Friday, July 20, 2012

Fossil Creek Knocks them Dead At Art In The Park

Last night at Art In The Park "Fossil Creek" played.  A great band that played country music, not just country music but old country music, loved it. 
Next Thursday will be the Elwood Band.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Beware of Growing Up

Art In The Park Tonight

The Delmar Historical and Arts Society (DHAS) will once again give free musical concerts in the State Street Park on Thursdays in the Month of July. Tonight the band Fossil Creek will play. They will go from 6 to 8 PM so bring your lawn chair and come out and listen.


Three Generations

Altho I am not a great fan of big weddings the photos that are posted are sometime amusing or interesting and a few are so flaky sweet you want to stick your finger in your mouth and gag.  Here are some from tumblr

Great dress

Sometimes you can't wait

Gusty day
A Little Kill bill
The Morning after Bridesmaid pictures
So that is how you tell the bride from the bridesmaids
This lets the deaf know the bride is coming

Sussex County Press release

Sussex County begins posting weekly Council documents online for public viewing

Georgetown, Del., July 17, 2012: Sussex County is taking another step toward improving government transparency and the public’s right to know.

County Administrator Todd F. Lawson on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, announced that beginning this week, the public will be able to view and download a weekly package of documents that correspond with the various business items on each week’s Sussex County Council agenda. Up until recently, the weekly packets have been available to members of the media and Council leaders only, and only in paper form.

By making the packets digital, the information – which will join agendas, minutes and Council audios on the County website – will be available to anyone with an Internet connection.

“This is about improving access and transparency to the public,” Mr. Lawson said. “The public wants to understand what their government leaders are doing. We believe, by making these documents available each week, anyone attending or watching Council meetings will have a greater understanding of the issues before Council and how they arrive at their decisions.”

The digital packets will be posted each week County Council has a scheduled meeting. Packets will be available by midday on Mondays, the day before Council holds its weekly meeting. Packets will be in PDF form, and can be viewed and downloaded by going to the Agendas & Minutes section of the County website, at

Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Freeney Hearne Cemetery

There are three types of tombstones at the Freeney Hearne cemetery.  One type is a low marker with a polished top that is at a slant to prevent rain from settling in the lettering.  The sides are a rock finish.   There are two of these and they appear to made of granite.

A second type of tombstone at the cemetery are the monument type.  There are three of these; The Hearne, The Elijah Freeney and The Maria Ellen Freeney monument.  They are all carved from granite.

The Hearne monument shown above is of special interest as it does not mark a grave but is a monument to the Hearne family.  It was set about 1907 or 1910 by a member of the Herane family and inscribed on the stone is;
William Hearne Merchant
& Wife Mary Born In London Eng.
Settled Here 1688 He died Oct 1691 She Died After Him
Thomas Heane Son of Wm & Mary
Born May 31, 1691 Died March 1762
His Wife Sally Wingate Died Before Him
Nehemiah Hearne Son of Thos & Sally
Died March 1760
His Wife Bettie Died After Him

The third type of tombstone is the most common type that occur in the late 1800's and that is the domed tablet.  There are eight tombstones of this type at the cemetery and they range from small baby tombstones to larger adult tombstones.  They appear to be made out of Limestone. 

we do not know if these tombstones, markers and monuments were carved locally or order from else where.  Since Delmar was on the rail road they could have been carved anywhere and shipped here.  In the 1900's these type of stones could be ordered from Sears and Roebuck or Montgomery Ward  from a low amount of $4.88 plus 6 cents a letter and freight.  For a $70 tombstone they advertised a payment plan of $10 down and $5 a month.
The only indication of a tombstone cutters name is one base has Stevens & carved into the base.  So far we have not identified the carver.