Friday, November 25, 2016

Lee Harvey Oswald Was Buried Today in 1963

On Nov. 25, 1963, the same day that more than 1 million people lined the streets of Washington, D.C., for a glimpse of Kennedy's elaborate funeral, Oswald was buried in front of his widow, Marina; mother, Marguerite; and brother, Robert. No other mourners showed up. News reporters at the scene filled in as pallbearers.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Kanye West and the Delmar Connection

Since Kanye West is back in the news again let me point out a Delmar connection to him.  In Donda West book "Raising Kanye Life lessons from the mother of a hip hop Superstar" she talks about Kanye West's grandparents; James Frederick West and Fannie B. Hooks West.  At various times in their life they lived in Delmar (James was born in Delmar) .  They would eventually move to Wilmington, Delaware.  Both would die within one day of one another in 2006.  James F. West father and mother were; Virgil Henry west and Estella Elizabeth Selby West who lived in the Delmar area. James and Fannie West son, Raymond, was the father of Kanye West. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Fox International Revue Comes To Delmar 1989

In May of 1989 the Delmar Ladies Auxiliary of the Fire department sponsored an all male revue at the fire hall.  Filled to capacity, the women watched Fox, Mustang, Flash, Rebel, and Jaguar do their stuff.  The 400 women paid ten dollars each for the show.

Misc Tuesday

sometime when you want to check out your neighbor or friend to see if he or she has any cases in the Maryland court system you can go to Maryland Judiciary Case search and do a search on them.  It doesn't give much details but it does show if they have a record.  Here is a link;

If you find they are in a Maryland State Jail you can go to "Maryland DOC inmate Locator" and find where they are housed and their inmate number.

For a week or more fresh cut Christmas trees have been for sale.  Can you imagine how dry they must be by Christmas time. 

I suffer traffic and fools poorly and this is the beginning of the season for both. 

Hospital time:  I have been visiting someone in the hospital and I have decided  once you enter a hospital you enter a time warp as time creeps by really slow.  After you have spent a reasonable visit time with someone you look up at the clock and find you have only been there five minutes. 

A reminder that the past happened in color; above are the colors of the World War II US Navy. Colors on the left are the “fleet colors”, mostly different shades of grey and blue; colors on the right are the “amphibious colors”, for coastal operations.

above is a good explanation of the use of the colors.

This ad is from The Bayonet 1943 February 01.  It was an army Newspaper - Ft Benning, GA.  Now I thought Silhouettes were something that was over with by 1900 but here you see it was still an active art form in 1943.  Certainly cheap enough.

The 1970s and 80s had Shirley's Place south of Seaford.  Shirley Magidoff came over from around Laurel, Maryland where she had a Used car lot.  She set up shop in Seaford.  Know for her flamboyant cowboy shirts and Levis plus her car sale slogans.  She was in business for about 10 years.  She married Max Dubin in 1976 and her life ended at age 59 in 1985 when she was struck by a car while out walking on the road near Bethel, Delaware. 

The USS Constitution "Old Ironsides" is in Charlestown navy yard Dry Dock for restoration work.  Mostly hull planking work and copper sheathing .  There is cam set up to take a picture of the ship every 20 minutes.
and all sort of websites on it.  is a good blog on the work.

I recently read "The Crossing" by Cormac McCarthy.  It is part of a trilogy and I have not read the other two.  Now for those who may not know McCarthy he wrote "No County For Old Men" One of the classics of film.  And the movie followed the book reasonably closely except there was more in the book.   I must say there is no happiness in his books.  What ever the main character may do, it ends up bad, usually killing if not himself at least everyone around him.  The Crossing follows the same pattern.  His books are always interesting but God they are depressing.

So the question is "is the singles any better than the can?"

1968 Playboy Ad  Back when Bill Crosby was the good Black guy