Fall is time for football
This football nut is happy in his favorite time of year: the fall, when plenty of football games are on TV — I would like to see Navy play, but the ESPNU is not available on my TV and that is the channel I read where they can be seen. I used to go to home Navy games where I had seats in the press box thanks to the PR guys over there, but that has long passed.
The Ravens look like they are going well with Lamar Jackson at the quarterback position. Joe Flacco is still injured, but he may have lost his job anyway, the way Jackson is playing at that position. He likes to run a lot more than Joe ever did. It is a good thing Ruth likes football as I have it on most of the day and evenings Saturdays and Sundays; then again Monday and Thursday night.
I’ll never forget when we moved over the the Eastern Shore from West Virginia. I was 10 years old, and I walked down to Centreville High School and saw fellows playing soccer. I asked if they played football and the answer was no. I did not understand and was told that soccer was their fall sport. I was certainly glad to see football get started when Queen Anne’s High was built and I started going to all the games.
••• MAGAZINE CLIPPINGS Here are a couple clippings for magazines I have been reading recently, and I hope my reader-friends might have seen — and if you did not get to see ‘em, I’ll quote them here:
My Legion Magazine had this note under their “By the Numbers” column on an inside page. It claimed that an estimated 2.2 billion cell phones had been sold in the U.S. in
2018. Yes, that was Billion, with a B. And a recent issue of Reader’s Digest had this quote that I thought was interesting. It was doing a lengthy feature on the 26 letters of the alphabet and said this:
“You can’t say the letter M without your lips touching. Go ahead and tr y it.”
Oh, by the way, I subscribe to the Large Print edition of Reader’s Digest. It is certainly a lot easier to read.
••• DECEMBER CALENDARS Here we are into December and I’ll see what Queenstown Bank and the Museum of Eastern Shore Life calendars feature for the month.
Queenstown Bank shows a picture of a Kennersley Farms Dairy truck with a little girl riding her tricycle beside it. The copy read that 1934 the farm was located on Southeast Creek outside Church Hill that was owned by Will Hall. It said the girl on the tricycle was Barbara Kimble Anderson and it was her brother, Franklin, who drove the truck for the dairy even though he was only
15 years old and did not have a driver’s license. It went on to say that the wholesale price of milk was 19 cents a quart and retail price was 21 cents a quart.
The December page for the Museum’s calendar, which I am sure Bill Lampman put together, was quite interesting, at least to folks who live in Crumpton. It had pictures of what was termed “Early Crumptonians.” There was Nellie Virginia, Lloyd Carney, Francis and Mildred Carney, Hamilton Lloyd, Mildred Thawley Carney, and with her picture was a date of 1921; the other pictures with dates were, Ray and Mildred Till on their wedding day in 1925; and Harry and Nellie Carney on their wedding day in 1898.