Saturday, April 25, 2015
From The Salisbury Times April 25 1945
Robert L. Webster, Lewis E. Daugherty, William Rapp, Samuel lee Collins
Balloon For Lauren Hill Found In Delmar
LAWRENCEBURG, IN (FOX19) -
Hundreds of balloons were launched from the Lawrenceburg Levee Wednesday in hope to spread awareness about DIPG and Lauren Hill's legacy.
One of the balloons from that launch was found 631 miles away stuck in a tree outside of Angela Whitmore's house in Delmar, Del.
"I found a balloon at my house yesterday. It was stuck to a tree. The card said to let you know where I found it. Sorry to hear about Lauren," Whitmore said on the Launch for Lauren Facebook
Whitmore says in the Facebook post that she lives right on the line of Maryland and Delaware and that she is only 30 minutes away from the Atlantic Ocean.
Organizers launched the balloons on April 22 at exactly 7:22 p.m., 22 was Hill's number. They say the launch was used as an opportunity to say thanks for her contribution to cancer research and awareness.
Hill, the Mount Saint Joseph University basketball player who helped raise more than $1 million for cancer research, passed away on April 10
. She was 19 years old.
She played four collegiate-level basketball games and brought awareness to an incredibly rare form of brain cancer, DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma), all while battling the disease herself. As a senior at Lawrenceburg High School, Lauren was diagnosed with DIPG only 49 days after signing on to play at MSJ.
picked up from AZ family.com
Friday, April 24, 2015
DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE News Release
available for Delaware fruit and vegetable research and
DOVER – About
$326,000 in federal funding is now available for projects to help produce,
market or access Delaware-grown fruit, vegetables and certain other crops. The
Delaware Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the Specialty
Crop Block Grant Program through June 4.
The program, funded
through the federal Farm Bill, covers products known as specialty crops,
including fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery
crops, including floriculture. Projects may run for one to three years, with
funding available between $5,000 and $50,000 per project.
be submitted by agricultural producers, nonprofit organizations, government
entities, for-profit companies or educational institutions based in Delaware or
with a business or educational affiliation here. Funding cannot be used for
field crops, such as corn and soybeans, or animal
informational grant workshop will be held 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 29
Delaware Department of Agriculture, 2320 South DuPont Highway,
Past Delaware projects
have included research on heat-tolerant lima bean varieties, work to improving
sales of local produce in Wilmington, expanding a community-supported
agriculture program, research on blueberry varieties, and advertising to promote
locally run farm stands.
available at de.gov/scbg, or from DDA marketing
specialist JoAnn Walston at 302-698-4592 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be received
by 4:30 p.m. June 4. A review team will rank applications for a final
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Bad Choice For A Bird Play Toy
From The Past- 2009
Delmar Public Library 75th Anniversary Open House This Saturday
This Saturday The Delmar Public Library is having a 75th anniversary open house. The hours are 10 to 5. Refreshments and fun. Elected officials at 11 AM (how much fun are they?). Sunshine the Clown from 3 to 4. Lego building 2:30 to 4:30
Tonight Delmar Planning and Zoning meets at 7 PM
Monday, April 20, 2015
Delmar Delaware Board Of Adjustment Tomorrow Night 7:30 PM
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Dallas Deep Creek At Memories
Too Much Rain
Delmar Boy Scouts 1944
8 Delmar Scouts Pass 2nd Class tests
Delmar, Mar 22 - Eight Scouts of Delmar troop 174 passed their second class tonight before a board of review held in Delmar (Del.) High School. Chairman Raymond Wilkinson, David M. Green, J. E. McClaine, Jr. and Granville Brumbly held the review. The Scouts passing the test were: Kenneth Ellis , Richard Maddox, John Ellis, Raymond Kellam, Vaughn Dennis, Frank Bradley, John Downing, and David Hastings.
Scoutmaster Daniel G. Culver gave his annual financial report and progression of the troop to the board.
From the Salisbury Times March 22, 1944
Fundraising For delmar Heritage Day Festivities
Fundraiser- The Town of Delmar will be having a Sub Sale Fundraiser. For $6.00 you can purchase a 6" sub- either Italian, Ham & Cheese or Turkey & Cheese, with lettuce, tomato & mayo, and comes with chips and soda (regular or diet) or bottled water. Town Hall is currently taking orders and will be until Monday, April 27th. Subs can be picked up at Town Hall on Friday, May 1st. We will also be selling candy bars for $1.00. Choices are Hershey's Milk Chocolate, Plain and with Almonds, Reese's, Kit Kat, Snickers, 3 Musketeers, Twix and Milky Way. Sponsored by Delmar Pizza with the proceeds going towards Heritage Day Festivities. Orders of 4 or more subs will be delivered by our Mayors. Pick up and delivery times are from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thank you in advance for your orders.
QUARTER AUCTION! MAY 23,2015 DELMAR VFW...TO BENEFIT DELMAR PUBLIC LIBRARY CAPITAL CAMPAIGN. DOORS OPEN 5 PM, AUCTION STARTS 6 PM. SEE NOTICE SECTION FOR MORE DETAILS. May 16, 2015-9:00 am. Delmar Citizen Participation Day. Project:- Delmar Historic Building Renovation. Scrape building of flaking paint in preparation for painting contractor. The purpose is to renovate the building to house Delmar Historic Museum and to hold community based civic organization meetings. Contact the Clerk at Town Hall to sign up. Interested parties (18 years and older) are requested to provide your contact information on the sign-up sheet.
From the Town of Delmar Website
Sunday, April 19, 2015
are 99 years old, on your deathbed. All of a sudden you have the chance to come
back to right now. What would you do?
Whatever you answer is exactly what you should be doing.”
Saturday, April 18, 2015
A New Garden In Delmar
The Catholics made a garden today - over top the remains of the tree they cut down.It is interesting that the only person down on the ground grubbing away is Mayor Houlihan. Well somebody has to supervise him.
The garden turned out nice - not as nice as the tree that was there , but only God can make a tree.
Self Help For Cats
So when Do we get to the part about killing a Mockingbird?
The History of Pocomoke River State Park
Pocomoke River State Park:
A Glimpse from the Past
Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society is proud to present
Travel back in time as we look at the history of
Pocomoke River State Park. Learn about significant historical perspectives that
developed the Park into the magnificent natural wonder it is today
Dr. Lisa M Dennis currently serves as Lead
Park Ranger at Pocomoke River State Park. Prior to working at the park she was
employed by the University of Maryland Extension as a Youth Development
Specialist from 1995-2014. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education,
a Masters Degree in Educational Administration, and a PhD in Organizational
This event is open to the
public and is free.
at 2 PM April 22th at the Edward H. Nabb
Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University -
Wayne and Power Street Unit #190
Friday, April 17, 2015
TGIF For Cats
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Sussex County Genealogical Society Meets Saturday
The Sussex County Genealogical Society will
meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 18, at the Rehoboth Beach Public
Library. The guest speaker will be Debbie Hooper, who will discuss tax lists.
While many researchers concentrate on census records and other online lists to
find their ancestors, many overlook the valuable information provided by tax
These records are often not online, so they
may only be viewed at a government agency. As the old saying goes, “Nothing is
sure except death and taxes.” Since everyone's ancestors have paid taxes since
they first arrived in America, these records can be used to follow them through
their travels in America.
The Sussex County Genealogical Society is an
organization dedicated to promoting genealogy and education to encourage and
instruct in genealogical research. The scope of interests reaches far beyond
Sussex County and members concentrate on providing good and useful information
to those researching their ancestry.
SCGS has monthly membership meetings from
September to May with informative and helpful presentations. The Education
Committee holds multi-week spring and fall discussion groups. A special-interest
online research group has grown from members’ suggestions. For up-to-date
meetings and times, go to www.scgsdelawar
The Advantages Of Being Retired
Looking for Pansies
I rode around this morning looking for some winter pansies to plant until the warmer weather arrives. I was surprised how many greenhouses in the Delmar area were not open, out of business or not selling retail. Bess Buds is not selling retail anymore, Adams greenhouse out on RT54 was not open https://www.facebook.com/Adamsgreenhouses
and Panichella farms on Pepperbox road has closed https://www.facebook.com/pages/Panichella-Farms-Greenhouses/114506091911740
I finally purchased a flat of pansies at lakeside Greenhouse in Laurel Delaware run by Craig and Jill Rice.
The Website For Second Chance Baby Boutique
I see Second Chance Baby Boutique has their own website out at http://www.secondchancebabyboutique.com/
Actually, as far website design goes, it is pretty good for second hand baby clothes.
It is in the old Stainglass bridal store on bi-State Blvd.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Being Politically Correct in the Aftermath of the Sinking of the Titanic
This is to certify that I, Harold Godfrey Lowe.. fifth officer of the late steamship Titanic, in my testimony at the Senate of the United States stated that I fired shots to prevent Italian immigrants from jumping into my lifeboat. I do hereby cancel the word "Italian" and substitute the words "immigrants belonging to Latin races." In fact, I did not mean to infer that they were especially Italians, because I could only judge from their general appearance and complexion, and therefore I only meant to imply that they were of the types of the Latin races. In any case I did not intend to cast any reflection on the Italian nation.
From "The Titanic Disaster Hearings"
Edited by Tom Kuntz
The Morning Walk
It was a nice enough day I decided to walk the railroad tracks
I encounter Nr 7619 heading north
I dilly dally around so long on my walk before I got back 7619 was returning
with a string of hopper cars
walking pass the little league grounds I saw a couple of these batting cages
I think it is interesting that the little league can afford this, with netting, and Wood Creek golf course says they can't afford to put netting up to stop the golf balls from going onto Bi-State Blvd and hitting vehicles or landing in people's yards.
A Delmar police auction is coming up this weekend
Delmar Police Department Surplus Equipment AuctionApril 18, 2015
400 S Pennsylvania Avenue Delmar, MD 21875
PUBLIC AUCTION Delmar Police Department Auction of Surplus & Seized Property TRUCKS-FRONT END LOADER-POLARIS RANGER ATV's-HD SCISSORS LIFT-GENERATORS-EQUIPMENT Saturday April 18, 2015 at 10 AM Old Delmar PD 400 S. Pennsylvania Ave. Delmar, MD VEHICLES/LOADER: 2001 GMC C7500 4X4 with Caterpillar engine 23,000 miles, 2008 Freightliner truck tractor 2,300 miles, (2) 1988 Navistar International dump trucks 10,300 and 11,000 miles, (3) stake bed trucks including a 1992 International 4900 22,000 miles, 1987 Navistar International F1954 6,000 miles, 1988 Navistar International 5,600 miles, 1984 Case scoop type loader, (3) Polaris ATV's, (4) 2008 Mag International Tmag utility trucks, 2004 & 05 Keystone camper trailers, (2) Silver Eagle trailers, trailer mounted generators and more. EQUIPMENT: HD aerial work platform (scissors lift), Tilt a Lift S15A, 100 KW generator, (2) Crown mortar mixers w/ Yanmar diesel, Quincy PLT15 compressor, Wallace Products trestle crane, (2) trailer mounted message boards, Miller Syncrowave 250 welder, 1-1 ½ inch centrifugal pumps, Wisconsin 4 cylinder engines model V465D, diesel engines sealed in crate, Yanmar diesel generator, (2) Honda EX4500 generators, Continental commercial refrigerator, fuel transfer pump, (2) Hamilton HD safes, cargo hooks, water dispensing reel & hose assembly, hand tools, load binders, tarps, tents, cots, and much more. Much of the equipment is in new condition and has never been used. This is a partial list. Vehicle Inspection: By appointment or 8:00 am day of sale. Terms: Cash, credit card or check approved by auctioneer on day of sale. 10% buyer's premium with credit card usage. All items sold "AS IS". Vehicles must be removed day of sale. Call auctioneer for information. EAStern SHORE AUCTIONS Auction Hotline 443-235-5717 or 410-548-3137
some of the items are parked on the roadside opposite the old police station
makes you wonder why in the hell the Delmar police department has this type of equipment.
These are cute, I guess they are the (4) 2008 Mag International Tmag utility trucks
Don't know where they are made but they look like they would be good on a chicken farm etc.
and finally today it is not only tax day but my brother's birthday, so Happy Birthday Alan.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
RMS Titanic Hits iceberg Today
This evening the RMS Titanic in 1912 will hit an iceberg and on April 15th will sink.
Maj. Arthur Peuchen, first class passenger: Sunday evening I dined with my friends, Markelham Molson, Mr. Allison and Mrs. Allison; and their daughter was there for a short time. The dinner was an exceptionally good dinner. It seemed to be a better bill of fare than usual, although they are all good. After dinner my friends and I went to the sitting-out room and had some coffee...I then went to the smoking room and joined Mr. Beatty, Mr. McCaffery and another English gentleman who was going to Canada. We sat chatting and smoking there until probably twenty minutes after 11, or it may have been a little later than that. I then bid them a good night ... I had only reached my room and was starting to undress when I felt as though a heavy wave has struck our ship ... Knowing that it was calm night and that it was an unusual thing to occur on a calm night, I immediately put my overcoat on and went up on deck. As I started to go through the grand stairway I met a friend who said "Why, we have struck an iceberg..."
From "The Titanic Disaster Hearing: the official transcripts of the 1912 Senate Investigation" Edited by Tom Kuntz
My wife has me on a "Don't buy anymore damn books as there is no place to put them" regime. So I was at a thrift store in Seaford last week where they had so many used books they had put several shopping carts of books out in the store with a sign saying "free". So technically I didn't BUY anymore books.
I'd never stand in line again
Below is parts of one of those things you get in your email that is passed around to everyone. No ideal if any of it is true but since bloggers don't care if information is true I am posting it.
Supposedly it is from the book of Ronald Kessler "In the President's Secret Service - Behind the scenes with agents in the line of fire and the Presidents they protect" Below are just snippets of comments supposedly from the book. Most you have heard before but some are surprising.
JOHN & JACQUELINE KENNEDY
philanderer of the highest order.*
ordered the kitchen help to save all the left-over wine from State dinners,
mixed it with fresh wine and served again during the next White House
& LADYBIRD JOHNSON
philanderer of the highest order. In addition, LBJ was as crude as the day is
long. Both JFK and LBJ kept a lot of women in the White House
affairs and both had set up early warning systems to alert them if/when their
wives were nearby. Both were promiscuous and oversexed men.*
was either naive or just pretended to not know about her husband's many
RICHARD & PAT NIXON
"moral" man but very odd, weird, paranoid. He had a horrible relationship with
his family and was almost a recluse.*
was quiet most of the time.*
decent man. Everyone in the Secret Service was surprised by his
& BETTY FORD
true gentlemen who treated the Secret Service with respect and dignity. He had a
great sense of humor.
complete phony who would portray one picture of himself to public and very
different in private e.g. would be shown carrying his own luggage but the
always empty. He kept empty ones just for photo ops. He wanted people to see him
as pious and a non-drinker but he and his family drank alcohol a lot!
had disdain for the Secret Service and was very irresponsible with the
"football" with nuclear codes. He didn't think it was a big deal and would keep
military aides at
a great distance. Often did not acknowledge the presence of Secret Service
personnel assigned to serve him.*
mostly did her own thing.
real deal, moral, honest, respectful and dignified. They treated Secret Service
and everyone else with respect and honor, thanked everyone all the
took the time to know everyone on a personal level. One favorite story was early
in his Presidency when he came out of his room with a pistol tucked on his
agent in charge asked: "Why the pistol, Mr. President?" He replied, "In case you
boys can't get the job done, I can help." It was common for him to carry a
met with Gorbachev, he had a pistol in his briefcase.
was very nice but very protective of the President and the Secret Service was
often caught in the middle. She tried hard to control what he ate.
would say to the agent, "Come on, you gotta help me out." The Reagan's drank
wine during State dinners and special occasions only otherwise they shunned
Secret Service could count on one hand the times they were served wine during
family dinner. For all the fake bluster of the Carters, the [Reagans] were the
lived life as genuinely moral people.*
kind and considerate, always respectful. Took great care in making sure the
agents' comforts were taken care of. They even brought them
time she brought warm clothes to agents standing outside at Kennebunkport. One
was given a warm hat and, when he tried to say "no thanks" even though he
was obviously freezing, the President said "Son, don't argue with the First
Lady. Put the hat on." He was the most prompt of the Presidents. He ran the
a well-oiled machine.*
ruled the house and spoke her mind.*
was one giant party. Not trustworthy. He was nice mainly because he wanted
everyone to like him but to him life is just one big game and
knows about his sexuality.*
is another phony. Her personality would change the instant cameras were near.
She hated, with open disdain the military and Secret Service.
was another who felt people were there to serve her. She was always trying to
keep tabs on Bill Clinton.
egotistical ass who was once overheard by his Secret Service detail lecturing
his son that he needed to do better in school or he would end up like these
to the agents
GEORGE W. & LAURA BUSH
Secret Service loved him and Laura Bush. He was also the most physically in
shape who had a very strict workout regimen. The Bushes made sure their
and household staff understood that they were to respect and be considerate of
the Secret Service.*
was one of the nicest First Ladies, if not the nicest. She never had any harsh
word to say about anyone.
all over again - hates the military and looks down on the Secret Service. He is
egotistical and cunning. He looks you in the eye and appears to agree with
turns around and does the opposite. He has temper tantrums.*
is a complete bitch who basically hates anybody who is not black, hates the
military and looks at the Secret Service as servants.*
A TRUE STORY ABOUT General McChrystal's resignation in Obama's office from
General McChrystal's book!
STAND IN LINE AGAIN
men carry and handle their diplomacy better than others. When former U.S.
Military commander in Afghanistan, General McChrystal,
called into the Oval Office by Barack Obama, he knew things weren't going to go
well when the President accused him of not supporting
in his political role as President.
not my job to support you as a politician, Mr. President, it's my job to support
you as Commander-in-Chief," McChrystal replied, and he handed
his resignation. Not satisfied with accepting McChrystal's resignation, the
President made a cheap parting shot. "I bet when I die you'll be
to pee on my grave."
General saluted and said, "Mr. President, I always told myself after leaving the
Army I'd never stand in line again."
Monday, April 13, 2015
Train Trivia - Train Burnout
Train burnout occurs when the train is using multiple locomotives. Usually there are only people in one locomotive and the other locomotives are controlled by remote control. So the train stops and one locomotive doesn't get the word to stop so it continues to run only the rest of the train which is stopped holds it in place and the wheels just spin away wearing the track down under the wheels.
Once a divot is made in the track, the surface area of the wheel-track contact goes up and makes the whole situation even worse. Trains actually use sand to increase friction on the top of the rail while providing a barrier so the wheels in high torque, low speed situations don't melt the rails. http://science.howstuffworks.com/transport/engines-equipment/diesel-locomotive3.htm
There are other reasons why it happens like the locomotive can't get a grip on the track and just sits there spinning. You may recall seeing trains start up and the wheels spin until they grab traction on the track and begin to move. Basically the engines have so much torque they if they rev too quickly the wheels just spin under the engine, grinding away at the track - with enough friction to even start melting it a bit. The load they carry has way too much mass to be pulled that quickly
Okinawa April 13, 1945 a beachhead
Sunday, April 12, 2015
From The Past - 2003
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