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Old 11-15-2011, 11:06 AM
 
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Thanks, TBT!

That was a strange, rare, experience. Alma invited me back to her place last week and baked me a shoofly pie. Her mother taught us both when we were kids how to make one; Alma followed through and became an expert baker, but I didn't retain any of that valuable knowledge.

Milford is really doing well. Walnut Street has brick sidewalks, plantings, interesting little 'what not' shops, and of course, The Georgia House Restaurant, which is always busy. They moved all the town offices away from Walnut St. and they are now in a new complex west to Airport Rd. (behind the bowling lanes). And the Milford Bucs football team - not doing that well, but they're having fun! Here's a link with some photos to remind you of your school colors
http://buccaneers-sports.com/
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Old 11-17-2011, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Delaware
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Funny/touching thing happened today to us both. I picked hubby up from playing ball at the Pitt Center and we stopped for a quick, late lunch at Hall's Family Restaurant in Wyoming. While eating, a waitress came up to my husband and asked what his last name was? Bewildered, he didn't answer for a moment but then said his name. She smiled and handed him his driver's license and wallet, which had fallen in the parking lot. (As he was wearing a sweatsuit, no pockets forces him to fold his wallet in half over his waistband. It apparently fell out). She turned to the other waitresses, who had been stopping at every table and booth to inquire if anyone had lost their wallet, and said "I found him, Here he is!". The whole restaurant broke into applause and the waitresses were so happy - one even went out into the heavy rain to see if someone was out there looking. I have to admit big-city-girl me quietly asked him to check if his wallet's contents were intact and indeed they were. If this had been Pittsburgh, where I am from, his wallet would have been gone. Hubby stood up and thanked everyone and said if this was a bar, he would have bought drinks for everyone! Much laughter all around. The whole episode left a warm feeling in us on a cold and dreary day. DE is a special place!
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:01 PM
 
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What a nice story, LEP! Glad everything turned out fine. Unusual situation you think, but typical scenario for us who've always been here.

Sometimes when we go out of state for whatever reason, we forget we're away from Delaware. We're kind of like tamed animals released into the Wild ....so unguarded, and unsuspecting.

BTW.....we missed you by a day and were at Hall's yesterday

Thanks for sharing that!
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Ocean View, DE
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Loved your stories, rdlr and little eggplant. Thanks for sharing .

rdlr--I know, it can be a different world out there once you leave Delaware. You're right--liked tamed animals released into the wild once we leave our safe haven. I feel so laid back and at home here in OV. I ride my bike all around here without a care in the world, knowing I'll be safe and nobody will bother me. I don't worry about watching my back and nobody says anything mean or rude to me while I'm out riding. It really is..."different" in other areas. Guess there really is no place like home .
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:18 PM
 
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So true, Liz! No place like home in Delaware!

Same with me, I'm very comfortable in Kent & Sussex County, and have never had the desire to live anywhere else. Glad I was born in the right place!
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Old 11-18-2011, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Felton, DE
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For anyone living in a DE 55+ community (or not) I have a "like new" adult 3 wheeler for sale. It's a three speed with hand brakes and a coaster brake. Made in the USA by "Trailmate" it was expensive when I bought it, but I can give you a good deal. It's no longer practical for me as Roesville is too rural for me to take it out on the road. Any who are interested in buying it, please send me a direct message. I now have a new two wheeler that we take on our RV trips.
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:40 AM
 
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Default Unique Little Magnolia, Delaware

The shape of the Town of Magnolia is absolutely ROUND, and that's not the only unique trait the town has. With such a tiny population, maybe 250-260 people now, they've managed to operate with great efficiency, continually elect a full slate of town officers, and carry on all of the town business, small government style. Surrounded by the Kent County Comprehensive Growth Zone on all sides, this tiny circle of a town has more than survived and has managed to retain their small town feeling, even with all the new fancy-dancy subdivisions springing up all around. And, even with the steady stream of pesky traffic traveling through their town, heading to the Delaware beaches every weekend. The Magnolia Zip Code of 19962 encompasses a large area, but the round Town of Magnolia only comprises about 126 acres, total. If you talk to a local Magnolian, they will quickly point out the difference. Magnolia is one of Kent County's proudest towns, and they're not changing or looking for growth. Very refreshing for an old town in this new era. See Link of the "Round Town of Magnolia" and also the Link with tabs outlining what they are about.

http://magnolia.delaware.gov/

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Old 11-22-2011, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Conn.
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The shape of the Town of Magnolia is absolutely ROUND, and that's not the only unique trait the town has. With such a tiny population, maybe 250-260 people now, they've managed to operate with great efficiency, continually elect a full slate of town officers, and carry on all of the town business, small government style. Surrounded by the Kent County Comprehensive Growth Zone on all sides, this tiny circle of a town has more than survived and has managed to retain their small town feeling, even with all the new fancy-dancy subdivisions springing up all around. And, even with the steady stream of pesky traffic traveling through their town, heading to the Delaware beaches every weekend. The Magnolia Zip Code of 19962 encompasses a large area, but the round Town of Magnolia only comprises about 126 acres, total. If you talk to a local Magnolian, they will quickly point out the difference. Magnolia is one of Kent County's proudest towns, and they're not changing or looking for growth. Very refreshing for an old town in this new era. See Link of the "Round Town of Magnolia" and also the Link with tabs outlining what they are about.

Town of Magnolia
I just checked the link, so interesting. RDLR, you should take up writing, everything you post here is so informative and readable.
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:46 AM
 
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Default The Beat Goes On.....

Hope you are all enjoying the holiday weekend....Monday is a long way off, so have fun!

Here in our little town, it's not Black Friday. It's another Delaware Blue -Gold eating day, as we meander through town, sampling Delaware recipes handed down for generations. I'm looking forward to snagging that secret Delacrab stuffing recipe, originally from Millsboro, I'm told. We enjoy this kind of thing, and repeat it again on Delaware Day, December 7th.

This evening it's Neil Diamond in concert at Harrington Casino (well, almost).
Tom Sadge is coming back and while I'm not a big Neil Diamond fan, this guy is good! So, there will be a gang of Delaware stuffed turkeys in the front row, getting into the spirit of things (as in this video).

Neil Diamond Tribute: Impersonator Tom Sadge - YouTube

Saturday, it's more, more, more calories - The Chocolate Festival at Dover Downs. Plenty of samplings, and entertainment. Saturday night, entertainment continues, as most clubs in Dover have live music. Our gang is pretty resilient, life-long Delawareans for the past 60-70-80 years. Must be that good ole' Delaware livin' (seafood, camaraderie, music, plenty of chocolate, and a little wine, which keeps us from being whiners).

Enjoy yourselves, folks!

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Old 11-27-2011, 09:14 AM
 
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Default Cyber Monday - In Delaware, 800 Victims in 2010

Here's a link from a local Delaware radio station with some helpful information if you intend to shop on line. Delaware had 800 cyber victims in 2010, which is a lot for this little state.
Make sure you shop online safely! - WGMD.COM

I do a little bit of cyber shopping, but I take it a step further. If a company is not located in Delaware, or is not incorporated in Delaware, I don't patronize them. It's much safer because Delaware's cyber theft support (FBI) is phenomenal! Besides, I'm a firm believer of taking care of our own, and figure it's the least I can do to contribute to Delaware's economy.
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