Saturday, November 24, 2007
Hayman Sweet Potatoes
Turner Hill Produce (410-742-0759) sells them for $18 a box (about 34 lbs) I don't know if they ship.
Harris Market in Salisbury MD usually also has them but I don't know if they ship.
Friday, November 23, 2007
Delmar Water Works
The system in 1923 had a 100,000 gallon storage tank (standpipe) that was 12’ by 115’, a 20’ by 40’ pump house, four wells, two Deming Triplex pumps, 44 fire hydrants and five miles of pipe. It was know as the Delmar Water Works. There were smaller water systems in Delmar prior to this one but they served very localized areas and not the entire town. The standpipe served the town from 1913 until about 2000. As with any water tower it was a landmark and reference point for the town. The water mains serves both sides of town. Each town at that time was approximately one half square mile in size.
Since fire was a driving force for the water system (The town had two major fires, one in 1892 and another in 1901) scattered thru out the 1911 franchise are references to the fire department requirements; “The system of water works constructed under the franchise proposed to be granted shall be built so as to provide for an ample protection against fire…”, “would be 33 pounds per square inch of water pressure for domestic purposes and water pressure to throw a stream of water through two hundred feet of hose with a one inch nozzle to a height of at least 30 feet.” “a standpipe will be constructed to insure sufficient pressure of water in case of the breaking out of fire”, and “20 Fire Hydrants will be supplied”
The water rates spelled out in the 1911 franchise were;
The town will pay $20 per fire hydrant, per annum
Individual Customers would pay;
For one spigot, per annum $6.00
For each additional spigot, per annum $1.00
For stationary wash stand, per annum $1.25
For bath tubs, per annum$2.50
For horse trough per annum $4.00
For stables (first cow or horse) , per annum$1.00
For stables (each additional cow or horse) , per annum $1.00
By Water Meter per 1000 gal. per annum $0.30
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Black Friday Shoppers Lunch in Delmar
Some of the places you can sit down, order a sandwich or meal, and regroup your thoughts are;
Delmar Diner - On Rt13 prior to the State Line traffic Light on left
Pizza Boys/ Hardee's - also On Rt13 prior to the State Line traffic Light on right
Bistro 54 - After the RT13 traffic Light on the right, (Serves Mixed Drinks)
Delmar Pizza (Italian restaurant) - after the RT 13 traffic Light on the left (serves alcohol)
Goodfellas Italian Restaurant - In town at State and BiState (the other Delmar traffic light)
Sweet Delights Bake Shop - In town at State and BiState (The other traffic light) - good place for a sugar injection.
Linda's Railroad Cafe - Opposite the railroad tracks
Top Hat Cafe - Opposite the railroad tracks
Ron Paul, Presidential Candidate
Well, of the Republican Candidates, I would have to say I lean toward Ron Paul. He is in favor of most of the things I am in favor of, not that I have any hope of him actually coming thru and doing them if he is elected president. The first election I voted in was the 1964 election in which Lyndon Johnson, Barry Goldwater, and George Romney (Father of Mitt Romney) ran. I think I voted for Goldwater simply because I have an affinity for Arizona. Of the people elected to office I think I have been disappointed in all of them. In spite of this I do still vote in the elections in a continual hope that one day one of them will actually do what they say with their election promises. It is pitiful for some one to say they are not going to vote in an election because nothing is going to change regardless of your vote. Did you see that big 5% turnout of Delmar Maryland people voting in this past election?
I will wait and see how far he goes in this election, I guess my backups are Huckabee, McCain, Romney and Thompson.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Cajun Thanksgiving Joke
Boudreaux's Thanksgiving Dinner
Boudreaux, him, he calls his son who’s working in California. “Son,” he says, “me an’ yo’ momma is gittin’ one a dem divorces. After all dese years, me, I’m tired a puttin’ up wit’ her crap.”
“But Pop,” stammered the son, “you and Momma wuz good wit’ each udder….”
“Mais, no, son,” says Boudreaux. “Me, I’m tired a’ dis crap. We gittin’ a divorce. I’m so mad, I cain’t talk, me. You call your sister in Arizona an’ tole her what’s happenin’….”
“Pop, don’t you do nuttin’. Lemme call Sis,” said the son.
A little while later, Boudreaux’s phone rings. “Bon jour,” he says.
“Pop, me an’ Sis is gonna be there tomorrow. Don’t you and Mom do nuttin’ until we get there.”
“Okay, son,” says Boudreaux. He hangs up the phone and turns smiling to his wife Clotile. “Hon,” he says, “Boaf our kids is gonna be here for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow and they payin’ dey own way!”
I-95 Toll Evasion
Pirate Ship off Tyaskin
The Steamship Manhattan
Delmar Brick Adverisement
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
The Delmar Maryland Election Winners
Mayor Doug Niblett received 57 votes, ran unopposed so he continues as Mayor
Luther Hitchens with 39 votes will continue as Commissioner
Marlena Hodgins with 36 votes will be a new Commissioner
Reginald Lizotte received 19 votes
Chris Pittas received 28 votes
There was 67 voters plus one absentee vote out of 1,300 register voters. So about 5% of the registered voters voted in this election.
There will be a special Maryland council meeting on December 10th to swear in the newly elected people.
Today in 1966 the musical "Cabaret" opened at the Broadhurst Theater in New York City. Now I don't know anything about the play, but the movie "Cabaret" is one of my favorites. It came out about 6 years after the play and of course had Lisa Minnelli (in possibly the only role she is known for), Michael York and Joel Grey in it. My favorite song from the movie is "Tomorrow Belongs To Me".
Vote! Maryland People Vote!
Monday, November 19, 2007
Locks Of Love
My daughter, Susan, has been letting her hair grow for quite a while in order to donate it to Locks of Love. Locks of Love is an organization that provides wigs to children with long term medical loss of hair problems. Last night was the night, so she went to a saloon (About Faces) in Salisbury to have it cut it, packaged, and mailed it off to "Locks of Love". She still has enough left for it to be shoulder length.
I think it was a nice gesture Susan made. Locks of Love does have it detractors however, mainly they will sell the hair if it is not of the quality to make a wig and cancer patients, because the hair loss is temporary, may not always receive a wig.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
The Delmar Maryland Election
I would have rode around a while longer looking for signs but frankly the Maryland side of town has such bad streets I gave up. The streets seem to be one mass of road cuts, pot holes and deteriorating patches. I think the worst street on the Delaware side is better than the best street on the Maryland side of town. Yet, I rarely see any one show up to the Joint Council to complain about Delmar Maryland Streets, maybe they are happy with them - who knows.
Events this week
Of course the 22nd is Thanksgiving and Town Hall is closed the 22nd and 23rd.
Altho not in Delmar, on Saturday November 24th at 12:30 PM is a free production of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" given by the First State Children Theatre Company at the Laurel library.
ANTIOCH CAMP MEETING
Inside of the "Bower"
Closer to home, Mt. Nebo Church (West of Delmar) had camp grounds at one time. they were called the Fruitlands Camp Meeting Grounds. The Campgrounds, once situated southeast of the church, were abandoned at the end of the camp meeting era. No tents or other buildings remain. Any information, comments or photos of this camp would be appreciated.