, Article 7

GLENN MOONEY AND W. W. WOODSIDE 

   John W. Adams writes: "I was saddened to hear about Glenn. 
   He was the right hand man of my longtime friend, Bill Woodside. 
   Bill and Glenn really put Carnegie's numismatics on the map, 
   only to have the rug pulled out when the Museum decided to 
   de-access the collection.  This decision broke Bill's heart and 
   probably Glenn's as well.  One addition to your eloquent 
   description of the man:  his monograph on Washington Before 
   Boston was and is the definitive work on an otherwise confusing 
   succession of dies. The monograph was authored with his 
   characteristic sense of humor, so it makes good reading even 
   for non-medal-collectors. 

   [Editor's note:  at Mooney's funeral, a longtime friend and 
   coworker related this story about Glenn's impish sense of 
   humor:  The two of them had nearby offices at Westinghouse, 
   and they shared the services of a secretary.  One day she 
   brought in a nice new container to store the coffee she brewed 
   each day.  Some weeks later she came to him quite confused, 
   unable to understand why a can of coffee that used to last two 
   weeks was still unfinished six weeks later.  "Let's ask Mr. 
   Mooney," he said. 

   Glenn gave her a long story about how sometimes lightning 
   hits a mountaintop in Columbia, and it imbues the coffee with 
   special properties. "The air hits it, and it just gets rejuvenated". 
   He really had her going until it came out that each night before 
   leaving the office, he'd been spooning in more coffee from cans 
   he had hidden in his office.] 

  Wayne Homren, Editor

Google
 
coinbooks.org Web
The Numismatic Bibliomania Society is a non-profit organization 
promoting numismatic literature. See our web site at coinbooks.org.

To submit items for publication in The E-Sylum, write to the Editor 
at this address: whomren@coinlibrary.com

To subscribe go to: https://my.binhost.com/lists/listinfo/esylum
Copyright © 2005 The Numismatic Bibliomania Society.

PREV ARTICLE       NEXT ARTICLE       FULL ISSUE       PREV FULL ISSUE      

V4 2001 INDEX       E-SYLUM ARCHIVE


Copyright © 1998 - 2005 The Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS)
All Rights Reserved.

NBS Home Page
Contact the NBS webmaster