Friday, October 03, 2014

The gypsy Funeral

Looking for information on "The Gypsy Funeral" that happened in Delmar in the 1950's.  Email at 

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Mums The Word

Mums are the throw away plant in the flower world.  They are everywhere this time of year and 80% will be allowed to die in their pot.  I was out to Panichella Farms  (Nick Panichella) on Pepperbox Road this week and picked up a few.  He said they are moving fast. 

Moran Woodworked Furniture

The past couple of weeks I have had more than my share of Doctor appointments.  Spent quite a bit of time sitting in waiting rooms and filling out consent forms, insurance forms, etc. and reading waiting room magazines that have probably been touched by sick people with God knows what wrong with them.  One magazine was "Garden and Gun", never heard of it before, but it was good.  Published for people with money so obviously I was just window shopping their ads.   One ad was for Moran Woodworked Furniture  and one of the furniture pieces was this charred piece for $1250;
I could only think that four years ago I could have gave this guy a run for his money as I had a number of "charred" pieces from the house fire.  Never thought to decorate with them. 

The Encryption Virus Got Me

About two weeks ago I got an encryption virus (CrytoWall) on my other computer.  Bad stuff, it encrypted all my document files.  It left me a ransom message but I doubt if I paid the money they would really de-encrypt what they had done.  Shows the reason why you do routine backups.  I was unable to back up and restore the computer at an earlier date so I took it to Brainwaves where they were able to clean up the computer but unable to restore ANY encrypted document files.  They did say they rarely came across the virus until this past week when other people started bringing in their computers.  I did loss a number of files that I had not been backing up.  So if you are not dumping those files onto a CD, DVD or other form of external storage you should start doing it right now. 

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

October 22nd Speaker For LDGS

After your research, what's next?

The Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society is proud to present

Elaine Patterson

Ms. Patterson will speak on “After your research, what’s next? - how to publish your family tree and in addition she will speak on the  diaries and letters of John Campbell Henry".  

Elaine Patterson is a native of the Eastern Shore and has always had an interest in writing and Maryland history.  Upon retirement from Salisbury University, she founded a publishing company, now Maryland History Press, to help preserve and celebrate the unique history and culture of this region.   She enjoys helping people by encouraging them in their writing process and by providing a variety of services including proofreading, editing and publication whether for personal use or book distribution.

This event is open to the public and is free.


Wednesday night at 7 PM October 22th at the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University - Wayne and Powell Street Unit #190


October is Family History Month

October – Family History Month
Yes among all the other "October is" October is also family history month.  So get out there and do a little research about your family. 

If you need help the Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society and the Sussex County Genealogical Society will help you get started.

A Block of East Jewell Street Will Close on Thursday

The traffic on East Jewell Street from Pennsylvania Avenue to N. 1st Street will be shut down on Thursday October 2, 2014 from  approximately 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to allow Schrock and sons to install a new water and sewer connection for Shorts funeral Home.

Carl Anderton Jr

A Message From The Library

The Delmar Public Library will close on Thursday, October 2, at 8 pm, in preparation for construction.

The Library plans to reopen on November 11 at 38481 Sussex Highway, Delmar, Delaware, the new, temporary location during the construction and renovation project at the current library building.

A groundbreaking ceremony for construction will be held Monday, October 13, at 2 pm. All residents and library customers are encouraged to attend.

Library materials may be returned through October 13 at the Bi-State Boulevard location and at any Delaware public library or mobile library location.

The Library's phone number will remain active throughout this period and messages will be returned whenever possible.

Library customers are encouraged to use the Library's website, Facebook, and Twitter accounts for information during the time the library is closed.

Customers may email questions to the library using

Library card holders can continue to use other Delaware public libraries.

Maryland residents may choose to use the Wicomco County Library locations or other Delaware library locations until Delmar Public LIbrary reopens.

We regret the inconvenience our closing will create for many of our customers.

For more information, please call 302-846-9894 or visit the Library's website at

Monday, September 29, 2014

The New Crematorium Furnace has arrived

As many of you have observed what use to be an empty lot west of me now has a building going up on it.  It is a new building for Tom and Amy's Crematory business.  Part of the construction called for a new crematorium Furnace and it arrived today.
Well there is the hole that it goes in and the man in green from Gale Johnson Construction (302-846-0514) is explaining a fine point; like the cremator is suppose to drop from the sky.

So the Crematorium Furnace arrived on a roll off with a crane.
and it is air borne.  Everyone is on their feet just in case that sucker falls.

good planning, there was only a couple feet left between my fence and on the other side less than a foot.   The cremator is all shiny and new it even had that "new" Cremator smell, like buying a new car.

Big excitement from everyone.

The Riggers did a good job getting it in.
The final things the crane removed and placed on the roof was the smokestack
So things are a little closer to being operational.