Hi ho. Hi ho. It’s back to work I go!

Family dynamics possess their own set of demands, and with them come responsibilities you sometimes never think about having to fulfill. So it has been since my last post, last year. Along with the life changes that Mother has experienced came the realization that the frame shop she loved so much was sitting idle, and […]

Oscar My Pet Rabbit

Let me tell you a story about my pet rabbit “Oscar”. Several years ago, while working for a major dental supply company, I needed to hire some part-time help, to assist with a backlog of filing and some other office tasks. I had been given a rather large, unused room in the basement of one […]

A Common Interest In Our Local History

Mike Dixon, local history writer and historian, of Cecil County, Maryland, has made a career of sharing a common interest in our local history with everyone within his reach. With a focus on the Mid-Atlantic, he has worked to encourage public interest for over three decades, appearing on TV, on The Today Show and Maryland […]

Great 50s and 60s Music

Talk about a record collection! This from Bladensburg High School Class of 1959 would make the best 45-rpm record collection pale in comparison. Enjoy!  

Give A Little History For Christmas

Just in case you have someone on your shopping list who’s hard to buy for, and just in case they happen to be interested in local history, and just in case you’re passing through town, I’ve found some things at the store that might fit under that someone’s Christmas tree. There’s a little picker (rummager […]

It’s About Time

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, was my last day with the State of Delaware Messenger Service. For the last three years, I served as a part-time mail courier, routing state and US mail to and from state agencies, in western Sussex County and southern Kent County. I like being active and I wanted something to do […]

The Corner Door Listed As Historic Property

My phone rang the morning of September 19th: The “old store with the door in the corner”, my mother’s shop, Carey’s Paint & Frame Shop, was officially recognized as a historic property. The great news came from my mentor at the Delaware Division of Historical & Cultural Affairs, Madeline Dunn. Our year-long project on the […]

Eye Problems Affect Computer Work

I’m sure most of you could not imagine the extent of my joy a couple of weeks ago when I was finally able to stay in front of the computer for more than an hour. There had been several plans on the drawing board for the last two years, but I couldn’t justify starting any […]