Fall is time for foot­ball

Record Observer - - OPINION - Dan Tabler


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.

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