Friday, December 27, 2019

Time Machine Preview

This Sunday here at The Pocomoke Public Eye..

2009..  Mayor Mike McDermott reflects on Pocomoke City's year of progress in 2008.

1975..  Former Vice President Spiro Agnew purchases a condo apartment in Ocean City.

1891..  (Ad) A Pocomoke City clothing business is offering Eastern Shore of Virginia customers cash rewards based on the number of miles they've traveled to get to their store.

1955..  (Across the USA) The long awaited opening of Disneyland has arrived.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019


Christmas, 1924 
(Editorial in The Evening Times, Salisbury)

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Experiencing the feel of Christmas Eve, 1897.



                                           Woodland Daily Democrat (Woodland, Ca.)

Monday, December 23, 2019

The Night Before Christmas In Pocomoke!

"Ho, Ho, Ho, Next stop is Pocomoke City"

Twas' the night before Christmas
And throughout Worcester County
Children were snug in their beds
Awaiting Santa's good bounty.

The Eastern Shore hour was late

When all should be sleeping.
But to no one's surprise
There were a few peeping.

The jolly ol' elf isn't far away

They all knew.
Maybe he's in Accomack, Somerset,
Or Wicomico, too.

They hoped that with decorations

Making everything pretty,
Santa certainly would visit
Pocomoke City!

Then from Second Street Extended

To Stockton Road,
Santa's sleigh was spotted
With all its good load.

And from the river bridges

To the Virginia line,
He made all his stops
Hoping to make everything fine.

All the children were sure

That when they awoke,
They would find good things
Left by Santa in Pocomoke!

Sunday, December 22, 2019

TIME MACHINE: 1934, 1964, 1940, 1900, 1886.

December, 1934
Salisbury Times

December, 1964  
Salisbury Times 

December, 1940


Baltimore Sun 
Footnote: The Fruitland Holly Auction, originally a three day event, started in the late 1890's and continued until 1968.  

December, 1900
The Philadelphia Inquirer

December, 1886
Peninsula Enterprise

1969..  Mom and dad will pass the word to Santa.. it's gotta be Hot Wheels!

1983..  Junior has an Atari 5200 on his Christmas wish list.

The Time Machine is a weekly feature I've enjoyed researching and compiling on The Pocomoke Public Eye since 2011.  I have fond memories of growing up in Pocomoke City and welcome reader contributions we can share about things you've read, remember, or were told relating to our Pocomoke/Eastern shore area...a sentence, a paragraph, or more all fine. Just email it.