Friday, July 12, 2013

1913 Laws In Delmar Maryland

So does pavements refer to sidewalks or does pavements refer to the street itself?  Even in 1913 Delmar Maryland made it confusing.

Rainy Day Comments

Well it has poured today and I think most of the streets in Delmar are flooded.  Some are barricaded due to the water. 

The Post Office is moving today, in the rain.
Laurel had the newer post office and more room so the mail delivery people are moving there.  Laurel is building a new school and do you have any doubt school consolidation is not far away?  I didn't think it would be a problem but my neighbor came back today from a week's vacation and was told she would have to pick the mail, she had on hold, up at the Laurel Post Office.

I went to the north Wal-mart today and found they have had another price increase and reduced their inventory.  Even the basic beans like kidney and pinto selection is less of a selection.

Makes me think I should buy Lou's Discount  Grocery for $20,000  and use it to feed myself.

You also notice in the ad the Delmar VFW is having a Bingo on July 16th.

The Master Gardeners are holding an open house tomorrow from 10 to 2.  It is free and it is always good to see their neat gardens.  It is out at the Ag center on RT 9 - look for the big tent.  They have a few educational workshops as 10 AM accessible gardening, 11 AM invasive plants and 1 pm Hostas.

I am considering dropping the Laurel Star.  It is my last printed newspaper I receive. but really they have less and less newspaper coverage of Delmar.  I was particularly disappointed in the coverage of the last joint council meeting.  They could have done a lot better.  That said; they gave the Delmar library great coverage in their last issue about the library's adult programs.  A good selection of adult programs and I missed the first one today at 1:30 when Amy Short-Jewell presented "Funeral 101."  Composting (plants, not people) is July 19  and Beth Messick of Bess' Bud will teach "plant it" on July 26th.  College planning is tomorrow at 9:30 am and if your kid is going to college this fall you are already too late on the planning process so you can skip it.   I am still paying on college loans for my last kid.

I am waiting on the decision from the Zimmerman trial.  Naturally I think there is reasonable doubt so nothing should be done to him.  After all it is the burden of the state to prove him guilty of anything.  I am sure this is another racial Black/White viewpoint thing.

And speaking of legal matters, I am also in favor of the death penalty in spite of Delaware having a wimp for a governor who reduces death sentences and Maryland is not any better.  One of the stray memories  that came to yesterday (when you get old, random memories seem to come forth) was when I worked at the Wicomico County detention Center the Chief Cook/chef Food service manager was offered a job at a maximum security prison in Florida.  He went down for the interview and turned it down.  He said you had inmates with 2 or 3 life sentences working in the kitchen and what did they have to lose if they stabbed you.  The general public could care less about people in an institution as long as they don't have to deal with, see it, or pay too much to keep people in the institution.  However if your job is in one of those jails or mental wards you would have a different opinion. 

I went to Georgetown yesterday to get a permit to build a shed.  I had already gotten a permit from the town of Delmar but Sussex County also requires you to to drive to Georgetown ands pay $10 to them for  a permit.  I am always impressed with the employees that work for Sussex County. There was like 6 of them and one worked the desk while two snacked on food and the other three were in a conversation that didn't sound like it was work related. 

Altho it does not offset the publicity of the shooting and killing in Delmar, Maryland I am pleased that Delmar Maryland Mayor Carl Anderton was elected President of the Maryland Municipal League at their Ocean City convention (see it is not all partying).  Good luck in that position Carl.

 And altho belated, I also want to congratulate Delmar Delaware's Dr David Ring on being honored by the Delaware Chief School Officers Association as Delaware’s 2014 Superintendent of the Year.  It goes with Delmar High school being selected by U.S. News & World Report as the No. 1 high school in Delaware.

So that is life this afternoon in the 23th largest town in Delaware.

Today Is National Pecan Pie Day

"I would be proud to partake of your pecan pie." - Billy Crystal as Harry Burns in "When Harry Met Sally"
- “You like pie? I like pie.” ~ Barack Obama

Pie and Coffee is approximately the third best social interaction a man can hope to have with a woman."

Somethings are good so just eat it and forget the calories - Howard

Southern Pecan Pie

Courtesy of Guy Fieri for Food Network Magazine
Prep Time:
20 min
Inactive Prep Time:
Cook Time:
50 min
8 servings - "or if you have had a bad day serves just one - Howard"


  • 1 sheet refrigerated piecrust (half a 15-ounce package)
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 1/3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups toasted pecan halves
  • Freshly whipped cream, for serving (optional)


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Unroll the piecrust and place in a 9-inch pie plate. Fold the overhang under and crimp the edge with a fork or your fingers. Bake the crust until light golden brown, about 10 minutes. Cool completely on a rack. (Leave the oven on.)
Whisk the corn syrup, brown sugar, salt, butter and vanilla in a medium bowl. Lightly beat the eggs in a small bowl, then whisk into the corn syrup mixture.
Finely chop 1/2 cup pecans and spread evenly over the piecrust. Roughly chop another
1/2 cup pecans and mix into the corn syrup mixture, then pour the filling into the crust. Arrange the remaining 1 cup pecans on top in a decorative pattern.
Bake the pie until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes. Cool completely on a rack. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Kroger Company Buys Harris Teeter Supermarkets

Harris Teeters Supermarkets will be acquired by Kroger Company for $2.5 Billion.  Kroger is the largest US Grocer and is based in Cincinnati.  With this deal it will have 2,621 supermarkets in 34 states and Washington DC.  There are no plans to change the name from Harris Teeters.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Forgot Child Was In Car

Recently there has been two cases of children being left in a car for an extended period and they died.  In one case 32-year-old Zoraida Magali Conde Hernandez in Arlington Virginia forgot she had her 8-month baby in the car and went to work for six hours.  When she left work to pick up other children at daycare she noticed the child was in the car and unresponsive.  She took him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Over in Baltimore County, a 16-month-old baby girl was left inside a truck. A relative had meant to drop off the child at daycare but realized four hours later the mistake when she went to pick up the toddler at daycare and she wasn't there.  The Child died.

So how do you forget a child is not in the car? 

The Swastika in the Woods

Over the past week I have been looking at Foreign English Edition language online newspapers to see what they think of the Snowden affair.  Naturally I think Snowden did the right thing, but I found this interesting (at least to me it was interesting) article on Spiegel on Line;

Altho there are laws in Germany against anything concerning the Nazis, Spiegel on-line still has an article every couple of weeks about some aspect of them.  The article I found interesting was a Swastika growing out in a forest and it could only be seen from the air.  It would seem in the 1930's in Germany at various forest and for various reasons, people would plant a different type of tree (Laraches) from the surrounding trees (Pine)  and they would plant the trees in an enormous swastika.  The fall foliage on the different type of tree would change color before the surrounding trees and produce a swastika when viewed from the air.  Interesting. 

Monday, July 08, 2013

The Delmar Police Commission Meeting For July 2013

Lord what does it take to get the public to come out to a town meeting?  A shooting doesn't do it maybe a mass school shooting?  Anyway I went to the Delmar Police Commission meeting tonight.  I was the only "Public" there.
All of the Police Commission was present
Chief Saylor was not here but Sgt Bond filled in.

The meeting started at 6:30 and was over with by 6:58 Pm.  Mostly it was routine stuff but two items that stood out was an upcoming auction and the recent shooting on the Maryland side of town.

The police have decided to auction off the military equipment they have been accumulating.  Sgt Bond said if they went with a local auctioneer it would cost $3,000 to advertise and 12% as commission.  He suggested going with a world wide internet auction website that would just cost 8% commission and reach a much wider range of potential buyers.  Being the only public there I had to comment to the effect that since they got the equipment free anything they received for it would be gravy so why not use the local auctioneer and help out the local economy.  The police commission decided to postpone the decision until the joint council meeting. 

The second interesting part of the meeting was when Sgt Bond talked about the recent shooting.  He pointed out a number of things I had not heard on TV or read in the papers.  I would tell you what they were but since you weren't interested enough to attend the meeting you wouldn't be interested in what Sgt Bond spoke about. 

Delmar Maryland Mayor Anderton and Delmar Maryland Commissioner Gibb told me how hard they worked at the Maryland Municipal League Convention in Ocean City.

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Another Shooting on the Maryland Side Of Town

Picked Up From WBOC


Fatal Shooting in Delmar

Posted: Jul 07, 2013 8:57 PM EDT


DELMAR, Md. – One person is dead after a shooting on Foskey Lane in Delmar.
Wicomico County State's Attorney Matt Maciarello tells WBOC the victim was taken to P.R.M.C. and pronounced dead.
The picture attached to this article is a photograph of the suspect who is still on the loose.
According to Maciarello the suspect's name is Eddie Savage Jr., and he is presumed to be armed and dangerous. He was last seen wearing a red tank top, gym shorts, and is limping.
Anyone with information should contact police

Polio Insurance 1949

The July Delmar Police Commission Meets Tomorrow Evening

The Snow Hill Canoe Jousting

We went down to Snow Hill yesterday afternoon for the canoe jousting.  It was so hot the ideal of being next to the river sounded good. 

Good crowd there and it was cool if you could get in the shade.
It goes from noon to 6 pm.

The above crew tipped their canoe while getting into it. 

Over all it was not bad.  It's free but it gets boring after about a half hour but there is food, beer, and soft drinks for sale and you can wander the shops in town. 

Delaware Board Of Adjustments Hearing for the Delmar Library Parking