The ‘Real’ Pirates of the Caribbean

By | Jun 30, 2009

Edward Teach – Blackbeard He originally served as a British privateer based in Jamaica. Privateers were privately owned ships hired by the British government to attack and plunder French and Spanish ships during the war.  After the war he just continued.  He stole a ship Queen Anne’s Revenge and set up a base in North […]

The Little Ice Age

By | Jun 29, 2009

Between 1400 and 1850, areas of the earth had three periods when the weather got cooler with the minima being around 1650, 1770 and 1850.  Scientist term this period the Little Ice Age.  While there is a disagreement on when it began, there is agreement that in ended in the mid 19th century. The Little […]

Facts about Delmarva

By | Jun 27, 2009

The Delmarva Peninsula occupies portions of three states. It’s named is formed from letters from Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. The peninsula has a land area of nearly 6,000 square miles. There are 2000 miles of coastline for the Chesapeake Bay, 381 miles for the Delaware Bay and 150 miles coastline on the Atlantic Ocean. The […]

Top Movies of 1973

By | Jun 21, 2009

Clint Eastwood returns as Dirty Harry Callahan in Magnum Force. And like all of the Dirty Harry movies there is a catch line or sentiment that appears throughout the film. In this one it was, “A man has to know his limitations”. The story of star-crossed lovers played by Robert Redford and Barbra Streisand is […]

Lesser-known famous African-Americans

By | Jun 19, 2009

Hiram Rhoades Revels (1822-1901) Revels was born a free man of African-American and Indian descent in North Carolina, a slave state. Revels was ordained as a minister by the African Methodist Church ministering in many states before eventually settling in Baltimore Maryland. During the Civil War he lend his support for the Union cause in […]

It’s More than Dad’s Day

By | Jun 17, 2009

We are less than a week away from Father’s Day. Have you planned on what you may want to do with your Dad? Time passes too quickly and changes occur too fast. Enjoy the time you have with your Dad and life in general. It will all change in too quick of a time and […]

The Would Be First Lady

By | Jun 15, 2009

The election of 1828 was not a pretty election. It was a rematch between the same candidates of the 1824 contest between John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson. Jackson felt he should have been the incumbent since he had received the most popular votes as well as Electoral votes. However none of the top four […]

A Political Town

By | Jun 12, 2009

Federalsburg, Maryland is located in southern Caroline county on the Delmarva Peninsula at the headwaters of the Marshyhope Creek. The creek flows into the Nanicoke River and was known in colonial times as a northwest fork of the Nanticoke River. In 1789 a store was established there around a bridge that was used for traffic […]

The Lights are Bright

By | Jun 9, 2009

Even though I have never seen a show in a Broadway Theatre or for that matter seen many shows anywhere, in fact I may have appeared in more shows than I have seen, I have been a fan of Broadway since the early 1970s. Most of my experience has been through Cast albums and on […]

The Music of Ozzie Nelson and Harriet Hilliard

By | Jun 8, 2009

Depending upon one’s age will depend on how you remember the entertainment couple Ozzie and Harriet Nelson. Most will know of them from the TV series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet one of the shows popular in early television. Others will know them as the father to Ricky Nelson, who also appeared on their […]

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