A Town On The Bay

By | Jul 31, 2009

Betterton is a small town of under 400 on the Chesapeake Bay. Looking at it today one would not know that during the 1st half of the 20th Century it was a summer resort with arcades and amusements for people to escape the heat of the cities of Baltimore and Philadelphia. There were daily scheduled […]

Top Movies 1975

By | Jul 25, 2009

Peter Sellers returns for the third time in the role of Blake Edwards’ blumbling Inspector Clouseau in Return of the Pink Panther. This was the first of the sequels to have Pink Panther in the title since it did have the famous Pink Panther Diamond that was featured in the original. Dog Day Afternoon was […]

It Was Perfect

By | Jul 23, 2009

Mark Buehrle probably breathed a sigh of relief when the long fly ball off of the bat of Gabe Kapler was caught by DeWayne Wise. Not only did Wise bring what would have been a Home Run back into the ballpark for an out, it kept his perfect game intact. Two batter later when Jason […]

Ice Cream and the Waffle

By | Jul 23, 2009

By some accounts the very first ice cream cone was sold at the St. Louis World’s Fair on July 23, 1904. There may have been as many as 50 ice cream vendors and more than a dozen waffle stands at the fair. One of many accounts has it that waffle vendor Ernest Hamwi made a […]

The Summer of ’69

By | Jul 22, 2009

When thinking back 40 years to the Summer of ’69, a year also made famous in the Bryan Adams songs, one will see that there are many things to look back on during this summer besides the Moon Landings. In baseball 1969 was the first year that the leagues expanded to 12 ball clubs each […]

Social Networks

By | Jul 21, 2009

The biggest craze today seem to be online social networks. A few years ago it was MySpace, then Face Book and now we are all in a Twitter. Social Networks are not new and in the future they will still be here, only in ways that some high school teen developer is only now imagining. […]

Or Did They?

By | Jul 20, 2009

It seemed to be an incredible accomplishment. Man not only flew to the Moon, but they walked upon it before the end of the decade of the 1960s, just as ordered by President John F. Kennedy in 1961. But it didn’t take long before there were those who not only said that reaching the moon […]

A Big Summer Event in Delaware

By | Jul 17, 2009

Harrington, Delaware is the home of one of the biggest events to be held in Delaware during the summer. The Delaware State Fair draws folks from all around the Delmarva Peninsula for an annual trip of fun and entertainment. The 90th annual fair begins on July 23, 2009 and continues to the first of August. […]

President Gerald R. Ford

By | Jul 14, 2009

Ford was the only President that was not elected by the people of the United States. When Richard Nixon’s Vice-President Spiro Agnew was forced to resign, Richard Nixon selected him to become the first appointed Vice-President as defined by the 25th Amendment of the Constitution. When Nixon resigned on August 9, 1974 he became the […]

Hollywoodland

By | Jul 13, 2009

The ‘Hollywood’ sign has turned into a major landmark for the area, but when it was installed on June 13, 1923 it was just an advertising sign for a new housing development in Los Angeles. Real estate developers Woodruff and Shoults called their development “Hollywoodland” and advertised it as a “superb environment without excessive cost […]

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