Saturday, January 09, 2016

The 1883 Dodge City Peace Commission

Dodge City Peace Commission (June 1883). The Commission was formed to rid Dodge City of the violence that was terrorizing the city. Front, l-r; Chas. E. Bassett, Wyatt S. Earp, Frank McLain, and Neil Brown. Back, l-r; W. H. Harris, Luke Short, W. B. Bat Masterson, and W. F. Petillon

Friday, January 08, 2016

Auction Starts Jan 12th

Hudson and Marshall has this property up on an on-line auction starting Jan 12th
https://www.hudsonandmarshall.com/property/viewproperty/a02f7fba-0209-495a-82aa-58a935dcd848

It is described as 110 E. Grove street.  If the elected officials have their way it will be across from the homeless veteran shelter. 

It is in rough shape as an Indian had purchased it and rented it out as two apartments and you know Indian rental owners they do nothing when it comes to maintenance just collect money so the property is in bad shape.  However the property started out as a decent house.  Dr LeCates had his residence on one side and his practice on the other side.  There were connecting doors between the two.  After he died the property has become a number of things from a children daycare back in the 1980's to being split into a duplex and being rented out as two apartments.  Delmar has a regulation that says if a house that has been converted into apartments is vacant for a year it can only be used as a single family residence.  The elected officials on the zoning board in order to ensure my neighborhood stays a dump decided they would extend the provision and allow it to be made into two apartments again, in spite of the vacant one year rule.  No wonder Delmar is so crappy and you can't get people to buy here.  It reminds me of Church Street in Salisbury.  When I was growing up that was a nice section of Salisbury.  The city let it be taken over by slum lords and now look at it.  I don't expect any improvement in Delmar until we can get new people elected. 

Anyway back to this house a while back it was in foreclosure for $51,500  so I would be surprised if it was bought for that. 


O'Neal's Auction On Saturday

O'Neal's auction has some interesting items going up for bid tomorrow.  Their blurb is located here;  http://www.onealsauction.com/auction.cfm?ref=57422&ref2=626

Saturday, 9 Jan, 2016 09:30 AMSelling for Delmar, MD Estate & Others
Broad Creek Grange Hall - County Seat Hwy., Laurel, DE 19956Terms: Cash, Approved Check or Visa/MC on day of sale. A 13% Buyer's Premium will be charged on all items with a 3% discount when paying with cash or check. All items are sold, "AS-IS". Removal of items on day of sale.
 
General Information: PUBLIC AUCTION OF FURNITURE, GLASSWARE, COLLECTIBLES, KRUGER LOWBOY TRAILER, CAR, STEREO EQUIPMENT AND PERSONAL PROPERTY SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 2016 OUTSIDE SALE STARTS AT 9:30 A.M. INSIDE SALE STARTS AT 10:00 A.M. Furniture to be sold at 12:30 p.m.: Lane cedar chest, hardrock maple bureau w/ mirror, Deco walnut sofa table, oak library table, lamp tables, mahogany 3 drawer chest, Victorian pc. Parlor set, treadle sewing machine, oak youth chair, dropleaf farm table, bamboo stand, chiffrobe, plank bottom and ladder back chairs, kitchen cabinet, carpet rocker and many other pieces of furniture. Glassware and collectibles to be sold at 10:00 a.m.: Super Motoroar-R pedal car, oak gingerbread mantel clock, Hollybrook milk box, advertising boxes, rolling pins, copper boiler, crocks, baskets, Wattware, tape measure clock, old kitchen utensils, bookends, old radios, turn tables, speakers, music instruments, old bottles, washbowl and pitcher, brass scales, old Delmar RR photos, several early photos w/ oval frames, oil paintings, oil lamps, and many, many other items. To be sold at 12:00 noon: 2004 Kruger, 20,000 lb. lowboy equipment trailer w/ folding ramps, 1989 Ford Thunderbird car, 2 door, fully electric, auto, 6 cylinder, 76,910 original miles, estate vehicle clean. Showcases to be sold at 12:30 P.m.: Consisting of 14 kt. Gold jewelry, sterling and designer jewelry, silver half dollars and quarters and small collectibles. Terms: Cash or approved check day of sale or Visa/MC. All items must be paid for on the day of sale. A 13% buyers premium will be charged on all items with a 3% discount when paying with cash or check. All items are sold, AS IS. Removal of items on the daya of auction. This sale consists of a Delmar, MD estate and from local homes. This is just a brief listing of the many items at this sale. Two auctioneers will be selling. Preview will be Friday, from 10:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. Doors open sale day at 8:00 a.m.


Some items I looked at today at the preview
Bannerman, if it existed today would drive President Obama to cry all day.  They sold everything from cannons, to every type of gun.  This is a 1919 edition of their catalog.

 
 






You can never have to many cowbells
 

TGIF


Thursday, January 07, 2016

January 16 1942, The Final Cavalry Charge in the history of the U.S. Army

On January 16, 1942, the order pealed through the sultry Bataan air.  The battered, exhausted men of the 26th U.S. Calvary, of the Army’s Philippine Scouts, climbed astride their horses and flung themselves against the blazing gun muzzles of Japanese tanks.  To the shock of the cavalrymen and the Japanese commanders alike, the cavalrymen scattered and drove back the armored squadrons. -


Read more about this at: http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/139372#sthash.ZCjqPf4x.dpuf

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Some Comments on Tuesday

Marley, the cat, appreciates the neighbor keeping her Christmas balls on the tree.
Happily Marley belongs to her so I don't get blamed this time.



Fred Disharoon, a previous Mayor of Delmar, Maryland is trying to get a new sign in the down town area of Delmar Delaware.  His facebook page is;

I will copy what he wrote on his facebook page as I believe he wants the message spread;
Good Morning Delmar ,
Keep Reading very interesting.
Could you imagine a nice looking sign on the corner of main st.(PENN.AVE) and Rt 54 downtown Delmar.???To replace the outdated ADOPT A HIGHWAY SIGN ~!! Although the new sign (LIKE BELOW) would have The TOWN of DELMAR Shield and replace founded date.Add UNDER WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS with INDIVIDUAL SIGNS EACH WITH THE PLACES OF BUSINESS OF DOWNTOWN DELMAR LIKE MILANO'S PIZZERIA, PEDDLERS FOUR, DELMAR TAVERN , STAINED
.GLaSS BRIDAL, SHORT FUNERAL HOME,HISTORIC CABOOSE ,HISTORIC HIGHBALL AND MORE.. These business owners are trying to keep Delmar alive and need the support they deserve all year.The Christmas Holidays were a good example nothing as to a simple piece of holly and a bright red bow would have sent a good message to the business people, WE LIKE YOU ~!! A hope this idea gets to our city manager, downtown businesses and Chamber. Yes I speak with concern as a past Delmar Maryland Mayor of the days when the comprehensive plan for Delmar was created. I still have that concern ~~!!!!
Fred Disharoon
 
ASS BRIDAL, SHORT FUNERAL HOME,HISTORIC CABOOSE ,HISTORIC HIGHBALL AND MORE.. These business owners are trying to keep Delmar alive and need the support they deserve all year.The Christmas Holidays were a good example nothing as to a simple piece of holly and a bright red bow would have sent a good message to the business people, WE LIKE YOU ~!! A hope this idea gets to our city manager, downtown businesses and Chamber. Yes I speak with concern as a past Delmar Maryland Mayor of the days when the comprehensive plan for Delmar was created. I still have that concern ~~!!!!Back to my own comments, I was returning from the Delmar Utility Meeting last night and I took this photo of Stain Glass Bridal, looks a little strange maybe even spooky.

As always peddlers Four has a nice window display;
 
 
 
 
I have not done a book review in a while so let me post some comments on a book recently read called "The White Garden, A Novel of Virginia Woolf" by Stephanie Barron.  This is the first time I have read a book by Stephanie Barron whose actual name is Francine Matthews.  She has a webpage here; http://stephaniebarron.com/white-garden.php
From that page is this;

In March of 1941, Virginia Woolf filled her pockets with stones and drowned herself in England's River Ouse. Her body was found three weeks later. What seemed like a tragic ending at the time was, in fact, just the beginning of a mystery...

Six decades after Virginia Woolf's death, landscape designer Jo Bellamy has come to Sissinghurst Castle for two reasons: to study the celebrated White Garden created by Woolf's lover, Vita Sackville-West, and to recover from the devastating wound of her grandfather's unexplained suicide. In the shadow of one of England's most famous castles, Jo makes a shocking find: Woolf's last diary, its first entry dated the day after she allegedly killed herself.

If authenticated, Jo's discovery could shatter everything historians believe about Woolf's final hours. But when the Woolf diary is suddenly stolen, Jo's quest to uncover the truth will lead her on a perilous journey into the tumultuous inner life of a literary icon—whose connection to the White Garden ultimately proved devastating.

Rich with historical detail, The White Garden is an enthralling novel of literary suspense that explores the many ways the past haunts the present—and the dark secrets that lurk beneath the surface of the most carefully tended garden.
above Virginia Woolf
 
Now for those who do not know, Virginia Woolf was an English writer whose highpoint was between WW1 and WW2. She had periods of madness and committed suicide in March 1941.  The white garden is an actual garden at Sissinghurst Castle in England.  The book has a number of points that normally interest me, first a quest for an object, gardening, madness, Delaware, spy intrigue in the 1930's, and writing.
So the story goes Jo, a professional gardener from Delaware, is on assignment to copy the The White Garden at Sissinghurst Castle and replant the copy on Long Island for a rich client.  Her Grandfather was a gardener from England who as it turns out worked at Sissinghurst castle.  He commits suicide.  She encounters a manuscript that has her grandfather's name and it appears to have been written by Virginia Woolf.  She takes the manuscript, which is only half as the second half was torn out,  to a rare book dealer to be verified who in turns gives the book to his ex-wife, who takes off with it.  A chase around part of England starts in which onion fashion a new twist is given to the novel, enters a German spy, a couple of communist spies, a couple murders, the digging up of grave site, the tilting and removal of papers from a statue in a garden, etc etc.  The story just has a number of twists and new directions.  it also, by way of the Virginia Woolf manuscript keeps a second story of intrigue going.  In the end Girls gets boy and everything resolves itself.  The characters in the novel are flat and had not the story line developed in to new twists as I read it I would have found it to be a poor story. 

 
 

My wife coming out of the Stop n Shop with what she hopes is the winning powerball ticket

Monday, January 04, 2016

Free Coffee For The Friends Of Carl Anderton, Jr

On Wednesday, January 6th we're holding a townhall style meeting at Main Roots Coffee on the Salisbury Downtown Plaza. There is no charge for the event and everyone will receive FREE coffee from a great locally owned business. I'd love to see you and encourage you to stop by and say, "hi".

With your support I've been blessed to be able to work for you in Annapolis over the past year. It's been an incredible experience working with Governor Hogan and my colleagues in the General Assembly as we've been able to begin to foster a business-friendly environment throughout the state.

Locally, with the passage of the "EVO bill" we were able to allow local brewpubs to continue to expand, which will create up to 50 new jobs in the short term and even more in the long term. There is still a lot of work to do, so I'm asking for your continued support. Please consider joining Mark & Hala McIver, Muir Boda, Jackie Wellfonder, Shawn Jester, Joe Schanno and Bunky Luffman as sponsors for our Coffee with Carl event.

Sponsorship Levels

$500 Host, $200 Cappuccino, $100 Latte, $50 Espresso, $25 Coffee

To purchase sponsorship online,
click here.
If you prefer mail, please include sponsorship level in memo line and mail to:
Friends of Carl Anderton Jr.
P.O. Box 1314
Salisbury, MD 21802

We will be at Main Roots from 4pm to 6pm, see you there!
 
From The Friends Of Carl Anderton, Jr