Friday, December 11, 2015

Friday Comments

Tomorrow in Delmar is the Artisan fair.  Hand made items food etc will be available

I went to the Delmar Delaware Council meeting last Monday to listen to the first reading to release the annexed land Perdue is buying.  They say it is because the original paperwork specified a number of things that were related to a casino and it was best to remove them for simply an office building.  I understand Perdue has purchased the land.  The land will still be within the town limits.

There is some talk of a homeless shelter for veterans being made at a residence on Grove St. in Delmar.  It may be the best use for the property as the noise made by trains, racetracks and fire whistles certainly is a problem when you try to sell a house in this area.  I am not sure what effect noise will have on veterans.  I also don't know how anyone is going to verify they are veterans or just run of the mill homeless people.  It could be by calling it a homeless veteran home it is just gathering sympathy for something it won't be.


A photo from the past.  In the 1960's this is Doyle Lovett entering Ruark's store on Snow Hill Road.  As I recall Ruarks was about where the bypass and Rt12  intersect.

I finally mailed some Christmas cards which called for buying stamps as I was paying the price for them I mentioned I could recall only paying two cents a stamp at one time - he just looked at me as tho he had heard there about five times a day.  

I had always thought these personal drones people are playing with would be a pain in the ass at some point in time.  Now someone has mounted a flamethrower on one.  the person had previous mounted a firearm on one.   
Interestingly the Bureau of alcohol Tobacco and firearms (BATF) has determined that flame projectors are not firearms. They are somewhat like airguns, but there is no specific license requirements to own, transport or use a flame projector.  Since they have use in agriculture the feds don not regulate them. 

in the 1970's when flying was still enjoyable 


"Come, spouse of Christ." Used during the profession of nuns in the Catholic church 

The tumblr site "Cold hands warm heart" is a very enjoyable site for Christmas, winter, and autumn photographs  it is located here
there are of course a ton of other tumblr sites but I favor that one 

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Sunday Comments

Sunday Morning always a great peaceful time

There is a Delmar Delaware council meeting tomorrow night.  Two interesting things; first the audit report on the town and the second is the 17 acres that I think Perdue is going to build on. 

It looks like the town may be removing it from the town limits which means we will lose the taxes paid on the land or perhaps I misunderstand what is written on the agenda.  Why would they do that?

The land in question is the gray area above the words meadow Branch which happens to 17 acres.

Another shooting.  Again Obama refuses to say Islam or Muslim instead he is back on gun control.

 Remarkable to me that 600 people were in the building and no one had a gun to defend themselves - that gun control for you. 

We know how well outlawing drugs have worked, and outlawing any firearm isn't going to work,  and yesterday we celebrated another foolish law that was repealed called prohibition. 

and in the Sussex Guide 17 more people listed a legal notice that they were going to file an application to carry a concealed deadly weapon

I recently bought a bottle of wine from “How Sweet It Is.”  They have quite a selection now – for a produce stand.  I like sweet red wine and I refuse to pay over $10 a bottle for it actually more along the lines of $5, anyway this wine is a South African wine, called “Natural Sweet Red” by Robertson Winery at $9 a bottle (750ml).  It is a good wine sweet, no aftertaste like some red wines gives.  I would buy it again.  The one draw back is it come in a short (10")squat lightbulb shape bottle which may not fit on your wine rack, however it may fit well upright on your cupboard shelve.. It can also be purchased at the Wicomico County liquor outlets at about $8 a bottle.

Sunday Supper

If you live or lived in Northern Europe besides the dangers of being shot by Muslims, you would have put your shoes outside last night to find them filled with chocolate candy by St Nicholas this morning.  If you were bad his sidekick Black Peter (Politically Incorrect) would fill them with coal.  Speaking of politically incorrect  when looking for a photo to go with this bit of information I put in Bing the search term "Chocolate in shoe December 6th"  one result was a black guy putting on shoe. 

an interesting website is Think squad  covers a range of politically correct topics

White Privilege

A Sikkimese woman carrying a British man on her back, West Bengal, India, c. 1900
We all know service in retail stores generally suck and those of us who are old, we can remember when people knew what they were doing when they waited on you.  I wear a hat - not a baseball cap - an actual hat.  When I go to a department store to look and try on hats for some reason they never have a mirror in the hat area to see how it looks on you.  even the sunglass racks have mirrors - but for some reason the hat area doesn't and the shoe area and the  tie area doesn't. 
When I first married I would go shopping with my wife - definitely young and dumb - I caught on and dropped doing that but when she would go to Benjamins for a dress, she would try it on in a dressing room - an actual room not a stall.  The room had a number of mirrors and saleswomen from the different departments - underwear, jewelry, hats, shoes, coats etc would drift in with items that would match the dress.  They knew what they were doing.
It use to be when you went to the men's department the clerk would have a cloth tape measure draped around his neck and would measure your arm length or neck size or inseam for what ever piece of clothing you were looking for.  Forget it, most clerks don't even know what a cloth measuring tape.