Wednesday, April 19, 2006
The "Duvafile" blogger, http://duvafiles.blogspot.com/ brought up an interesting point today. The State of Maryland has a statewide burning ban in effect. This includes Charcoal grills. Yet the County Council gave an exemption from the burn ban to the Wicomico County event "Pork in the Park". This is a national barbecue cookoff, occurring this weekend. Since many of the barbecue competitors will be using charcoal for their grills can Wicomico County supersede the State?
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Remember in Delmar Little Leaque Opening Day is Saturday. There should be the usual big parade, opening ceremonies and opening day games. Traffic jams should be expected. Drivers should be alert anywhere around a softball field as small children could at any moment run out into the street. Opening Day and Little Leaque in general is one of the community activities Delmar can be proud of. There is a dedicated group of adults who coach these teams and a dedicated group of sponsors for these teams. Both of my daughters played on teams for a number of years
Monday, April 17, 2006
The lilac bushes are in bloom. Always a great flower to cut and put in vases around the house. They remind me of a story I heard or read somewhere about Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln was shot on Good Friday April 14th, 1865 and died on April 15th. His funeral train travel thru the East and Midwest from April 21st to May 4th when he was finally buried. At each major city along the route his body was removed from the train and put on display. Since the lilacs were in bloom at the time, as the funeral hearst moved down the street from the train to the display area, on-lookers would break off lilacs and toss them under the hearst. When people were later asked what they remembered about Lincoln funeral people would reply they could never smell a lilac without thinking of that day.