Friday, March 31, 2017

Vintage Delmarva | A Glimpse of the past in Bethany Beach, Delaware

Some postcards of the southern Delaware beach towns and Sussex County that I've collected from antique shops or online sites throughout the years. It's a great look back at the area from years gone by and for more images see the links at the bottom of this post.

Traveling to the seashore in the early days
"Beach and boardwalk scene"

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Are we turning into Robots? The Case for Thinking Outside the Box

I'm torn between emotions right now, having been on my way to bed an hour ago when I roamed back over to my computer to shut it down for the night. And then durn it, I remembered I had to email someone....and post about an upcoming event....and then well, I'd sent myself a few links earlier today from my phone to follow up on....and here it is eighty minutes later. BUT, the reason I'm still here is this link. It's content is short and sweet; more of a question than an article; something that hits home so much for me that I had to settle down to review it and once that took place there was no walking away without commenting. THIS is home turf; stuff I know about; actions and reactions that I've seen and witnessed over and over again in my own small business. These are the things and the "thinking" (or perhaps, lack OF), which can murder off the mom and pop stores faster than a sluggish economy. The "fear of thinking outside the box" is indeed a killer and it's threatening everyone of us who isn't defined or covered by the protective umbrella of a corporate logo. (I pause here to insert an image I'd created a year or so ago and used as a profile picture to express my discomfort at watching people refusing to think for themselves......)

Friday, March 17, 2017

Gas and Steam Engines | Vintage Eclipse & Frick Machines of Yesteryear

I'm new to these enormous engines, a rookie amount giants in the fields of a few recent tractor shows where I stumbled upon them. Not expecting to see such machinery, I was captivated by their style, design and the look back to a time when life was so very different. Since they are such amazing and unique pieces I just wanted to put them together into a short photo-blog listing and at the end of this post you can find links to my albums on Flickr, 500px, etc. Here are a few sites where you can find out more about the Frick Company.

This first batch of photos was taken at the Eastern Shore Threshermen's Association show held annually in Federalsburg, Maryland.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Woken Up | the Alarm Clock of a Conniving Basset Hound

Please congratulate me for I have found the world's most annoying alarm clock. ** THIS CAN BE YOURS FOR JUST TWO EASY PAYMENTS OF $49.99 **

It all begins with a braying donkey-like sound which causes the user to bolt out of bed in a panic thinking that something is totally wrong or disastrous. Once out of bed you proceed onto the front door, believing that the braying indicated an urgent need for some creature to have access to the outside world IMMEDIATELY, only to discover when you get to the door that there is nothing there.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Delmarva Area News Sites, Attraction Listings and Places to Visit (part 1)

The following sites are sources of news and information covering the Delmarva Peninsula. This area located along the east coast, includes the state of Delaware along with the eastern shore counties of Maryland and Virginia. The peninsula is bordered by the Chesapeake Bay, Delaware River, Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, and while we are just a few hours from many major cities such as D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia, we are definitely a distinctive place.