Monday, November 19, 2018

High Fives for TV Performance!

The Pocomoke High School Chorus performed on television Monday on WBOC's DelmarvaLife program.

Paper Poppy Flowers Tradition


We heard from a former Pocomoke City resident who mentioned that reading recently about the World War I hundred year anniversary triggered his recollections of poppy day here in the 1950's and early 1960's.  The paper poppy observance started nationwide after the war and was widely observed for many decades.  In many instances the paper poppies, honoring our veterans, were made by disabled veterans who would benefit from their sale.


"There were of course many articles and stories about the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1. They talked about how hundreds of millions of red poppies  - both real and artificial - are being distributed across the UK and in fact all of Europe.  The article said that tradition is now fading in America but is still very strong in Europe.  Remember when they used to give those out in Pocomoke?  I think it was the VFW - the poppies were red paper with a wire "stem."  Every year before Armistice Day - as we then called it - someone would bring a big basket of them to (my parents') store and they could give them to anyone who came in.  I wonder if any of these VFW posts are still doing that.

One of the articles I read explained the origin of the tradition.  Apparently the seeds of the corn poppy flower are virtually indestructible.  They can lie dormant underground for many years.  As the battle raged across Europe, many entire villages were destroyed.  Bombs and artillery excavated massive amounts of soil replacing what had been homes, farms and commercial buildings.  As armies moved in to pick up the wounded and remove the dead, they often found the fields overrun with these red poppies which had sprouted from the unearthed seeds."


Pocomoke City's Worcester Democrat
May, 1956


Sunday, November 18, 2018

TIME MACHINE: 1962, 1973, 1941, 1898.



January 19, 1962 

Salisbury Times


December, 1973 
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Worcester County Messenger


January, 1941



Salisbury Times

Footnote: This was the original English Grill located on East Main Street in Salisbury about a block from the Rt. 13 Boulevard. Later English Grills/English's Family Restaurants populated numerous Delmarva locations as well as on the western shore but none remain today.

A bit of early English Grill history at below link:



November, 1898


Peninsula Enterprise


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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Weather Postpones Antares Launch

UPDATED NOV 15 PM:
A CONTINUING ADVERSE WEATHER OUTLOOK HAS FORCED POSTPONEMENT OF THE ANTARES ROCKET LAUNCH AGAIN. THE LAUNCH HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO SATURDAY AT 401 A.M.

Unfavorable weather predictions have forced postponement of Thursday morning's Antares rocket launch from Wallops to the International Space Station. The launch is currently rescheduled to Friday at 423 A.M.

Stay abreast of the launch status at:
 https://sites.wff.nasa.gov/wmsc/#/home

Sunday, November 11, 2018


TIME MACHINE: 2006, 1944, 1915, 1917.




July, 2006



 
 
Daily Times (Salisbury)


May, 1944
 (Some former lower Eastern Shore movie theaters.)







(Salisbury Theaters)
Democratic Messenger


October, 1915

Baltimore Sun


October, 1917

Marylander And Herald (Princess Anne)


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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Launch To Space Station Scheduled Next Week From Wallops






Get up early Nov. 15 to view the Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.
The NASA Wallops Flight Facility and Virginia’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport are set to support the launch of the Antares rocket, carrying the company’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station at 4:49 a.m. EST, Nov. 15.
The launch may be visible, weather permitting, to residents throughout the East Coast of the United States.
The NASA Visitor Center at Wallops opens at 1 a.m. on launch day for public viewing. Additional locations for catching the launch are Robert Reed Park on Chincoteague Island or Beach Road spanning the area between Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. Assateague Island National Seashore/Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia will not be open for viewing the launch.
Visitors are reminded that alcohol, pets and firearms are not allowed on the NASA Visitor Center grounds.
For more information about the Visitor Center, including directions, see: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/visitorcenter
If you can’t make it to the Wallops area to view the launch you can still partake in the experience through the Wallops Mission Status Center. There you will find information about the mission and links to live countdown audio as well as live video of the launch.   Live coverage of the mission is scheduled to begin at 10:30 p.m. Nov. 14 on the Wallops video and audio Ustream sites.
The Status Center can be reached using a smartphone, computer or tablet using most web browsers including Safari, Firefox or Chrome. It is not compatible with Explorer.
By clicking the tracking link on the Status Center, you can find when you may be able to see the rocket in flight and use your device to find the viewing direction to see the rocket streak across the early morning sky.
Launch updates will be available via the Wallops Facebook and Twitter sites:
WESR will carry the launch live.
Launch coverage on NASA TV will begin at 4:15 a.m. EDT. For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv 
For more information about International Space Station, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/station
Get more information about Northrop Grumman, its Antares rocket and the Cygnus cargo spacecraft at: http://www.nasa.gov/northropgrumman
Photo Courtesy NASA  Bill Ingals

Monday, November 5, 2018

Sunday, November 4, 2018

TIME MACHINE: 1958, 1946, 1944, 1950.




December, 1958


 Worcester Democrat


March, 1946



 
The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.)


Salisbury Times


May, 1944

Democratic Messenger


April, 1950

The Cumberland Evening Times



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Sunday, October 28, 2018

TIME MACHINE: 1933, 1914, 1920, 1908.



September, 1933

Worcester Democrat And The Ledger Enterprise


January, 1914
(Published August, 1982)



 
Daily Times (Salisbury)


October, 1920


The Washington Post
September, 1908


The Evening Star (Washington, D.C.)


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