Saturday, June 06, 2015

D Day 1944

Salisbury Times June 6 1944

From Salisbury Times June 7 1944

Salisbury Times June 20 1944
Salisbury Times June 21 1944
B-26 bomber With D Day Invasion Stripes
In order for the allied forces to recognize their own planes and not shoot them down it was decided to paint white and black bands on the wings.  They were called D-day invasion stripes.  To keep it secret the order to paint the stripes was not given until June 3rd.  in the next two days two thousand transport aircraft, 870 gliders, 2,500 fighter planes and 700 medium bombers had stripes painted on them. As it turned out it was a waste of paint as there was no German Air Force left.  As we know from varies war movies only three German aircraft made a pass at the invasion force.

Friday, June 05, 2015

Delmar High School Commencement Tonight

As it says 7 PM tonight at the Civic Center in Salisbury

Day In The Park Tomorrow 2015

Tomorrow will be Delmarva (Delmar) Day In The Park.  Come out to State Street Park in Delmar and join us.

Above photo is of the Day In The Park in 1978 when it was called Saturday in The Park.

D day Minus one 1944

U.S. Rangers on a troop ship in an English port waiting for the signal to sail to the coast of Normandy

Wednesday, June 03, 2015


The 29th annual Delaware Law Enforcement Torch Run benefiting the Special Olympics will begin on Wednesday June 10 in Rehoboth but the real event is on Thursday at 6 AM June 11th when the Delmar Police Department will lead off the run that will end in Newark on Friday .  The "Flame Of Hope" torch will be carried from Delmar to the opening ceremony of the summer games at Bob Carper Center Univ. of Delaware.  Usually there are none to few spectators at 6 AM to see this event, since this may be the last run for Delmar Police Chief Hal Saylor and Lt. Robt Remo, as they will retire in July,  it would be nice if the town would turn out for it.  Hal has 34 years of service and Remo has 27 years of service.

Monday, June 01, 2015

Some Monday Comments

There is a meeting tonight.
 There is a Heritage Day yard sale coming up

Yard Sale !!! Delmar Heritage Day Community Yard Sale Fundraiser. Sat. July 11th from 7 am to Noon. State Street Park.... $15.00 for a 12' by 12' space. Look for form in upcoming newsletter. Go to PDF Uploads for a copy of the newsletter that has all the detailed info inside. Clean out your closets/garages and get together at State Street Park and make some money. Deadline for payment and application is Wed. July 8th.See you There!!!
The Short's Funeral Home business is going great guns.  I will say with the crematorium along side my house it has reduced the number of BBQ we have in the back yard - just something about cooking meat in the yard and next door they are cooking too.

I went to the Gary Horseman estate auction last week.  Actually I arrived before the auction and just looked at the stuff and left. Gary had said he had certain items of historical interest to me but the family must have decided to keep them as I did not see them.  I was also turned off by the 13 % buyers add on.  Everyone around is just trying to screw you over someway.  Anyway Gary's stuff looked pretty much like all the other "old" people stuff that is auctioned off so I left as I am trying to get rid of stuff not accumulate more.

They had a 5 K run in Delmar yesterday, actually most people seem to have walked it.  I sit on my front porch drinking a beer and watched them walk/ run over by the railroad track.
The above young thing stood in the sun in the middle of the street for an hour or so stopping traffic for the runners.

A week or so back my wife and I were out at Subway.  Now subway service varies.  Almost every time we go there, there is a new person in training so the sub is questionable.  They are always young and look down when they talk to you as tho they are scared to look you in the eye and they mumble in a low voice.  Since I am totally deaf in one ear and can barely hear out of the other ear I have to ask them to repeat everything a couple of times before I get my order in.  Anyway that is one issue there, the one I had mean to mention was this young girl who came up to two other girls in front of us in the line and started talking.  She said she was having a great year, new job, new house, and she was pregnant for a while but that was too much trouble so she got an abortion and told her "man" about it after the fact.   Now it is immaterial what your opinion is of abortion, it is the fact that "Susie Shackup" was talking about it in a voice that was loud enough that even I could hear her.  Now I assume since my wife and I are old we have moved into the category of "non-person", much the way waiters and waitresses are treated, who hear your conversation in a restaurant.  They are non-people and don't count in your world.  Abortion is personal thing and altho I think you should never be ashamed of what you do in life there is no reason to announce that news in a Subway.   Also I think it is interesting the number of people who are against abortion but support the United States in the bombing of middle east countries. 

By the way I put most of my historical articles and comments over on the Delmar historical and Arts Society blog located her;

The tour of Green Hill Church was successful
Bill Nelson gave a very interesting talk on the history and construction of the church.
while this tombstone was being explained a small black snake crawled out from under it
which created a slight panic until the snake crawled back under it. Click on photo to enlarge it
you will notice after that everyone has stepped back away from the stone and the talk continued.  The tombstone was cut in the 1700's in New England and the company that cut it is still in existence.

After a bad start my garden is finally starting to come alive.  Some seed I have had to put down three times before it was warm enough for them to germinate.  It was just a cool rainy spring.  The blackberry canes however have a large number of blossoms on them and should be a great harvest if I can get them before the birds and wasps get them.