Museum of Eastern Shore Life searching for World War II photos
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!