Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sunday Comments July 13, 2014

Looking north on the track
There is a Delmar Maryland council meeting tomorrow night.  The agenda is below;

The Mayors & Commissioners of Delmar, MD are giving notice to the residents of Delmar, MD. that there is a vacant Maryland Commissioner's position to be filled as soon as possible. Residents interested in being considered for appointment to fill the remaining term, which expires November, 2015 must meet the following qualifications: shall be a resident of the United States, be at least 21 years of age, reside in the corporate limits of the Town of Delmar, MD for at least 2 years immediately preceding the date of the general election, not have been convicted of a felony and be a qualified voter of the Town of Delmar, MD. All letters of interest should be submitted to Mayor Carl Anderton, Jr. at the Town Hall of Delmar, 100 S. Pennsylvania Avenue, Delmar, Maryland 21875 no later than Monday July 21, 2014 before 4:00 p.m.

Application of Board and Commission below;



Monday is Bastille Day or as I understand the French call it; La FĂȘte Nationale, nevertheless the 14th of July 1789 was the beginning of the French revolution when the storming of the Bastille occurred.



Some work has started at Chris Mill's building


I have been told the bricks on the La Cabana (the old memories) were originally the bricks in the Delmar Railroad station. 
My garden got off to late start due to other projects and the heat we had at the beginning of summer.  


A bit of trivia I have often wondered about is; was Interstate 76 which goes from Philadelphia PA to Akron, Ohio named 76 because of the connection between  1776 and Philadelphia?   Well over at this site is a detail discussion of it , actually more than I wanted to know.  To sum it up, that site does not feel I76 was named for the 1776 connection.  Other web sites feel it is named for the 1776 connection.  I have to think that the government would once again get itself into a mess if they allowed one city to specify the Interstate number designation, as than other cities would want this right and eventually things would become screwed up even more then it currently is.

There will be a skateboard tournament in Gordy Park on August 31.
Paul Laurence Dunbar (1875-1906) has an Elementary school named for him in Laurel, Delaware.  It’s motto; “Where learning begins   I have included a poem of his for those who may wonder what kind of works he did.  Much of his more popular work in his lifetime was written in the Negro dialect associated with the antebellum South.  I don’t know if he ever came to Delaware as he was raised in Ohio and spent some time in DC but we have a school named for him.

Dis is gospel weathah sho’ –
Hills is sawt o’ hazy
Meddahs level ez a flo’
Callin’ to de lazy
Sky all white wif streaks o’ blue
Sunshine softly gleamin’,
D’aint no wuk hit’s right to do
Nothin’s right but dreamin’.

 Dreamin’ by a rivah side
Wif de warahs glist’nin’,
Feelin’ good an’ satisfied
Ez you lay a-list’nin’
To the little naked boys
Hollerin’ fu’ to spress deir joys
Jes’ lak youngsters ought to.

Squir’l a-tippin’ on his toes,
So’t to hide an’ virw you;
Whole flocks o’ camp-meetin’ crows
Shoutin’ hallelujah.
Peckahwood erpon de tree
Tappin’ lak a hammah;
Jaybird chattin’ wif a bee
Tryin’ to teach him grammah.

Breeze is blowin’ wif perfume,
Jes’ enough to tease you;
Hollyhocks is all in bloom,
Smellin’ fu’ to please you.
Go ‘way, folks an let me ‘lone,
Times is getting’ dearah—
Summah’s settin’ on de th’one,
An I’m a-layin’ neah huh!
By Paul Laurence Dunbar

As many of you know outside of St. Louis (Universal City) is an entertainment and restaurant district called the Delmar Loop.

Mainly it is on a boulevard called Delmar Boulevard.  A section of this boulevard was named Barack Obama Boulevard but that makes no differences to what I was going to comment on.  The Delmar loop gets the loop part from a Streetcar turnaround.  The Delmar part of it is from 1933 when Morgan Street was changed to Delmar.  The name Delmar came from two large property owners who had moved to St. Louis from Maryland and From Delaware.  The road divided their land so they combined the two state names and called the road Delmar – pretty much like the railroad did to Delmar DE/MD.
The Super moon is upon this weekend and as with any supermoon high tides should occur.  The scientist says higher crime and bizarre behavior is just everyone imagination however my daughter says the people arrested and put in holding cells this weekend are more bizarre in their habits then the usual degenerates.  Mainly spitting on officers and people in general was seen much more often.  Those that had been in fights were also spitting blood so there was that concern also.  

Vacation bible school is in full force in Delmar over the next couple of weeks. 


Norfolk Southern Corporation #5302 sitting in Delmar.  General Motors Electro-Motive GP38-2 Diesels.  2000 horsepower.  Built in 1973 and Rebuilt and Repainted in 2012  .  5302 is shiny compared to the other locomotives, but it was recently painted.


Electro-Motive diesel was founded in 1922.  In 1930 General Motors purchased the company and 1941 called it the Electro-Motive Division (EMD).  In 2005 EMD was sold to Greenbriar Equity Group and Berkshire partners.  In 2010 Progress Rail Services Corporation  purchased EMD.   Progress Rail Services Corporation  is a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar.

The Delmar Historical and Arts Society is looking at painting and doing some repairs on the Railroad Guard station this summer.