Friday, September 16, 2016

Shabbat Shalom

Trump For President

La cabana is Gone

I see they have finally torn down the remains of the old Memories building north of Delmar opposite the long gone Delmar Drive in. The place has been around in one form or another since the 1960s when it was Triglia's Country House. By 1972 it was the Mark V which had a fire in 1979, and then it became an Italian restaurant in 1979 called Leonardi Mark V, then it was Memories restaurant and lounge and then it became La Cabana a Hispanic restaurant and lounge. In 2009 the building had a fire and then it just sit there and deteriorated down. Some time in the last week it was hauled off. I understand the bricks used in the building were salvaged from the Delmar train station when it was torn down. Now the only thing left is a concrete pad.
2016 it is just sitting there falling apart
2009 after the fire


above 1979


above 1972


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Delmar Heritage Day Celebration This Saturday

Starts at 9 AM downtown till 4 PM

check out their facebook page

So this is the weekend for festivals,  They seem to be all over the place.  Sharptown has theirs, This is Bike week in OC, the Woodland ferry thing is this Saturday, Cambridge has their summer send off block party, and Somerset county has their 360 year celebration in Westover.  and the list goes on..

Another Good Obituary

William Ziegler escaped this mortal realm on Friday, July 29, 2016 at the age of 69. We think he did it on purpose to avoid having to make a decision in the pending presidential election. He leaves behind four children, five grand- children, and the potted meat industry, for which he was an unofficial spokesman until dietary restrictions forced him to eat real food. William volunteered for service in the United States Navy at the ripe old age of 17 and immediately realized he didn't much enjoy being bossed around. He only stuck it out for one war. Before his discharge, however, the government exchanged numerous ribbons and medals for various honorable acts. Upon his return to the City of New Orleans in 1971, thinking it best to keep an eye on him, government officials hired William as a fireman. After twenty-five years, he suddenly realized that running away from burning buildings made more sense than running toward them. He promptly retired. Looking back, William stated that there was no better group of morons and mental patients than those he had the privilege of serving with (except Bob, he never liked you, Bob). Following his wishes, there will not be a service, but well-wishers are encouraged to write a note of farewell on a Schaefer Light beer can and drink it in his honor. He was never one for sentiment or religiosity, but he wanted you to know that if he owes you a beer, and if you can find him in Heaven, he will gladly allow you to buy him another. He can likely be found forwarding tasteless internet jokes (check your spam folder, but don't open these at work). Expect to find an alcoholic dog named Judge passed out at his feet. Unlike previous times, this is not a ploy to avoid creditors or old girlfriends. He assures us that he is gone. He will be greatly missed.
Published in The Times-Picayune on Aug. 12, 2016 - See more at:

The Little Building

I have talked about this little building in Salisbury on RT13 and Naylor Street - 1100 North Salisbury Blvd before, and how every year it is a different business in it.  Today it is a Mountaire Farms, tomorrow who knows?  It has been in the last ten years a hot dog shop, Radford's bakery, a bail bond place, A buy gold shop etc etc.

1959 Benny's Tavern Fruitland Md

Benjamin Waters

So That Is How It Happened

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

An Interview With Quinn Smith

Over at the Library Of congress is an interview with Quinn Smith who grew up in Delmar Maryland and attended school in Delmar, Delaware.  It sounds like she has an interesting job.

Go Vote

Today is Primary election day in Delaware.  Go Vote

Ground Broken For New Post Office - 1959