Saturday, June 07, 2008

Hillary Clinton throws in the Towel?

Today Senator Hillary Clinton gave her speech saying she was going to end her campaign. The News Media, who had been running her down for the last six months and saying she didn't stand a chance and should give up and let their main boy take the Democratic presidential nomination, are now singing her praise and giving her a pity Hillary moment in the news. Does anyone think Hillary is down for the count?

32nd Annual Day In The Park

Another Day in the Park happened today. Day in the Park was one of those events that came out of the 1976 National Bi-Centennial celebration and stayed on thru the years. It is an event that takes a lot of effort to put on. The Chamber of Commerce puts it on (actually Diane Buckley does it, the Chamber just lends their name.)

Delmar Public Works people in the morning, while everyone is setting up their booths. Now don't go talking about them sitting at a table, they had been working hard prior to this. Earlier this week they cleaned up the park and all day today they were going around picking up trash that slobs had dropped on the grounds.

Lots of Food vendors.

The Delmar police were there.

The Xango Girls had a booth

On a hot day Phyllis of the Delmar VFW Women's Auxiliary was frying Funnel Cakes. Phyllis was telling me how she had been with Delmar Aluminium for 37 years and last week the owners closed the place.

Blue Star memorial Highway

The Blue Star Memorial Marker at Smyrna Rest Stop.
This marker reads:
“Blue Star Memorial Highway
A tribute to the Armed Forces that have defended the United States of America

Sponsored By
The Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs
in cooperation with
The Delaware Department of Transportation”

The program of designating highways, Blue Star Memorials Highways, was started in 1945. The markers are placed to honor the servicemen and women of the U.S. Armed Forces. Today there are more than 70,000 miles of highway designated as Blue Star Memorial Highways. Route 13 is one, as is Route 301 and in Maryland Route 50. Besides the marker at the Smyrna Rest Stop there is a marker on Rt 13 in Seaford.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Delmar Graduation - 2008

At 7 P.M. the Senior class will graduate Delmar High School. Congratulations to the graduates and to their parents who paid the way!!!

Delmar graduation photos are here.

So here they are and I hope I have their name right;
Jason Adkins
Bruce Alexander
Brandon Anderson
Danielle Ankeny
Lissette Baker
Taylor Ballard
James Bare
Ashely Beach
Maribeth Beach
Patrick Beale
Alison Bloodsworth
Nick Bond
David Braddock
Jessica Bradford
Kristen Brannock
Weston Breda
Matthew Campbell
Scott Campbell
Jebb Carrier
Kasie Causey
Katie Conner
Domonique Conquest
Shane Cronk
Billy Cropper
Jordan Cropper
Paige Cuffee
Joshua Fleetwood
Brandy Foskey
Matt Gordy
Tyrone Green
Britney Hartung
Brooke Hearn
Jessica Hearn
Matthew Hill
Taylor Hill
Sequoia Johnson
Aaron Jones
Victorian Jones
Wayne Jones
Haley Keenan
Christopher King
Kerry King
Jeremy Layton
James Lees
Emily Lietzan
Michelle Lucchesi
April Lynch
Megan Lynch
Brittany Lyons
Marlene Macdonald
London Marshall
Don Mathis
Rhadames Matos
Aaron Mayers
Kathie McMahon
Lauren McWilliams
Megan Morris
Brain Napier
Lydia Newberry
Jordan Outten
Monique Parker
Justin Perry
Joe Pete
Melinda Quillen
Hali Ramey
Megan Reed
Corey Rhodes
Kevin Ricketts
Jared Rittenhouse
Ashley Roberts
Margaret Robinson
James Russ
Christopher Shaver
Joshua Shirey
Kylie Shupe
Karen Skarson
Scott Slavens
David Smith
Jasmin Smith
Kaitlyn Smith
Vernette Spence
Andrew Spindler
Sean Stehl
Brian Sullivan
Russell Taylor
Samantha Terry
Erin Thomas
Justin Thomas
Craig Thompson
Deana Truitt
Scott Tull
Brandon Tyre
Josh Vincent
Britney Wallace
Megan Webb
Kasey Webster
Carly Whaley
Courtney Wheatly
Chyna White
Kristi Whitelock
Megan Wilkinson

Delaware Court Cases

The News Journal had a couple of interesting court cases reported today.

First, Grottino Pizza lost their case of trademark infringement against Grotto Pizza. The owner of Grottino did not have a lawyer, due to the cost of legal representation, and lost the $75,000 suit by default, he is now seeking legal representation. I did a post on this before. In summary however Grotto Pizza, the big Delaware chain, brought a lawsuit against Grottino Piza, a single pizza shop somewhere around Wilmington, for using the name Grottino which they felt was similar to their name, Grotto, which is a trademark. Definitely a shame Grottino lost, particularly when it seems to come down to money for legal representation.

The other case involved the murder charge against Irina Malinovskaya. The State of Delaware has had three trials against her over the last 4 years, all ended in mis-trials. The state however does not give up, regardless of costs to the taxpayers. They forced her to enter a plea of no contest to manslaughter resulting in a 25 year sentence with 20 years suspended. When allowing for the four years she has already spent in jail she will only serve about ten months before she is released. Since she is a Russian citizen she will be deported back to Russia on her release.

Irina Malinovskaya was accused of killing the girlfriend, Irina Zlotnikov, of her ex-boyfriend, Robert Bondar. There has been numerous articles written regarding this case.

Quote of The Day

"There is one great thing that you men will all be able to say after this war is over and you are home once again. You may be thankful that twenty years from now when you are sitting by the fireplace with your grandson on your knee and he asks you what you did in the great World War II, you WON'T have to cough, shift him to the other knee and say, Well, your Granddaddy shoveled shit in Louisiana.

No, Sir, you can look him straight in the eye and say, Son, your Granddaddy rode with the Great Third Army and a Son-of-a-Goddamned-Bitch named Georgie Patton

General George S. Patton, Jr

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Wednesday, June 04, 2008


I view myself as a lazy person but I park in the parking lot and not in the fire lane and I don't park where there is a yellow painted curb. Down at the Post Office however there are a lot of lazy ass people who park along side the yellow painted curb instead of driving 15 more feet out of that zone. Matter of fact people visiting the Post Office will park anywhere they feel like regardless of no parking signs etc. I have came up on them when they park in the middle of First street and leave their car door open as they run into the post office. Ignorant shits. Still the police apparently never bother them, but the police keep asking for more money.

Today's Quote

When you're leading, don't talk.
by Thomas E. Dewey, 1948

Obama might want to listen to that quote - of course it didn't help Dewey out.

Day in the Park

Yes it is coming. This Saturday is the long awaited for "Day in the Park" in Delmar Delaware at State Street Park. It is from 10 A. M. to 6 P. M. An assortment of events will take place, lots of vendors, Kiddie train Ride, Hula Hoop contest, potato sack race, The band "Riverside' will play from 4 to 6, the Delmar Christian Center Drama Team will be there, and the 50/50 drawing will be at 5:45 P.M. etc etc.
See you there

Mrs. Augusta J. Venables - 1937

From the Milford Chronicle Friday June 4, 1937


Mrs. Augusta J. Venables, prominent Delmar matron, is dead and her three daughters, Hazel, Jean and Doris are in a critical condition in the Milford Emergency Hospital as a result of a head-on collision between a southbound truck and the automobile driven by Mrs. Venables one half a mile north of Farmington on Route 13 late Wednesday morning. The two men in the truck also were injured. One of them was arrested.

Mrs. Venables died in the Milford Hospital at 10:30 o’clock, Wednesday night.

The accident occurred as Mrs. Venables was driving with her daughters to Wilmington on a shopping trip.

Mrs. Venables and her daughters were removed to the Milford Hospital by a passing motorist.

The car driven by Mrs. Venables was demolished. The truck also was damaged.

The accident occurred when the right front of the car and the right front of the truck came together.

Frank Scibelia and Louis Sackett, both of Syracuse, N. Y. , who owned the truck, were slightly injured. Sackett, about 20 years old operator, was arrested by Private Joe West of the State Police who investigated. He was placed under $2,500 bail on charges of assault and battery with auto by Magistrate William Cahall of Harrington.

Asked how the accident occurred State Police expressed the belief Sackett had dosed off while driving. He was going to lower Delaware for Strawberries.

Mrs. Venables was well known in Delmar, prominent in club circles, and held an important position with the federal relief administration in Wicomico County, Md. The oldest daughter graduated from last year’s class of Delmar High school

Note; Hazel Venables died the next day, after her mother’s death.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Fernando Botero Exhibit

We went today to see the Fernando Botero exhibit at the Delaware Art Museum. It is the last week it will show. Being a fat person naturally his works would appeal to me. He paints on large canvas (6ft high)and model large size bronzes of fat people. At points in the exhibit it was like looking in a mirror. I have seen some of his paintings before but had not seen his large bronzes. There must be close to a hundred of his sketches, paintings and bronzes at this exhibit.

They also have going on an exhibit called This Is War. a collections of posters and illustrations of War and war effort.

Naturally they have their usual displays of Pre-Raphaelites there.

The drive from Delmar to Dover was rotten. There is so much road construction it adds about 30 minutes to the time it takes to get to Dover. Everytime you think Laurel and Seaford can't get much worst - it does.

Monday, June 02, 2008

News in 1934

From the Milford Chronicle June 1 1934 - Delmar News

For the first time in years no celebration of Memorial Day was held in this town.

Delmar has but one surviving Civil War Veteran; Benjamin Lowden, who is 86 years old, of this town and Philadelphia.

The Public Service Commission has under consideration the application of the Maryland-Delaware Stages for a permit to operate a bus line between Pocomoke City and Maryland-Delaware State Line.

The Teachers Union of the M. E. Church here will hold a strawberry festival in the social hall on Saturday evening June 2.

Mrs. Albert Whaley of Claymont is visting her parents, Mr and Mrs Wm. Hearthway.