Mu­seum of Eastern Shore Life search­ing for World War II photos

Record Observer - - Opinion -

Bill Lamp­man, sec­re­tary of the Mu­seum of Eastern Shore Life out at the 4-H Park, tells me the mu­seum, along with the Centreville Flash­back group, are plan­ning a joint project about the peo­ple in Queen Anne’s County who were in the mil­i­tary dur­ing World War II. He said they are look­ing for photos of fam­ily mem­bers in uni­form or those in­volved in re­lated ac­tiv­i­ties dur­ing WWII. The pic­tures will be copied and orig­i­nals re­turned to the own­ers. Also any mem­o­ra­bilia from that era they would like to dis­play in the ex­hibit. They hope to have the ex­hibit ready for vis­i­tors at the mu­seum on open­ing day in April.

He also said donors who pro­vide photos or mem­o­ra­bilia will be given raffle tick­ets for a chance to win a $50 gift cer­tifi­cate for the Com­merce Street Cream­ery. Dead­line for the do­na­tions is Dec. 15, and the raffle draw­ing will be shortly af­ter that date.

You can con­tact Bill at 410-758-4729 or Bob Pino, for the Flash­back group, at Op­ti­cal Gal­le­ria in Centreville at 443-262-9415.

I know I must have some pic­tures around here of Dad and I when we were in Camp Lee, Va., dur­ing WWII; and Bill said that he al­ready has some photos and copies of V-mail that men­tioned Dad and one that has me in it. Well, he prob­a­bly is right, af­ter all, there are not too many of us WWII vets still around.

ROCK HALL FRIENDLY Did you see the lat­est edi­tion of Reader’s Di­gest, and the fea­ture on the 10 Nicest Places in Amer­ica? One of the fi­nal­ists was Rock Hall, up there in Kent County, which I thought was pretty good. They ended up with 283 nom­i­na­tions by read­ers and some 72,832 voted on the list.

Each of the 10 fi­nal towns listed were de­scribed and Rock Hall was fea­tured by the hand waves given by the lo­cals to neigh­bors or strangers as they pass on the street. It noted that Rock Hall’s motto is, “Nice Peo­ple Live Here,” and it is painted right on the wel­come sign as you en­ter town.

The list­ing and de­scrip­tion of the other towns in the fea­ture was most in­ter­est­ing. I hope my reader-friends who sub­scribe to the Reader’s Di­gest will not miss this ar­ti­cle.

ODDS AND ENDS Just had our new phone book de­liv­ered and am glad to see that there is larger print on all the names to the en­light­en­ment for us old timers.

How in the world could that id­iot who killed those peo­ple here and in Delaware last week get those guns he had and how did he end up on the street when he was so well-known by law en­force­ment with 42 ar­rests, 15 felony con­vic­tions and four mis­de­meanor con­vic­tions? How could any judge not have him in jail for a mighty long time?

It may just be me, but it seems like too many TV com­mer­cials are just plain silly and have very lit­tle to con­tact them with the prod­uct they are sup­posed to be sell­ing.

Bill Lamp­man men­tioned Centreville Flash­back in his let­ter to me re­cently. I know I don’t keep up with things around town like I did when edi­tor of the pa­per, but I have never heard of Centreville Flash­back. I’ll have to stop in Op­ti­cal Gal­le­ria and ask Bob Pino about it.

A re­cent is­sue of Sports Il­lus­trated brought back a few mem­o­ries of our sea­son ticket years with the Bal­ti­more Colts when Y.A. Tit­tle was quar­ter­back for a couple years. Tit­tle just died at age 90, and was league MVP in 1963 which may have been one of the sea­sons he was with the Colts here. He played in the NFL for 17 years. And the other item that caught my eye was the note about those New Eng­land Pa­tri­ots who have so much money they don’t know what to do with all of it, so they have bought two cus­tom­ized Boe­ing 767 planes to carry the team to away games. They are the first NFL team to use its own planes to travel to games.

It is still sum­mer­time — we have had fog a couple morn­ings this week, and maybe more as this is writ­ten early in the week. Well, I hope it stays warm for the World Se­ries that started Tues­day. Root for the Astros since they knocked off those darn Yan­kees to get into the Se­ries!

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