Saturday, November 10, 2012

Today Is Show Your Arm Pits Saturday

The Pecking Order For Stars On The Flag

At times I forget that there is a pecking order in the position of the stars on the American Flag.  The 1917 article below discuss the positions of the stars and what state they represent on the old 48 star flag. Of course Delaware is first.  To show how old I am my children are not aware there was anything but 50 star flags.

The 50 star flag shown below represent Alaska and Hawaii in the last two positions

Friday, November 09, 2012

Today is National Scrapple Day

Yes November 9th is National Scrapple Day.  Yet no Presidential Proclamations For National Scrapple Day only silly shit like World Freedom Day, well that is the kind of person you re-elected, same with Gov Markell and God knows Scrapple and Delaware goes together.

Back in 1917 there was a shot at making Scrapple the National dish.  This article from the November 29th 1917 Marylander and Herald (Princess Anne MD) incorrectly attach Pennsylvania to the word Scrapple but we in Sussex County know Pennsylvania scrapple is tasteless crap.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

James Baione Passed Away November 3rd

James Anthony Baione, Jr., 73, of Salisbury, passed away on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 at the Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late James Anthony Baione, Sr., Esther Jennie Defazio Baione MacMahon and Edward MacMahon.

He was a US Marine Corps veteran and a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, and NAPBIRT Instrument Repair Technicians. He was a Music Educator for 30 years for Florence HS in NJ, Gateway Regional HS in NJ and Delmar Jr/Sr HS in Delmar, DE. After retiring in 1992, he taught at UMES from 2001-2003. He and his wife have owned and operated Royal Clef Music, Inc. since 1983.

He loved performing with his family and was the leader of JB Express for 15 years performing throughout the Eastern Shore, Pennsylvania and Baltimore County. He was well known as a clarinetist and saxophonist. He is known throughout the community as a caring and accomplished private teacher and instrument repairman. He and his brother Leonard also co-wrote “The Evangelist” a musical play.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Barbara Ann Slaski Baione; 3 sons, James Arthur Baione and his wife, Colleen of Palmerton, PA, Thomas Edward Baione and his wife, Diane of Pittsville, MD and Joseph Noah Baione and his wife, Paige of Felton, DE; his father-in-law Arthur Slaski of Bethlehem, PA; 12 grandchildren, Linsey, Hunter, Kyle, Daniel, Konnie, Katrina, Kimberly, Jacob, Kandy, Scott, Alexis and Stephen; and 8 great grandchildren, Amirah, Jahleah, Griffin, Halie, Elizabeth, Tyler, Brittany and Kaleigh; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Anthony Baione, Nicholas Baione and Leonard Baione; and a grandson, Kevin Austin.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, November 9th, 2012 at 11:00 am at the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Salisbury with a visitation one hour prior. Interment will follow at 1:00 pm at the Eastern Shore Maryland Veterans Cemetery near Hurlock, MD.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the James A. Baione Music Scholarship Fund at Delaware Charitable Music, Inc. 180 Fire Box Dr. Felton, De 19943.
Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, PA, 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804. Please visit to express condolences to the family.

    The Delmar Library Book Sale - thru Saturday

    From Monday thru Saturday, Nov. 10th, the Friends of the Delmar Library are holding an indoor book sale at the Delmar library.

    Now is the time to indulge yourself and buy something for your own enjoyment! All books have been donated by the public library, and from others. There will be a large selection of gently used books, magazines and videos. You won’t find a better bargain – hardback books are fifty cents and paper back books are a quarter, magazines are ten cents.  The book selection includes: children’s, young adult and adult books, fiction and non-fiction such as biographies & memoirs, politics & history, religion & philosophy, cookbooks, and a category called “How-to” which includes anything you can learn i.e., knitting, exercise, diet, psychology, travel, and more.

    The Delmar Historical and Arts Society General Meeting

    The Delmar Historical and Arts Society will hold its annual meeting on Thursday November 8th at 7 PM, at the Avenue Building (10 N. Pennsylvania Ave) in Delmar Delaware.

    At 7 PM author and historian Chuck Swift will present "The Field of Stone Project". Whoever said "Dead men don't tell tales" must have never visited a cemetery and Chuck Swift will tell us how the tombstones of the deceased actually do tell stories.In fact, they stand as some of the richest sources for biography and local history anywhere around.Chuck has been to area cemeteries that are in corn fields, towns and church yards and he will relate the graves to the living families in the area. He will bring some of the books he has co-authored and they will be available for sale and book signing.

    Afterwards there will be a general meeting. Both the talk and the meeting is free and open to the general public

    Santa Workshop Sponsored by Moving Closer To Home

    Election Day In Delmar - 2012

    Today is Election Day.  Without a doubt this is the worst selection of candidates running for office that I have seen in my 50 years of voting.  Very depressing.
    I didn't even go to see the Delmar Delaware Mayor and Councilmen sworn in last night.  Let's face it you have a Mayor who was unopposed, a councilmen that got 37 votes and another that got 27 votes.  In no way do they represent the Delmar Delaware population.
    It doesn't help me either to know that the state wide elected offices in Delaware will be determined by the way New Castle County votes.   So the only influence your vote will have is who will be the State Senator from District 21 and who will be the Representative from District 40 and maybe who will be Clerk of Peace.    Well come tomorrow it makes very little difference as it will be over with, but I am amazed at the campaign Tim Duke has run.  His supports are out today at the two voting places in Delmar, lots of campaign signs, good website, etc . 

    Monday, November 05, 2012

    Remember, remember the fifth of November

    Remember, remember the fifth of November,
    The gunpowder, treason and plot,
    I know of no reason
    Why gunpowder treason
    Should ever be forgot.

    Sunday, November 04, 2012

    Some Delmar Newspaper Clippings 1912 - 1919

    Above From 1912, Frank Lecates

    Above from 1918, G. L. Hastings, G. L. Long

    Above from 1912 - Frederick Parker, son of Nutter Parker

    Did You Remember to Set Your Clocks Back?

    Did You Remember to Set Your Clocks Back?
    and of course public safety officials say this is also a good time to put a new battery in the smoke alarm.

    and of course in the interest of safety and population growth