Friday, July 10, 2015

Friday Comments

Perhaps one of the nicest front yard garden arrangements is this house in Colonial Mill Estates on the Maryland side of town.  The photo does not do it justice.
I am a great fan of wild yarrow and Queen Anne's Lace.  This is growing over on York street.  I always have trouble telling the two apart.  Queen Anne lace is more of an umbrella shape flower whereas yarrow tends to be flat topped but you always come across that odd yarrow that looks rounded on top.


My poor corn is stumbling along.  I didn't expect much from it due to where I planted it but it has tasseled.

Speaking of stumbling I stumbled across this on the internet, the gravestone of Louisa Alcott.  I had been to her graves years ago and it was in similar condition with pencils, notebooks, stones etc around it. Writers write but I don't expect to see a hand come out and grab a pencil then disappear back into the ground. Interestingly the grave of Benjamin Franklin has pennies tossed on it.
 A penny saved is a penny earned.

our cats are staying low in the heat of the day under plants and bushes.

Obama spends $600K on new White House dining room the day after the administration announced they’re cutting 40,000 troops for budget reasons.
The old Doctor's building located on St. Stephen's property was being power washed today.  I think they are getting ready to paint the building.  In his yellow hooded raincoat and goggles he reminds you of one of the minions.

This house by Jewell and Bi-state has a continuous turnover of occupants.  About a month ago two plain clothes state troopers were there with their guns and clip board.  I guess they were trying to serve a warrant.  This week when I walked by it had a pile of household trash etc so I guess the owners cleaned it out after the last occupant left. 


Dr. LeCates house is up for sale .  Listed as a foreclosure at $51,500.  5 bedroom 2 baths was operated as 2 apartments, and not in the best condition.  The same as the house across the street that is up for sale it is located between two sources of noise in Delmar - the fire department on the east and the rail road on the west, thrown in the racetrack which tonight has been roaring away past 11 pm and your best hope for buyers are deaf people. Built in the 1930's this house on the corner of Second and Grove Street, belonged to Dr. Howard Elward Lecates. He had his office on one side of the building and his home on the other side. It has been a duplex rental property for a number of years. .

Dr Lynch, whose office was on the other end of the block, had the lion share of business in that time period. I have been told it was because he had easy payment terms versus Dr Lecates who usually wanted payment after he provided services. On July 19, 1945 Dr. Lecates decided, for reasons unknown, to kill himself and stepped out in front of a passing train in Delmar. It worked. Since he was a Doctor I would think he would have come up with a less painful way to died than stepping out in front of a train.


Time To Get Down With Paul Pincus and his orchestra

Thursday, July 09, 2015

How Democrats Get Their Voters

DHAS will meet tonight

The Delmar Historical and Arts Society (DHAS) will meet tonight at 7 PM at the Peddler's Four downtown Delmar.  The Public is invited to attend and share a story about Delmar.

Upcoming Delmar Maryland Election

There is an election on Sept 22nd this year on the Maryland side of town for a mayor and two commissioners.  This is your big chance.  You must file by September 14th. 

Although there is little in the way of campaigning signs in Delmar for elected positions the national election is much more graphic. In 1960, 1968 and 1972 Nixon ran for president (maybe Joe Biden too) .  A couple of the interesting signs forNixon were;

 and of course the 1956  Ike sign

and the 2016 election

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Last Day For Booth At Yardsale

                                                          Yard Sale !!!

Delmar Heritage Day is having a Community Yard Sale Fundraiser. on  Sat. July 11th from 7 am to Noon. State Street Park.

$15.00 for a 12' by 12' space. Fill out the form below or go to town of Delmar website and download newsletter and fill out form contained in it.

 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!!!

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Think About It


Cute sign and the local tomatoes are finally rolling in.  My Early Girls started producing a couple weeks ago and now the Better Boys are coming on.  There is also a yellow (actually a tangerine color) cherry tomato called sungold yellow that we planted this year that taste good.   

Hand Me Down My Walking Cane

As I have gotten older I find a walking cane is very helpful on those morning walks.  As I walk around Delmar I feel fairly safe - except for some parts of the Maryland side of town.  Now the cane started out as a aid in walking and a defense weapon.  I have been looking at some "improvements" to my cane that might be useful. 
There's always the sword cane.  But I think I would hurt myself trying to get it out and use it.
There is the cane stun gun and at $89 or so, it is not a bad deal - no doubt made in China.  One million volts at your finger tips.

and there are versions of cane guns such as

and Boris Palatnik  Co2 generated gun

but there are plans out there in the internet world to convert a single shot 410 into a walking cane.  There may be problems and issues with the National Fire Arm act, BATFE,  concealed weapons etc  
but weighed against getting your ass kicked take your chances.

Wow talking guns and have a Confederate Flag on the blog I know I must be on Obama 's radar.

Monday, July 06, 2015

The Time To reserve Is Getting Close

The Davis-Noble-Kinder family reunion will meet at Bethel United Methodist Church on Saturday, September 5, 2015. Registration begins at 8:30am and the Program begins at 10am. Our traditional family group photo will be taken immediately after the program. Our speaker this year will discuss historical research that is occurring on Delmarva and be proceeded by a  workshop on how to get started researching your own family.
T-shirts with the 1885 reunion photo (similar to the attached image) commemorating the reunion's 25th gathering will be pre-sold for $10 each. They come in Yellow only, Unisex sizes available Youth-2XL.
Lunch by "Hot Off The Coals" to follow: includes BBQ Chicken, Pulled Pork, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, drinks and ice cream. Cost is $15 per person.
(Please note that T-shirts and/or Lunch are Optional.)
Please send your reservations for lunch and T-shirts to our DNK Treasurer by July 15th:
Mrs. Judy Partyka
24084 Deep Branch Road
Georgetown, DE 19947
Phone: 302-856-7971 
Please contact anyone that you know in either of the DNK families regarding this event. We hope you will be able to attend our 25th reunion Saturday, September 5, 2015 and carry on the tradition! Bethel U.M.C. has a blue roof & address: 2381 Neal's School Rd, Seaford, DE 19973. For directions, please contact us.


Three Reasons To Be In Favor Of Abortion

Happy Birthday To Tom

Today Is Delmar Maryland  Commissioner Tom Luffman Birthday.

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Sunday Stuff

A few photos of Delmar Iowa - they actually kept their train station
Delmar town hall
Unlike Delmar which was named by the railroad for the two states of Delaware and Maryland.  Delmar Iowa is said to be a combination of the names of six ladies on the first train to arrive into the station, so yes it is train related.   When the train made it's first run it stopped at the new station and in keeping with the alphabetical order of stations coming from Clinton Iowa (the first three were; Almont, Bryan and Charlotte) the conductor wanted the station to begin with a "D".  There were six ladies on the train with the names Della, Emma, Laura, Marie, Anna and Rose.  Thusly "Delmar" became to name.
I found their town meeting minutes for June 2015 to be interesting

One of the things they do that Delmar De/MD dropped doing a number of years back is to show what bills were paid.  I dare say none of the elected officials see anything like this in our town.  They also seem to have their water problems and some complaints of excess corn dust. 

A couple things to thinks about;
If Hillary Clinton wins the 2016 election it will be the first time two presidents has had sex with each other

If humans could fly we would consider it exercise and never do it

Kids born in 2000 will never have to think about how old they are.

So Pucker up baby it is just going to get better