Friday, April 25, 2014



Incident:  IRS Scam  

Location: Delmar MD/DE

Date:  04/24/2014                  

The Delmar Police Department has recently fielded complaints involving its citizens receiving telephone calls from individuals identifying themselves as employees of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  The aledged IRS employee is advising the citizen that they owe the IRS money (an amount usually in excess of $1000), the IRS has issued a warrant for their arrest and that the Delmar Police Department is holding the warrant.  The IRS employee continues to tell the citizen that if they make payment (usually with some type of gift card) that the warrant will be withdrawn.

Please contact the Delmar Police Department or appropriate agency, and do not make any payments, if you receive any telephones calls similar in nature to what is described above.


Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Laurel 1921 High School Frank Calio Comments

Over at Frank Calio's Blog
He has written a few comments on the meeting with the school board to discuss not tearing down the 1921 Laurel school house.  Again - it is the way Laurel does business.  Read the comments attached to his write up also.

The Carl Anderton Family Tree Presentation

Carl gave a very interesting talk to the Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society last night at the Nabb Research center.  Filled with personal comments and stories about his family, the entire audience enjoyed his talk.  Usually when the meeting adjourn there is a mass of old people hobbling for their cars to leave, last night most people stayed and asked Carl questions about his family and shared common links to his family and their family. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Monday Comments

Delmar Dustpan does have a facebook page but facebook is not a media I like, so I don't put anything on it.  I did however look at some of what was posted by various people who are facebook 'friends" and I thought this bit from Elberet Collins posting was amusing.
A little Resurrection Sunday humor:
Conversation between my son in-law and our 4 year old grandson about the true meaning of Easter.

John: Jesus died on the cross for us and on the 3rd day he rose from the dead.
Johnny: (As serious as he could be) Daddy, was Jesus a zombie?

Also on facebook are two pages I look at occasionally,  one is
"You know you're from the Eastern Shore"  which is mainly about Salisbury in the 1970's.
and the other is "I REMEMBER HEBRON, MARYLAND " which obviously is about Hebron.

Like everyone else I am trying to do some work outside.  I think my body is generating pheromones for wasps as everywhere I go they trail me or fly into my car at traffic lights. 

Saturday and Sunday were disruptive days listening to the sound of engines at the  Delmar Raceway. Even with windows closed we had to turn the sound on the TV up in order to hear the TV.

A little Delmar history

Houses and a church Replaced

Above is All Saints Episcopal church in 1929.  Originally erected in 1889.  As you can see it had houses to the right of it, trees in the back and and unknown fenced in area to the left.  This structure was torn down and replaced with the Delmar Fire department building and parking lot.   All Saints moved to 10st Street and Grove.

 All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Delmar, Delaware

Above is the 1931 Sanborn Fire Insurance map of Third Street (Bi-State Blvd) and Grove Street (in the upper third of the map) .  As you can see besides the church there were three houses along side the church on Grove Street.  Today all are gone. 

Let me mention that Carl Anderton Jr will speak at the Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society meeting at the Nabb Research center (Wayne and Powell Street) 7 PM Wednesday night.  Carl will speak about his family tree research into the Anderton, Figgs, Dryden, White, Stant and Hearne branches of his family tree.  Carl, of course, is Mayor of Delmar Maryland, President of the Maryland Municipal league and a candidate for Maryland House of Delegates District 38 B. 

I am sure it is a cultural thing but I do not understand why Vice principal Kan Min Kyu committed suicide.  He just arranged the ferry trip he didn't have anything to do with the Korean ferry turning over.  It just added another death to a rising death toll.

His final note read: 'Surviving alone is too painful while 200 remain unaccounted for. I take full responsibility. I pushed ahead with the school trip.'
The note added: 'Burn my body and scatter my ashes at the site of the sunken ferry. Perhaps I can become a teacher for the missing students in my next life.'
'I will once again become a teacher in the afterlife for my students whose bodies have not been discovered.'

There was an amusing article by Pat Murphy in the past week's Morning Star.  He was bemoaning the fact that what was promised in their school referendum in 2010 is not being followed thru with.  Now I think the referendum process was illegal to begin with.  As you recall it was put up once and voted down by the taxpayers but in typical school bureaucrat fashion, which knows better than taxpayers, the school put it back up again and it passed.  In the referendum there was to be no football field but now there is too be a football field.  The old 1921 school which is something of a landmark in Laurel is too be torn down.  The school looks good to me but I thought the Delmar High school looked good and it is history.  It is interesting in this tear down world that the one thing not be torn down is the Lecates/Chris Mills building which is falling down by natural means.  Well Laurel is a a laugh anyway - look at their Mayor.  It is a Good Old Boy Town which if you are not in the Good Old Boy pack you have no say on any matter in Laurel.