Thursday, October 06, 2016

Laurel library Oct 11 Discover Your ancestors

On October 11, 2016 the Laurel Public Library and the Major Nathaniel Mitchell Chapter of DAR are hosting "Discover Your Ancestors".  It is being held at the Laurel Public Library with registration and morning refreshments being at 10:00 A.M. 
  The days schedule is as follows;
10:00 - 10:30 AM  Coffee/Tea &Registration and Family networking
10:30 - 10:45 AM  Welcome & House Keeping
10:45 - 12:00 PM  Round Tables  - Discover Your Ancestors
       Table I    -  Newbies
       Table II   -  Delmarva
       Table III  -  Beyond Delmarva
12:00 -1:00 PM    Lunch (not included-- Brown bag or independent)
1:00 -  1:30 PM    Holdings of the Library to include the hidden gems
1:30 -  2:30           Organizing your Findings presented by Tom Dempsey; followed by Q & A's
 3:00 - Until            Independent research and/or Assisting with DAR research

  It is unfortunate that a mishap occurred with our advertising. Please accept our apology for the  late notice of the event. We hope that you will be able to join us on October 11th.  In the event you have questions please feel free to contact Gregg at the library at 302-8753184 or Cathy Hudson at 302-856-7904.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

The Idaho Liquor Retail Price Components

I recently was reading the Idaho State Liquor Division annual reports and saw a couple years had a good display of the makeup in price of a bottle of liquor.  It is interesting that the cost of liquor is only a third of the selling cost. See below

above cost in 2009

above 2002 costs

Monday, October 03, 2016

The children of Tsar Nicholas II

The children of Tsar Nicholas II (1906). Grand Duchess Olga, Tsesarevich Alexis, Grand Duchess Tatiana, Grand Duchess Maria and Grand Duchess Anastasia.

The Creature From The Black Lagoon

The flood gates were opened on the Leonard Mill Pond due to the amount of rain we had.
So when the rain stopped the water continued pouring out, lowering the pond level.

I saw they were working on the dam today and stopped off to watch what was happening (something old men with nothing to do, do)

Unexpectedly while watching, a man emerged from under the dock

I assume to the gate was blocked by debris so they sent him down to clear it.  After he came up the water slowed down and I guess the pond is filling.

Thursday, September 29, 2016


Delmar 1970

Interesting view of Rt13 and State Street - notice the gas stations at the intersection and 4th street on the Maryland side has not been cut off.   No fire department building on Bi State on the Delaware side, the church is still there, and no library building.

The Sack Dress 1958

In 1958 the Sack dress hit the market. It created an uproar at the time. In Wi Hi, Earleen Williams had one that she did wonders for. The dress also created a number of songs based on it from "No Chemise Please" to "Wiggle Wiggle" by The accents to "Boppin In a Sack" by the Lane Bros.

Below Part of Wiggle Wiggle;

Do do do do
Do do do wop wop...

Some folks believe in beauty
Fine clothes and everything
You can put a wiggle in a shimmy sack
And really make the people scream

The Rain Continues

My Mother's backyard is flooded

and the rain continues

Salisbury Park has water that is high

 and the water is fast

White Mushrooms

It must be the season or the weather but the white mushrooms that grow in your yard in a circle or ring are back

Ambient Care Express

Delmar now has a walk in medical center in the strip shopping center with Dollar General

Mattress Firm

You know it is small town stuff when the Sleepy Mattress store changes names to Mattress Firm.