Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Getting In The Christmas Mood - Some Wednesday Comments

Among the disappointments young people will never know is the decline of any kind of personal customer service in retail stores.  A few days ago I was in Boscov buying some things and after I gave my credit card to the young man (relative to my age) he used my last name from my credit card in our additional conversation so I said “let me guess you worked at Hecht company”  and sure enough that is where he had worked.  It was something Hecht employees did – looking at your credit card and after that using your name.  A nice personal touch.  When it changed to Macy’s it was a come down not that Hecht Company didn’t have it short comings but Macy’s is worst.   There was also a time when you purchased a gift card the card was placed in an envelope and the envelope was wrapped in tissue and placed in a small glove box – yes - at one time when you purchased gloves they were put in their own box. 
Speaking of boxes, this year I have found one box of acceptable Christmas cards that were made in America. Cards are generally in low supply – no doubt due to the internet and cell phones – hell if you are sending a text telling everyone in the world every time you go to take a piss why send a Christmas card and tell people how your year has been. 

Harbor Freight is open in Salisbury and you can tell from the pickup trucks in the parking lot it is a toy store for men.  Most of the stuff is non-USA  made but most of the stuff in Lowes and Home Depot is non-USA made - might as well shop at Harbor freight.
Delmar Trash and USA trash – no not the kind you pick up at the curbside side I am talking about the trash that is “protesting” a lawful court decision in Ferguson, Missouri. Reminds you of the first O J Simpson trial in which he was not guilty and all the white people went on a rampage looting stores across America – Oh that’s right that didn’t happen – respectable people stood by the court decision regardless rather they thought it was right or not – unlike the trash in Ferguson and other parts of the county.   The man stole from a store he was  a crook.  The Federal government is getting into it to try and prove the police officer was wrong – the same government that tortures detainees suddenly has a problem with killing a crook.

Should you think Darren Wilson is getting a raw deal out of this contribute to his defense fund
Checks should be made out to: Shield of Hope
Please mail to:
FOP Lodge 15
9620 Lackland Road,
Overland, MO 63114
Attn: Shield of Hope
Any questions can be directed to (314) 423-8003

Speaking of trash I see we have a young man from Delmar Maryland arrested for kidnapping, false imprisonment and human trafficking,  just adds to the reputation of Delmar.   
I understand the gang of teenagers that attacked an 83 year old man in Salisbury are Black.  If they were white it would be called a hate crime by our government but you don’t see that being talked about.
Yes it is getting closer to Christmas so things should only get worst.

For those who may have a history inclination below is some on-line newspapers links you may find interesting to search for your relatives or a local subject.   Remember newspapers back in the 1800’s picked up stories from other newspapers so it is not unusual to find a story about Delmar Delaware in a California newspaper.

First; is newspapers on line at the Nabb research center at Salisbury university  - local newspapers from 1745 to 1922.

click on search “the historical eastern shore newspaper” link.  Then type in a name or place or subject in the search block  

Second; is Chronicling America Library of congress nationwide newspapers from 1836 to 1922

again enter name or subject matter or place or etc in the search block. 

Third; Google newspapers archive

again enter the name or place or etc  you are looking for in the search block
Fourth; Elephind  this is a search engine that checks most all on line newspaper archives.  The down side is international so remember to select the United States filter on the left side.

Fifth; there is the Free Newspaper Archives that has links to a number of archived newspapers

Using free Newspaper archives I am currently looking at Star and stripe newspapers from 1918 to 1919 under the special collections quite interesting.




Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The 2014 Delmar C of C Christmas Parade

After a rain postponement, on Sunday the Delmar Christmas Parade came off.  About a half hour long but had all the elements of an Eastern shore Parade; elected officials, youth groups, cars, tractors, fire trucks, animals, marching band and Santa Claus.
Here are the Trophy Winners
Judges Award
Peddlers 4
Frances Crouch
Delmar Youth Basketball

Fire Department

Floats St Stevens United Methodist.
Cub Scouts Troop 827
Girl Scouts Troop 710

School Band
Delmar High School Band

Marching Unit

Most Unique
Mitchells Martial Arts

Best Vehicle
R Smith Farms
Buster Davis

and here is some of the parade;
Lead by the Delmar PD
Delmar Citizen of the Year
Elected Delmar Officials
More Delmar elected officials, Doing the "Driving Miss Daisy" thing is Jerome Reid Director of Public Works.
The "Peddlers Four" float and their store window downtown looks great also. 


Frances Crouch


Yes It is him!!!!
and finally wrapping up the end of the parade is the Delmar PD

as usual click on any photo to see a larger version of it.