Thursday, June 15, 2006

Many sightings of Delmar Public Works

I have seen more of the Delmar Public Works in the last two weeks than in the last six months. They had a contractor come by and repair the curbing over the storm drain I have been complaining about for so long. A couple of days ago they dug the mud out of the storm drain in front of my house. I have seen their trucks up and down the streets. Now I am waiting for the street sweeping and painting of the yellow no parking zones on the curbs and things will be much better in Delmar.

Chief Hal Saylor carrys the tourch

In the Laurel Star this week is a picture on the front page of The Annual Tourch run. Delmar's own police Chief Hal Saylor is shown running in it. I tried to scan the picture but it didn't turn out well. I don't know but it looks like he is dogging it to me. Neverless someone his age did well to survive the run. All kidding aside it was a great thing the Delmar Police Force did to participate in it. It goes to benefit the Delaware Special Olympics. Other Delmar Police Force members mentioned and shown in Photographs are; Sgt Wade Alexander, Sgt Robert Remo, and Ed Ferro

Youthful Enthusiasm

As you get older one of many things you lose is enthusiasm. You feel like you have seen it all and been screwed over so much there is not much to be enthusiastic about. Currently both of my daughters have graduated either college or high school and are getting ready for life. Megan, my oldest, has been doing some volunteer work at the Delmar Police Department as she conducts her job search. Each night when she comes home from the volunteer works she tells us excitingly about what she did that day. Last night she went on a "ride about" with a police officer for a full shift. When she got home she told us for about an hour what all happened. It sounded like a typical shift for a policeman in Delmar but she just when on and on about it. To her it was exciting and she was enthusiastic. Today she went for a job interview with District Court in Maryland. Again she was excited before she went to the interview and she called me after the interview to tell me how well she thought it went. Naturally as someone who has had about a thousand interviews I am always leery of interviews that go "well".

Beside Megan being all enthusiastic my youngest daughter is going on a trip to France and Italy in July. She is buying things for the trip. Yesterday an initial supply of Euro's arrived for her at the bank. She rushed up to pick them up and spent the next hour examining them and counting them. She is enthusiastic. Today her mother and her have gone on a shoe shopping trip for shoes to wear on the Europe trip. Does anything get a female more excited than shoe shopping?

For a number of years we have not had smaller children in the neighborhood. Recently Scott and Wendy moved into the neighborhood and they have four (sometimes I think it is ten) kids. Children attract other children to the block. Their grandmother lives next to us. They never walk to their grandmothers house they run at full blast, usually yelling. It is not a bad thing. It is good to hear someone full of the enthusiasm of life.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Happy Birthday Mom

Happy Birthday Mom

Flag Day 2006

"Resolved, that the Flag of the thirteen United States shall be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the Union be thirteen stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation."
June 14, 1777,
in Journals of the Continental Congress.
A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation, 1774-1875

On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress approved the design of a national flag.

Since 1916, when President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation declaring June 14 Flag Day, Americans have commemorated the adoption of the Stars and Stripes by celebrating June 14 as Flag Day.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

New Delmar Website

Has everyone looked at the new Delmar Website? It is located at
It has loads of useful information from meeting schedules to the comprehensive plan.