Wednesday, June 30, 2010
James A. Dewar Inventor of the white man's soul food
Archie Bunker, a character of the 1970s sitcom All in the Family, loved Twinkies. He even called it “the white man’s soul food.”
Originally they had banana flavored center but in the 1940's when bananas were rationed they switched to a vanilla creme and it was popular so they never changed back.
During the 60's when there were huge fears of a nuclear attack, Many bomb shelters were built. Twinkies were one of the most popular items to have because it was said that they "stay fresh forever".
It has become an American Icon, even president Clinton put one in a time capsule.
It takes 45 seconds to explode a Twinkie in a microwave
Monday, June 28, 2010
Second Span opens in 1973
Today in 1973 A second bridge across the Chesapeake Bay opened between Annapolis and the Eastern Shore of Maryland profoundly affecting Delaware's beach areas for decades to come.
That fact was compiled by historian Roger Martin and brought to you by the Delaware Public Archives
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Symington-Wayne. Dresser Industries (Wayne Pump)
Well the Wayne Pump building is nothing more than an empty field and parking lot now.
I did however come across some old Wayne Pumps in a collectible book and they seem to be valued.
The photo's are awful but the prices on Wayne Pumps seem to be doing very well - maybe even more than what they originally sold for.
From Gas Station Collectibles by Mark Moran at the Delmar Library.
The Seaford Art Show
I did stop by the art show in Seaford on Saturday.
I even bought something - no, not this $900 work of art - it was beyond my means. I also didn't find any Elvis on velvet to replace the one burnt in the fire.
Therein Lies a Tale
a week or so back I saw this guy putting up a sign along side of Gordy's Exxon.
There it; 6th Annual Poker Run July 17th
and now, a couple of days ago, it is gone - blown away? - ripped off in hate? - who knows?
J and J Auto Detailing is coming
Their website says they offer many specialized services that can be purchased alone or in combination with other services and packages. From a quick wipedown to a complete "showroom ready" detail,they have something to fit your needs. Also offering monthly packages
Grand opening weekend coming up! stop by for great specials and limited time discounts
Some Double Mills Event
sponsored by the Adkins Historical and
Museum Complex, will be held at the Adkins
Complex in Mardela beginning at 10:30 a.m. A
community church service will be held at 11
a.m., and there will be musical entertainment
throughout the day, along with great food and
July 17, 2010—Chicken BBQ fundraiser at
Wright’s Market. Advance orders encouraged.
Contact any Double Mills member
October 2, 2010—Plans are underway for the 2nd
annual Double Mills Corn Festival to be held on
the grounds of Wright’s Market. This year’s festival
promises to be even bigger and better than last
year’s, which itself was a huge success! New food
items, more children’s games, more demonstrations,
and even more vendors are on the agenda
for the event. Great silent auction items this year
The Buying of the Virginia State Lottery – 1992
They were successful and won the 27 million dollar Lottery. The sole winning ticket in the Feb. 15 drawing was sold by a supermarket chain, Farm Fresh Inc., which accepted $3 million at its Norfolk headquarters from the trust for lottery tickets. At that time however the winnings were payable in annual installments over a twenty-year period. The end result for the 2,524 investors in the International Lotto Fund was $400 a year for each $3,000 unit bought in the trust. That would give an annual return of about 8% for each $3,000 unit owned, after subtracting the orginal $3,000 investment. Doesn't seem like a good return for the risk taken. Stefan Mandel, however as the consultant for the trust, netted $1.7 million in consulting fees for the deal.