Monday, May 05, 2014

Monday Comments

Today was a great day to work in the yard - not too hot - not too windy - just a great day.  The pollen was a bitch however.  It covers the cars, the windows on your home and if you use the handrail on the steps your hand comes off yellow- green. 

Today is also Cinco de Mayo so beware of drunks on the road tonight.

Today's Delmar history is this house;



Great looking house, if you click on the photo it will enlarge,  It appears to be workmen standing on the porch and there is some boards on the steps to the right where the spotted dog is. To the left of it appears to be the old Delmar School that was on the corner of First and Grove where the post office is today.  The land to the right of the school was where W. L. Sirman had his Basket and Crate business.  The business appears on the map in 1904 so this house must have been built in maybe 1910 or so.  By 1930 it was gone and the present row of one story dwellings had been built.  So what happened to the house?  Fire maybe?  Fire has certainly removed a number of homes in Delmar.  It is another cold case Delmar mystery.   Which leads into my pitch for The Delmar Historical and Arts society.

Are you a Richard Castle, Patrick Jane, or a Dr. Temperance Brennan wannabe? They deal with mysteries every week in their television lives.

You can solve mysteries, too. There are some mysteries in your own town that you probably don’t even know about.

Join the Delmar Historical and Arts Society and you will find mysteries, most of them “cold cases”, without the mayhem of today’s actual world.  See us at our table in Day In The Park or come to our meeting on the second Thursday of each month 7 PM at the Avenue building.  Also look for announcements for the date of our Ice Cream Social that we will have in August. 


Naturally I have to mention the Chris Mills mess.  This week the fence was put back up so at least people and animals can not easily enter the building.  Looking at it you can only think how much it enhances your ability to tell someone what a great place Delmar is to live in so you can sell your house and get out of Delmar. 


 
Since I am retired I do most of the cooking in our house. It does get boring trying to decide what to cook and trying to avoid that institution menu trap of a certain item occurring the same day every week.  This week we had foil packs which is nothing special as it is the same old crap in a different package but my wife and daughter enjoy them for the novelty.
 
Trains, Delmar this evening had a wide selection of locomotives on the track downtown.
#3363 (SD 40-2) a Diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro Motive Division was in line

 
 
#5297 (Gp38-2) a Diesel-electric locomotive built by General Motors Electro Motive Division was next

 
#8395 (D8-40CW) a Diesel-electric locomotive built by General Electric Transportation Systems


 
 
#9712 (D9-40CW) a Diesel-electric locomotive built by General Electric Transportation Systems


 

Not that many cars for four locomotives



#3363 Gassed Up and ready to go

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