Merry Christ­mas to my reader-friends

Record Observer - - OPINION - Dan Tabler


The early part of the week be­fore Christ­mas Day was beau­ti­ful around here. Let’s hope the weather is good for the Big Day with all the travel that will take place. We have been very for­tu­nate with our hol­i­day sea­son’s weather; we could have had a lot of snow in­stead of the rain.

I thought one of the best hol­i­day sea­son TV shows we saw was Darci Lynne (I hope I spelled that right), who is a very tal­ented

14-year-old singer and ven­trilo- quist. And did I spell that right?

An­other TV hol­i­day special that was cer­tainly quite col­or­ful was “The Great Christ­mas Light Fight.” It was about as col­or­ful as any­one would want to see as they went to a half-dozen places around the coun­try where fam­i­lies and groups had out­done them­selves with Christ­mas light­ing.

And do those TV com­mer­cials for the New Year’s Eve pro­grams re­ally have to start run­ning a week be­fore we have Christ­mas? Oh, yes, I sup­pose so!

As this will be our fi­nal col­umn be­fore Christ­mas, may I of­fer my hope that all of my reader-friends have a Merry Christ­mas and that all your dreams come true!

CASH BASH COM­ING Oh, and by the way, if you need a great last-minute Christ­mas gift, how about a Good­will Fire Com­pany Cash Bash ticket?

Our mem­bers have tick­ets, in­clud­ing me, or you can con­tact our trea­surer John Cvach at 443262-8009. He can take care of you. This is a ma­jor fundraiser for the vol­un­teers and it will be held on May 4, next year, with ex­actly 1,000 tick­ets sold at $100 each. There is a top cash prize of $10,000 that will be awarded, plus 145 cash draw­ings ev­ery 2 ½ min­utes from noon to 6 p.m. with amounts rang­ing from $125 to $3,000. That fi­nal draw­ing for

$10,000 will be at 6 p.m. And, oh yes, there will be free food and bev­er­ages all day. I’ll tell you one thing; it is a heck­uva lot bet­ter odds than the Lot­tery!


Is it just me or have other driv­ers no­ticed that there seem to be many driv­ers com­ing through town af­ter dark with head­lights on full blast. They don’t seem to know how to dim lights to ap­proach­ing cars. In fact, if I’m not wrong, I be­lieve lights are sup­posed to be dimmed when en­ter­ing a town or city. MORE COLTS STUFF Af­ter those Bal­ti­more Colts snuck off to In­di­ana years ago af­ter I had used up some 17 years of sea­son tick­ets, we fi­nally were able to get back into the NFL with our Bal­ti­more Ravens — who, by the way, played a good game Sun­day for a needed win.

Any­way, I had a big box of

Colts mem­o­ra­bilia af­ter left left town, and got rid of it to an­other Colts fan. Now comes more Colts mem­o­ries. The girls were help­ing Ruth clean up­stairs the other day and brought me down a box with one of those minia­ture foot­balls with the Bal­ti­more Colts logo on the side. They even found a win­ter woolen hat that Ruth used to wear to the games when it was re­ally cold. It had the Colts logo on it.

Any long­time Bal­ti­more Colts fans still around? You are wel­come to this minia­ture ball if you want it!


I was read­ing a cou­ple sto­ries about the state seek­ing pro­pos­als on just where to build a third Ch­e­sa­peake Bay Bridge; that we must be care­ful as to where it goes up that the in­fra­struc­ture of new roads will take a lot of our good farm­land. I see where Kent County even has a group formed that is fight­ing the idea of hav­ing the span come across the Bay into Kent County.

I also read where Queen Anne’s County has the most farm­land acres and the largest farm­ing econ­omy in Mary­land. The state’s farm­land con­trib­utes a TRIL­LION dol­lars a year to the U.S. econ­omy in it said. So con­sider care­fully where that third Bay Bridge is go­ing to go.

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