Saturday, April 18, 2015
The History of Pocomoke River State Park
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Sussex County Genealogical Society Meets Saturday
These records are often not online, so they may only be viewed at a government agency. As the old saying goes, “Nothing is sure except death and taxes.” Since everyone's ancestors have paid taxes since they first arrived in America, these records can be used to follow them through their travels in America.
The Sussex County Genealogical Society is an organization dedicated to promoting genealogy and education to encourage and instruct in genealogical research. The scope of interests reaches far beyond Sussex County and members concentrate on providing good and useful information to those researching their ancestry.
The Advantages Of Being Retired
Looking for Pansies
I finally purchased a flat of pansies at lakeside Greenhouse in Laurel Delaware run by Craig and Jill Rice.
The Website For Second Chance Baby Boutique
Actually, as far website design goes, it is pretty good for second hand baby clothes.
It is in the old Stainglass bridal store on bi-State Blvd.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Being Politically Correct in the Aftermath of the Sinking of the Titanic
From "The Titanic Disaster Hearings"
Edited by Tom Kuntz
The Morning Walk
I dilly dally around so long on my walk before I got back 7619 was returning
walking pass the little league grounds I saw a couple of these batting cages
I think it is interesting that the little league can afford this, with netting, and Wood Creek golf course says they can't afford to put netting up to stop the golf balls from going onto Bi-State Blvd and hitting vehicles or landing in people's yards.
A Delmar police auction is coming up this weekend
Delmar Police Department Surplus Equipment AuctionApril 18, 2015
400 S Pennsylvania Avenue Delmar, MD 21875
PUBLIC AUCTION Delmar Police Department Auction of Surplus & Seized Property TRUCKS-FRONT END LOADER-POLARIS RANGER ATV's-HD SCISSORS LIFT-GENERATORS-EQUIPMENT Saturday April 18, 2015 at 10 AM Old Delmar PD 400 S. Pennsylvania Ave. Delmar, MD VEHICLES/LOADER: 2001 GMC C7500 4X4 with Caterpillar engine 23,000 miles, 2008 Freightliner truck tractor 2,300 miles, (2) 1988 Navistar International dump trucks 10,300 and 11,000 miles, (3) stake bed trucks including a 1992 International 4900 22,000 miles, 1987 Navistar International F1954 6,000 miles, 1988 Navistar International 5,600 miles, 1984 Case scoop type loader, (3) Polaris ATV's, (4) 2008 Mag International Tmag utility trucks, 2004 & 05 Keystone camper trailers, (2) Silver Eagle trailers, trailer mounted generators and more. EQUIPMENT: HD aerial work platform (scissors lift), Tilt a Lift S15A, 100 KW generator, (2) Crown mortar mixers w/ Yanmar diesel, Quincy PLT15 compressor, Wallace Products trestle crane, (2) trailer mounted message boards, Miller Syncrowave 250 welder, 1-1 ½ inch centrifugal pumps, Wisconsin 4 cylinder engines model V465D, diesel engines sealed in crate, Yanmar diesel generator, (2) Honda EX4500 generators, Continental commercial refrigerator, fuel transfer pump, (2) Hamilton HD safes, cargo hooks, water dispensing reel & hose assembly, hand tools, load binders, tarps, tents, cots, and much more. Much of the equipment is in new condition and has never been used. This is a partial list. Vehicle Inspection: By appointment or 8:00 am day of sale. Terms: Cash, credit card or check approved by auctioneer on day of sale. 10% buyer's premium with credit card usage. All items sold "AS IS". Vehicles must be removed day of sale. Call auctioneer for information. EAStern SHORE AUCTIONS Auction Hotline 443-235-5717 or 410-548-3137
some of the items are parked on the roadside opposite the old police station
makes you wonder why in the hell the Delmar police department has this type of equipment.
Don't know where they are made but they look like they would be good on a chicken farm etc.
and finally today it is not only tax day but my brother's birthday, so Happy Birthday Alan.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
RMS Titanic Hits iceberg Today
Maj. Arthur Peuchen, first class passenger: Sunday evening I dined with my friends, Markelham Molson, Mr. Allison and Mrs. Allison; and their daughter was there for a short time. The dinner was an exceptionally good dinner. It seemed to be a better bill of fare than usual, although they are all good. After dinner my friends and I went to the sitting-out room and had some coffee...I then went to the smoking room and joined Mr. Beatty, Mr. McCaffery and another English gentleman who was going to Canada. We sat chatting and smoking there until probably twenty minutes after 11, or it may have been a little later than that. I then bid them a good night ... I had only reached my room and was starting to undress when I felt as though a heavy wave has struck our ship ... Knowing that it was calm night and that it was an unusual thing to occur on a calm night, I immediately put my overcoat on and went up on deck. As I started to go through the grand stairway I met a friend who said "Why, we have struck an iceberg..."
From "The Titanic Disaster Hearing: the official transcripts of the 1912 Senate Investigation" Edited by Tom Kuntz
I'd never stand in line again
Supposedly it is from the book of Ronald Kessler "In the President's Secret Service - Behind the scenes with agents in the line of fire and the Presidents they protect" Below are just snippets of comments supposedly from the book. Most you have heard before but some are surprising.
JOHN & JACQUELINE KENNEDY
The real deal, moral, honest, respectful and dignified. They treated Secret Service and everyone else with respect and honor, thanked everyone all the time.
Monday, April 13, 2015
Train Trivia - Train Burnout
Train burnout occurs when the train is using multiple locomotives. Usually there are only people in one locomotive and the other locomotives are controlled by remote control. So the train stops and one locomotive doesn't get the word to stop so it continues to run only the rest of the train which is stopped holds it in place and the wheels just spin away wearing the track down under the wheels.
Once a divot is made in the track, the surface area of the wheel-track contact goes up and makes the whole situation even worse. Trains actually use sand to increase friction on the top of the rail while providing a barrier so the wheels in high torque, low speed situations don't melt the rails. http://science.howstuffworks.com/transport/engines-equipment/diesel-locomotive3.htm
There are other reasons why it happens like the locomotive can't get a grip on the track and just sits there spinning. You may recall seeing trains start up and the wheels spin until they grab traction on the track and begin to move. Basically the engines have so much torque they if they rev too quickly the wheels just spin under the engine, grinding away at the track - with enough friction to even start melting it a bit. The load they carry has way too much mass to be pulled that quickly