Wednesday, April 01, 2015


Baptist Kills A Tree

Well you know the Baptist, one church group cuts a tree down and they have to copy it.  Today they are cutting the tree by First Baptist Church on BiState. 

However they are having an Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday

Saturday, April 4, at 11 AM SHARP
Delmar First Baptist will be having an Easter egg hunt -- rain or shine -- on Saturday, April 4, at 11 AM SHARP. Remember to bring a bag or basket for your eggs. Hot dogs, drinks, and chips will follow the egg hunt. Invite all your neighborhood kids and friends to the egg hunt, and then join us for the special music being held the next day,
Easter Sunday, at 11 AM.

And On Easter Sunday

Delmar First Baptist will be having a time of special music on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015, at 11 AM. This music will be provided by DFBC soloists and duets, as well as by the DFBC choir. Please come join us and share the wonderful news of God's love in dying for us at Calvary and the best news of all -- His resurrection!
For more information about this special time of music at DFBC, please call Sarah Webster at 302-875-5249.


A Little Trivia - The Mass killing of Dogs and Cats At The beginning of WW2 in Britain.

From an article by the BBC news -

In 1939 in Britain, due to the fear of lack of food for the general populous the National Air Raid Precautions Animals Committee (NARPAC) was formed. It drafted a notice - Advice to Animal Owners. This advise said "If at all possible, send or take your household animals into the country in advance of an emergency." It concluded: "If you cannot place them in the care of neighbours, it really is kindest to have them destroyed."

In one week, 750,000 pets were put down.  The first bombing of London in September 1940 prompted more pet owners to rush to have their pets destroyed.  Little memorial notices begin appearing in newspapers; "Happy memories of Iola, sweet faithful friend, given sleep September 4th 1939, to be saved suffering during the war. A short but happy life - 2 years, 12 weeks. Forgive us little pal,"

Historian Hilda Kean says that it was just another way of signifying that war had begun. "It was one of things people had to do when the news came - evacuate the children, put up the blackout curtains, kill the cat."


Own Your Own Labor Camp

On April 17, (Friday) Zeb B. Barfield, Inc will auction off a number of properties on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, one of which is a Labor Camp in Wattsville VA.

Asset #6  PHOTOS 60-63  Virginia State Rd 726, just off RT 175 Wattsville, VA
I think this labor camp was part of the mass farm land, packing houses and labor camps auctioned off in 2013 when East Coast Brokers and Packers Inc., a Mulberry, Fla.-based agricultural and development company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in March, 2013.
The bankruptcy reorganization plan for the company, controlled by Batista Madonia Sr. and his wife, Evelyn, calls for the sale of numerous properties in Florida, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.


Delmar Police Department Surplus Equipment Auction

Delmar Police Department Surplus Equipment Auction

April 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

Sunday, March 29, 2015


Vincent's Gift To Rachel

Dutch newspaper report from December 30, 1888: 'Last Sunday night at half past eleven a painter named Vincent Van Gogh, appeared at the maison de tolérance No 1, asked for a girl called Rachel, and handed her ... his ear with these words: 'Keep this object like a treasure.' Then he disappeared. The police, informed of these events, which could only be the work of an unfortunate madman, looked the next morning for this individual, whom they found in bed with scarcely a sign of life. The poor man was taken to hospital without delay.'
Rachel fainted when she got aware of whet he put into her hand...It was the whorehouse madam who would give the bit of ear to a French policeman


Palm Sunday - 2015

Yes Today is Palm Sunday.  Christians are marking it by holding Palm fronds.  Some fronds will be shaped into a cross.   Supposedly 2000 years ago believers waved fronds at Jesus when he returned to Jerusalem.

One, of many things I have an interest in, is the business side of selling religion.  It is a niche market but apparently a good one.  Beyond the vacation bible School kits being sold, there is also the palm frond sales for palm Sunday.  Palm fronds run about 3 to 5 dollars each, palm strips about 20 cents each, and palm crosses are about a dollar each (no doubt made by children in third world countries).

Some places selling palms fronds are

as with anything there seems to be a discussion about eco-friendly gathering of palm fronds and just mass cutting everything in sight. 


Great Obituary

Obituary – March 25

Donald Alexander Malcolm Jr.
Donald Alexander Malcolm Jr.
Captain Donald Alexander Malcolm Jr., 60, died Feb. 28, 2015, nestled in the bosom of his family, while smoking, drinking whiskey and telling lies. He died from complications resulting from being stubborn, refusing to go to the doctor, and raising hell for six decades. Stomach cancer also played a minor role in his demise.
Don cherished family above all else, and was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. He met his future wife, Maureen (Moe) Belisle Malcolm, after months at sea, crab fishing. He found her in his bed and decided to keep her. Their daughter Melissa was born “early” six months later. They decided to have a boy a couple years later, and ended up with another daughter, Megan. He taught his girls how to hold their liquor, filet a fish and change a tire. He took pride in his daughters, but his greatest joy in life was the birth of his grandson Marley, a child to whom he could impart all of his wisdom that his daughters ignored.
After spending his formative years in Kirkland, Wash. with a fishing pole in hand, Don decided his life’s calling was to yell at deckhands on commercial fishing boats in Alaska. As a strapping young man of 19, he moved to Dutch Harbor to fulfill this dream. Over the next 40 years, Don was a boat cook, mechanic, deckhand, captain and boat owner. Although Don worked nearly every fishery in the Pacific Northwest at one time or another, his main hunting ground was the Bering Sea. He cut his teeth crabbing; kept his family fed by longlining halibut and black cod; then retired as a salmon gillnetter in Southeast Alaska.
Don had a life-time love affair with Patsy Cline, Rainier beer, iceberg lettuce salads and the History Channel (which allowed him to call his wife and daughters everyday in order to relay the latest WWII facts he learned). He excelled at attempting home improvement projects, outsmarting rabbits, annoying the women in his life and reading every book he could get his hands on. He thought everyone could, and should, live on a strict diet of salmon, canned peas and rice pilaf, and took extreme pride in the fact that he had a freezer stocked full of wild game and seafood. His life goal was to beat his wife at Scrabble, and although he never succeeded, his dream lives on in the family he left behind.
Don is survived not only by his wife, daughters and grandson, but by his father, Donald Malcolm Sr; brothers Howard and Mike Malcolm; sisters Lisa Shumaker, Nicki White, Melinda Borg and Patsi Solano.
He also has many nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins who love him dearly, and deckhands who knew him. He will be having an extended family reunion with his mother, Winifred Thorton; foster parents Marvel and Dutch Roth, brothers Larry and Steve Malcolm, sister Doodie Cake, and other assorted family and friends who died too young

Friday, March 27, 2015


Some Friday Comments

Rain will it never end?  My yard is a mud hole.

I stopped by Mason Dixon Auction today to look at what is for sale tonight.  As you know he lets people preview the items starting at noon, auction starts at 4 PM and furniture is sold at 9:30.  There is this really large bell there tonight which looks interesting.

Their website is at

As everyone in town has noticed the Boulevard Beer/ Cheers convenience store has a name change to Corner Market.
When the weather permits, I have been leaning toward walking the railroad tracks for my morning walks
work has been going at the water wells
Well 3A is be worked on
Well 3A is 143 feet deep, which puts it in the Columbia aquifer. This well can draw 750 GPM. 
You may remember it from this post I did in 2007 on the water plant

We are currently using Well 2A which is 205 feet deep which puts it in the Manokin Aquifer. It can pump 1,000 GPM.

I see where Gordy's Pub ( GP of Seaford, LLC) has applied for a taproom and Sunday license.  If anyone wants to object, and I don't know why you would since they have been there a while now, you can file your protest with the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner.


Delmar Spring Cleanup


Little League Parade April 11th


Tomorrow - Maybe - Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt

Yes the Easter Egg hunt did occur and below are the winners.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Sign Up For Work

May 16, 2015-9:00 am. Delmar Citizen Participation Day. Project:- Delmar Historic Building Renovation. Scrape building of flaking paint in preparation for painting contractor. The purpose is to renovate the building to house Delmar Historic Museum and to hold community based civic organization meetings. Contact the Clerk at Town Hall to sign up. Interested parties (18 years and older) are requested to provide your contact information on the sign-up sheet.


Delmar planning and Zoing Tomorrow Night

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Today 70 Years Ago The Rhine River Was Crossed

Crossing the Rhine 24 -31 March 1945: C-47 transport planes release hundreds of paratroops and their supplies over the Rees-Wesel area to the east of the Rhine. This was the greatest airborne operation of the war. Some 40,000 paratroops were dropped by 1,500 troop-carrying planes and gliders

US Glider troops after landing near Wesel

32d Troop Carrier Squadron Douglas C-47Ataking off from Poix Airfield (B-44) France, during Operation Varsity, 24 March 1945
Men of the 1st Cheshire Regiment crossing the Rhine in Buffaloes at Wesel

Handley Page Halifaxes and Short Stirlings tow Airspeed Horsa gliders over the French countryside shortly after crossing the English Channel, en route to the landing zones east of the River Rhine

"I drew an assault boat to cross in-just my luck. We all tried to crawl under each other because the lead was flying around like hail."Crossing the Rhine under enemy fire at Saint Goar, March 1945. Army

Today, 70 years ago the Rhine river was crossed near Xanten in Germany. The attack consisted of an Airborne assault (Varistiy) and a Amphibious assault (Plunder). Two Divisions of Airborne troops and four infantry divisions were used in the initial assault.  Operations Varsity was a joint American, British and Canadian airborne operation, it involved more than 16,000 paratroopers of the British 6th Airborne division and the American 17th Airborne. They were flown in by several thousand aircraft,Operation Plunder was the crossing of the River Rhine by the British 2nd Army (The 51st Highland Division and the 15th Scottish Division) and the US Ninth Army (30th and 79th Division it was the largest airborne operation in history to be conducted on a single day and in one location.

Monday, March 23, 2015


Today Is National Puppy Day

Sunday, March 22, 2015


Just Can't Ever Please Them


From The Past in Delmar 1995

From The State Register December 22, 1995
Sarah Webb, Katie Collingsworth, Jack Webb, Chad Culver, Teena Clark, Advisor Joyce Taylor and Casie Culver.




Nook's Drive-In Crisfield 1962

Friday, March 20, 2015


Spring is here

Thursday, March 19, 2015


The Cost Of WW2 Guns

Over at War History On-Line  There is an interesting article about the cost of guns in WW2.

Monday, March 16, 2015


Rt 54 Bargain Outlet

On my morning walk I stopped by Route 54 Outlet.  They have a constant turnover of things.  Today it was slot machines for $400 each and some gaming tables.

They sell washer and dryers for $99 each with a guarantee.

They say they are pleased with being in Delmar and I am pleased a business in doing well in town.


Heaven Defined

Sunday, March 15, 2015


A Tom Carper Message

Excerpts from Tom Carper "Carper Connection"

Every year, members of Congress nominate young men and women for the opportunity to be appointed for acceptance into the Air Force Academy, the Merchant Marine Academy, the Military Academy and the Naval Academy. Students accepted into these programs are given a unique opportunity to obtain an excellent education, serve their country and gain valuable leadership skills that will guide them in their future.

Knowing the impact military service had on my life, I take this opportunity very seriously. As a former Naval Flight Officer and retired U.S. Navy Captain, I appreciate how the benefits of military and public service shape one's future. Although I didn’t have the honor of attending a service academy, I learned the value of combining an education with military service while I was in the ROTC program at The Ohio State University.

The application process to be one of my nominees for appointment to a U.S. Service Academy opens TODAY, March 15, 2015. The application deadline is October 15th, 2015.

I urge young Delawareans to consider this option and consider applying to multiple service academies. Interested students can access the online application by visiting my website here. For more information regarding the application process, contact Laura Wisler, my Kent County director, at (302)-674-3308 or


WW2 Soviet In Navy Uniform

The Man did a lot of accessorizing on his outfit

Soviet partisan dressed in his navy uniform. It’s interesting because during WW2 lots of Soviet sailors fought on the land (most probably due to Germans destroying their ships in the beginning of the war) and they proudly worn their hat and uniform everywhere. Most of Soviet Navy uniforms were black, so when Germans first saw the sailors charging them, they called them “Black Death

From   on Tumblr


Delmar School Board Election In May

The School board seat held by David Burton will be up for election this year.  Since Mr. Burton did not file for re-election the choice is between Becky Neubert and Ray Vincent.  The Election is on May 12, 2015.  It is for a five year term. 

Becky Neubert 36323 Mt. Herman Circle., Delmar DE. 19940 Date Filed: 03/06/2015
Raymond T. Vincent Jr. 14418 Arvey Rd., Laurel DE. 19956 302-875-5707 Date Filed: 03/06/2015 Email:

Saturday, March 14, 2015


Cara Tamosaitis

I see Cara Tamosaitis tombstone made the website Geographically Yours Cemeteries


A Sampler

Some women sew samplers that say "Home Sweet Home" and then there are the other ones


Yes The Downfall


From The Queen Of Moonbeams and Magic

I came across this in a Red Hat Society Cookbook and decided since Jo Anne Schultz
 was from Delmar I would post it.


1920 ad Rosenfeld & Co. Pocomoke City MD

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