Awaiting the Olympics
Looking forward to Aug. 5, the opening of the 2016 Olympics in Rio since we have been following the Team USA swimming and track and field trials on the tube — which may still be going on this week.
It has been especially exciting to see Maryland’s own Michael Phelps, the all-time medals champ in swimming, do his thing. And we will surely see some fast runners in Rio after those young people competed in the races we watched Saturday and Sunday. I tried to win the 100-yard dash in high school, but was never fast enough. We did finish first in a 400-yard relay that I anchored our last year at CHS. I believe I even have a shot of me winning that race that my old friend and classmate, the late Woody Woodford snapped as I came down the home stretch.
HOW ‘BOUT THEM BIRDS Our Orioles headed into the All-Star break on a winning note and they have been able to hold on to first place with some timely hitting — we just have to get that side-winding Darren O’Day back in the bullpen.
I am happy to wear my Orioles T-shirt in town — the other day, some fan asked about it. I told him it was a “collectable” since it was produced back in 1992, and my daughter got it for me some time ago. You just don’t see this type anymore.
$5,000 a week? That’s what Publishers Clearing House keeps telling Ruth and I that we might be winning. In fact, we got three letters in the same mail last week telling us to be sure and “submit our entry in a timely fashion or lose out.”
There was only a few things wrong about those letters. One was addressed to Ruth Faller and another addressed to Rithb Tabler. Mine was addressed properly. I guess if Ruth wins, it won’t count since the name is so screwed up.
How many of my readerfriends are getting those $5,000 a week letters?
THE LAST CHICKEN
FESTIVAL Ran across the special section of the Delmarva Chicken Festival that ran in the paper back in June 2014 — headlining that it was the 65th and “last” one to be held.
The big two-day event out at the 4-H Park was quite an affair, and I don’t believe I ever found out just why it was not continuing. They started it back in 1948, according to a report in the special section. I remember going to my first one ever in Denton many years ago and wondering at that time when it might come to Queen Anne’s County.
I wonder what ever happened to that giant frying pan they used every festival to cook tons of chicken?
IT REALLY WORKS Remember that “squirrelproof” bird feeder Daughter June gave me for Father’s Day? Well, it really works!
We hung it on the finch feeder pole that we can watch during breakfast time and the squirrel climbs the pole but has been unable to get to the feeder. Ruth has also devised a way to attach the top of the wild bird feeder out by the rose garden so that those pesky squirrels have been unable to pry it off.
We got a lot of enjoyment watching out feathered friends on the feeders while having breakfast each morning. We can also see the bird bath and watch the birds drink and splash their feathers in it, so that I have to fill it a couple times a day.
I hope all my reader-friends keep a bird feeder or two in their yards.
SOME 70 YEARS AGO If there is room, I hope you will see the story this week about those high-flying Orioles of 1946! NO, not Baltimore, the Centreville Orioles, the Baltimore team’s farm club here in the old Eastern Shore Baseball League.
Anyway, just wanted to mention that I dug out the front page of the Sept. 19, 1946 issue and saw that Record Observer had a hyphen in the flag across the front page.
When did we drop that hyphen?