Does anyone know these ladies?
Once again another of my column’s faithful readers has come forward with a thoughtful column idea:
Susan Boone, Charlie Boone’s widow, sent me this photo the other day she had found in the county’s artifact collection Charlie kept in his insurance office on Water Street. On the back is written: ”Centreville 1948” noting that it was snapped on the corner of Commerce and Water streets, the town’s main intersection with Connor’ s Drug Store in the background, and says the two ladies are unidentified.
I cannot identify them and my wife and a couple other people could not identify them either. As Susan said in her note: “Maybe you can challenge Record-Observer readers to identify these ladies.”
I await your calls! (Oh, I just thought of something: I bet Myron Latshaw, who had a jewelry store next to Fox’s Store on Commerce probably snapped this photo. When not busy, he could be found standing outside the store with a camera taking photos here and there during the day.)
MORE ON DAYLIGHT
SAVING TIME! Time magazine had a short piece on the original point of Daylight Saving Time recently, calling it “mostly a myth that DST was begun to give farmers more time in the fields.” It said the farm lobby actually was against the DST idea and Congress repealed the law after WWI, replacing it with a new version in 1966.
David Prerau, an author of a book on Daylight Savings Time, claims it was politicians, including President Woodrow Wilson, who thought that increasing daylight hours would reduce demand for electricity and free up coal for the war effort. Nowadays, they are saying it has gotten more people to shop, a trend many retailers say today.
OK, I’ll not fight DST any longer, if it is helping the economy.
WE SUPPORT MPT We have supported Maryland Public Television for many years because of the many interesting stories and the commercial-free shows, which included that wonderful documentary the other night on Maya Angelou. Ruth and I both enjoyed it tremendously.
Of course, my regular readerfriends know that my favorite BBC comedy, “Last of the Summer Wine,” is a MPT stable and has been for many years.
Another of our favorite shows is Friday evenings, “Cesar Millan, the Dog Whisperer.” Man, that is some large van he rides around in these days!
He was quoted in Reader’s Digest recently and I kept the page. Here is what he wrote:
“I learned the roots of any relationship from working with dogs — honesty, integrity, loyalty. It’s hard to find a human to give you all three. But every dog, that’s all they know. humans are the only species that follows unstable pack leaders. Animals don’t ... Why would they?”
FIRST DAY OF SPRING This is being written on Monday, the first day of Spring, and the weather outside is sunny and bright, so I want to get this weekly chat finished up quickly.
I must go out and fill up the small bird feeder which was emptied yesterday by the birds, and also get another suet cake which hangs on the feeder’s metal pole. The birds don’t get to eat on it as much as the pesky squirrels that climb up to the metal cage and hang upside down to nibble through the little holes in the cage to get at the suet cake. Thank goodness, the larger bird feeder at the rear of the backyard is still rather full.