Friday, May 06, 2016

Friday Rain

Still raining

Still having road work done in Delmar, holding up traffic

The TGIF photo Charlie C's in Crisfield


In reading the Guide I see another 53 people filed for a application to carry a concealed weapon in Sussex county Delaware

Also there will be a gun show at the Nur Temple south of Wilmington on May 21 and May 22.

Like him or hate him he has increased TV news ratings by about 200%

Somethings look so good you can just taste them


and on May 7th, the Flagship in Seaford will be auctioned off at 12 Pm rain or shine.  3 Seasons Auction is handling the sale.  http://www.auctionzip.com/Listings/2700876.html


Government tells you what you can and can not do,  California has passed legislation raising its smoking age from 18 to 21 for most of its citizens.  This shit drives me up the wall, I personally don't think there should be any age limit on smoking or alcohol or gaming but the max I would go would be 18 years old and that is based on the draft age for the military.  If you can be drafted you are an adult and deserve to be treated as an adult.


In todays world apparently the baseball hat is the most common male hat worn.  Way back when I was a child, baseball hats were worn by children.  A hat often seen worn by men in that time period was the peaked or visor hat or chauffer hat.  No doubt a carry over from WW2 when men wore that type of hat while in uniform and it just became something of a standard after WW2 for men who were in some service related industries; mainly transportation.  Today it is still used by the military and police but generally has gone away as far as being frequently seen in the general populous.

The police still wear this type of hat altho currently it is in declining favor.

but in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s it was standard for brand name service stations attendants



and many truck drivers also wore the hat




bus drivers and baggage porters wore it



 and of course chauffeurs



ice cream sales people

milk men delivery people

Coke cola delivery people



it was a standard biker cap of the time
and a visit to the seashore and boating required the Captains cap

 

 

 



Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Misc Tuesday

Well I have grass and weeds up to my ass and it still rains. About ten days ago I was unhappy about how dry it was and now the opposite. Not much happening in Delmar the past few days, the carnival packed up and went away.

I did go to the Delmar Delaware council meeting last night and listen to the Perdue Agribusiness presentation about the land they purchased in Delmar. Delaware.  Judy Schwartz, engineer from George Miles and Buhr who is designing the complex lead the presentation with about six people supporting her.   They have 17 acres, on which is a tax ditch (meadow branch) and two other nontax ditches, so it shows there will be  a lot of discussions with the state, corps of engineers, etc about storm water management. They are looking at one large storm water drainage pond and two smaller marsh land type drainage area or ponds.  They are looking at a 30 to 40 thousand sq ft building that will house about 200 office workers.    A road (driveway will extend from RT13 to Stage Road.  Off of RT13 will be a right only entrance and a right only exit on to Rt 13.  Deldot did not see the need for a cross over (thank god as Deldot has screwed up the Whitesville road entrance and cross over).  The access on to Stage road will just be a normal access.  Deldot did not see the need for a turn lane into Perdue.  Parking will be for 100 spaces with an additional 50 spaces for over flow.  There will be a two acre plot to test corn and wheat etc with different type of fertilizer.  Perhaps the more interesting thing to me is there is an old cemetery on the property and Perdue wants to restore it and show it off as a heritage point highlighting the areas agriculture background. 


 We had two old cars that it was time to get rid of.  Both were to the point where they didn't run.  Not  knowing which scrap dealer to called we picked Kroeger's Salvage in Seaford (302-875-7750).  He came by in a rollback and paid cash (no checks) for the vehicles and removed them.  We mainly wanted to get rid of them but the cash was nice as I can pay more Vet bills.  The price he pays I am sure varies with the age of car and what can be salvaged off them, in our case it was about a  nickel a pound for each car.   I was pleased in dealing with him.
NS 3407 was in town last week

Grass is growing so the horses are bound to be happy.

 I received this comment concerning Farrah Morelli re-election run; 

Just an FYI, she voted against going to referendum. That was a vote against handicap Accessibility, Fixing the roof at the school, having a cop at the school, Teacher raises(Delmar teacher are the lowest paid in the state), and a new locker room (middle school students are currently changing in sheds and in bathrooms because there are not enough lockers for all the students) these were things that the school desperately needed and she voted no?? makes no sense. You want to be on the school board to make the school better, not for your own agenda. Vote no for Morelli.

Now  to me this is reasons to vote for her.  I was against the referendum when it came up and am still against the ongoing waste of money out at the school.  As far as I am concerned I will vote for her re-election. We need people on the board who will question what the school says they need, as schools are the worst empire builders going. 


The street light at the corner of First and Jewell is finally working again.  My daughter called DPL countless times about it and now it works.  Besides the street and sidewalks It floods my porch with light and frankly I feel a lot safer with the light working.

 1973 at Washington College
Submit your photos for “Happy and Healthy Chickens” photo contest

DOVER – The Delaware Department of Agriculture is inviting Delawareans to enter their best photos of back yard poultry for its 2016 Happy and Healthy Chickens Photo Contest.  The top image will be published in the 2017 Delaware Agriculture Calendar, and winners in each age category will receive a poultry-related prize pack and have their photograph published in DDA’s #FarmFriday social media series.


Judges will look for photographs that best exemplify the contest theme, “Happy and Healthy Chickens.” Judges will also be looking at technical criteria including resolution, clarity, and composition. The photos should accurately reflect the subject matter, with nothing added or removed from the photo. Age categories include: 5-7 years old; 8-10 years old; 11-14 years old; 15-21 years old; 22 years and above.

Hundreds of Delawareans keep back yard chickens in small flocks. Benefits include fresh eggs and a reduction in weeds and pests.  



 Don't you hate it when that happens?


People look at this photo in various ways, some says Jackie was hauling ass trying to save her skin, others say she was scooping up her husbands brains for some unknown reason.



I recently was reading an old (1996) book about the Clintons, it is called "Blood Sport" by James B. Stewart.  It covered those days of the Clintons and whitewater (remember that one?) , Vincent Fosters suicide, Bill Clinton womanizing etc.  Just brings back the days when the Clinton were in power.  I thought it was interesting the first paragraph read;
Hillary Rodham Clinton is called to testify before a grand jury, the first time a first lady has ever been subpoenaed in a criminal probe.  on the Senate floor, Lauch Faircloth, conservative North Carolina republican, calls her a liar
Let face it everyone considers her a liar.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Food Establishment Inspection Reports For Delmar Delaware

A look at the State of Delaware  Food Establishment Inspection Reports on the Office of Food protection website.  There seems to be only one inspection in Delmar in 2016 (Food Lion) so everything else is in 2015. The second to last columns show the date of inspection and the last column shows if there was a violation and if so the violation code and if it was corrected on premises at the time of inspection. 

   
Delmar Jr-Sr High School Cafeteria
200 North Eighth Street
Delmar
19940
Sussex
Routine
03/19/2015
None
Delmar Pizza
38660 Sussex Highway, Unit 5
Delmar
19940
Sussex
Routine
04/07/2015
None
Delmar Jr-Sr High School Cafeteria
200 North Eighth Street
Delmar
19940
Sussex
Routine
09/21/2015
None
Delmar Pizza
38660 Sussex Highway, Unit 5
Delmar
19940
Sussex
Routine
10/12/2015
3-304.15 /Yes
Delmar VFC
Po Box 143 Bi-State Boulevard
Delmar
19940
Sussex
Routine
12/21/2015
None

  

Food Lion (S980739)
Road 1, Box 4085-A
Delmar
19940
Sussex
Routine
02/05/2015
6-501.111 /Yes
Food Lion (S980739)
Road 1, Box 4085-A
Delmar
19940
Sussex
Routine
02/01/2016
None



Milano's Pizzeria
20 Pennsylvania Avenue
Delmar
19940
Sussex
Routine
02/19/2015
8-201.11 /Yes,
4-703.11 /Yes
McDonald's (S088043)
38667 Sussex Highway
Delmar
19940
Sussex
Routine
08/04/2015
4-703.11 /Yes
McDonald's (S088043)
38667 Sussex Highway
Delmar
19940
Sussex
Complaint
11/23/2015
None



Old Mill Restaurant
8658 Old Race Track Road
Delmar
19940
Sussex
Routine
04/07/2015
3-501.19 /Yes



Peking Cheer/New Dragon
38627 Benro Drive, Unit #5
Delmar
19940
Sussex
Routine
03/30/2015
4-502.11 /Yes,
5-205.15 /Yes
Peking Cheer/New Dragon
38627 Benro Drive, Unit #5
Delmar
19940
Sussex
Routine
09/23/2015
4-703.11 /No



Sports Nut Restaurant & Pub
8 Pennsylvania Avenue
Delmar
19940
Sussex
Routine
09/02/2015
None



Taste of China (S980877)
Road 1, Box 4085-D
Delmar
19940
Sussex
Complaint
01/08/2015
None
Taste of China (S980877)
Road 1, Box 4085-D
Delmar
19940
Sussex
Routine
01/08/2015
None
Taste of China (S150825)
38650 Sussex Hwy.
Delmar
19940
Sussex
Routine
04/17/2015
None
Taste of China (S150825)
38650 Sussex Hwy.
Delmar
19940
Sussex
Routine
10/12/2015
None



US 13 Dragway - Drag I
Route 13
Delmar
19940
Sussex
Routine
06/18/2015
7-204.13 /No
US 13 Dragway - Drag II
Route 13
Delmar
19940
Sussex
Routine
06/18/2015
None
US 13 Dragway - Oval I
Route 13
Delmar
19940
Sussex
Routine
06/18/2015
None
US 13 Dragway - Oval II
Route 13
Delmar
19940
Sussex
Routine
06/18/2015
None



Wawa (S077483)
Routes 13 & 54
Delmar
19940
Sussex
Routine
04/01/2015
4-502.11 /Yes




Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Election Day

Today is the primary election day I am sure by now the News shows have predicted the winner even before the polls close.




It is a great looking carnival going on in Delmar - stop by



I received today a 1964 photo of the Carousel in Ocean City.  Lee Donehower sent it to me after reading my 2008 post on Bobby Baker and the Carousel.  Interesting the Bobby Baker post is the most popular one on my blog.  The other post were #2 The 1933 Bank Holiday, #3 was Restaurant Impossible - Rascals, #4 Tractor Supply, and #5 The Rancher a Delmar House Style.  Yes a strange group but that is what happens when the internet surfs for topics.

  Can you imagine the outcry if someone posted something like this 1970 yearbook photo in their yearbook today?  and it looks like it was taken in the school.

Yes, as most of us, know there is sidewalk replacement in Delmar and traffic is screwed up

Summertime is here think before you put those flip flops on

The town was sweeping the streets on the Delaware side today.


Thunderbirds - formation

Mural Art In Northern Ireland
Irish Confederates were not as numerous as those who fought for the Union; an estimated 150,000 Irish served in the Union Army while only 30,000 served in the Confederate Army. Of the 425 Confederate generals, six were Irish. There were more Irish among the colonels, and they served in various positions, but many more Irish served in lower ranks - some in the Confederate Navy. One of the most famous Irish Catholic chaplains was Father John B. Bannon, also known as the “fighting chaplain.” Many of the hardest-fighting units included Irish within their ranks. The casualty rates were higher among the Irish than among other groups; these soldiers typically refused to give up where others would retreat. 






Speaking of the Irish remember this presentation going on in Ocean Pines tomorrow.
Irish Genealogy
The Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society is proud to present
 Mike Healy  
Irish Genealogy: Tips, Techniques, Tales, and Lessons Learned
Mike Healy is an Irish American United States Military Academy (USMA), West Point and Trinity College, Dublin (TCD) graduate, whose Irish grandparents came to America in May 1912.  He has been active in the Irish American community for over 30 years, with a number of past and present Irish American community affiliations
The presentation is an entertaining, beautiful pictorial presentation of Mr. Healy’s extensive Irish genealogy research experiences.  He will discuss proven research methods for finding your Irish ancestors’ origins and historical records, to include researching on-line genealogy resources such as Ellis Island passenger lists, U.S. and Irish census records, and 19th century Griffiths Valuation records.
This event is open to the public and is free.
Wednesday afternoon at 2 PM April 27th at the Ocean Pines Community Center, 235 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, MD 21811




Actually I think the below is Bullshit and recycling sucks

DNREC issues $40,000 penalty to Waste Management of Delaware, Inc. for solid waste recycling violations

DOVER (April 25, 2016) – DNREC Secretary David S. Small has issued a Notice of Administrative Penalty and Secretary’s Order to Waste Management of Delaware, Inc. for violations of Delaware’s Regulations Governing Solid Waste. The Order includes a penalty of $40,000 and $3,660 in cost recovery for the Department.

Waste Management of Delaware, Inc. is licensed to transport solid waste, operating under a Delaware Solid Waste Transporter Permit. Waste Management of Delaware, Inc. owns and operates businesses located at 300 Harvey Drive in Wilmington and at 226 South Railroad Avenue in Georgetown, providing solid waste collection services to residential and commercial customers throughout the state.

Delaware’s Solid Waste Recycling Law (also known as the Universal Recycling Law) requires all waste service providers to collect source-separated recyclable materials in a manner to ensure that the source-separated recyclable materials enter the marketplace and are otherwise not disposed via a landfill or by incineration. The Universal Recycling Law also requires waste service providers to provide their residential trash customers with certain recycling services.

DNREC documented solid waste violations by Waste Management of Delaware, Inc. in Wilmington, Lewes, and Selbyville at various times during 2015. Violations were related to Waste Management’s combining trash and recyclables from separate collection containers into one truck compartment, or by Waste Management not providing curbside recycling service as required by law.

Prior to the Secretary’s Order, DNREC also had issued Waste Management  notices of violation (NOVs) in June and October of 2014, and in January this year for failure to provide adequate single-stream recycling collection services to some of its single-family and multi-family residential customers. DNREC also notified Waste Management of Delaware, Inc. of the need to comply with all aspects of the Universal Recycling Law. 
           
The Secretary’s Order can be found on the DNREC website at http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/Info/Pages/SecOrders_Enforcement.aspx.

Waste Management of Delaware, Inc. has 30 days to appeal the Order.



1920 ad for cigar makers


As you can see from this post there is not much going on in Delmar of interest to me.