Friday, February 7, 2020

The Bush Letter To Clinton

There were a number of comments about a posting on last Sunday's "Time Machine" here on the Pocomoke Public Eye of a letter from George H.W. Bush to Bill Clinton which Bush left for Clinton in a desk drawer in the Oval Office. Here's a re-post of the letter and comments. 

Time Machine Preview

This Sunday here at The Pocomoke Public Eye.. 

1960..  Article on Pocomoke City government positions recalls many names of our active community leaders from that era.

1931..  Making up for lost time- Pocomoke City's Dr. Issac Costen and decades old birth certificates are in the news.

2008..  The Eastern Shore's lame duck Republican congressman backs a Democrat running for the seat.

1942..  Electricity will soon be on its way to Worcester County farm families.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Antares Resupply Launch Scheduled Sunday From Wallops



Dress warm and step out to view the launch of Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket at 5:39 p.m. EST, Sunday, February 9, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.

The launch may be visible, weather permitting, to residents throughout the mid-Atlantic region and possibly the East Coast of the United States.
This will be Northrop Grumman’s 13th commercial resupply services mission to deliver NASA science investigations, supplies and equipment to the International Space Station
The NASA Visitor Center at Wallops opens at 1:30 p.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. The beach at the Assateague Island National Seashore/Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge will not be open during the launch.
Visitors are reminded that alcohol, pets and firearms are not allowed on the NASA Visitor Center grounds. Also, because of limited parking, over-size vehicles such as campers and recreational vehicles will not be able to park on the Visitor Center grounds.
For more information about the Visitor Center, including directions, see:
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 12:30 p.m. on the Wallops video and audio Ustream sites.
The Status Center can be reached using a smartphone, computer or tablet using most web browsers. 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 evening sky.
WESR will also be providing live real time coverage of the launch countdown starting at 5:30 p.m.
Launch updates will be available via the Wallops Facebook and Twitter sites:
Launch coverage on NASA TV will begin at 5 p.m. EST.  For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit:
For more information about International Space Station, visit:
Get more information about Northrop Grumman, its Antares rocket and the Cygnus cargo spacecraft at:

Sunday, February 2, 2020

TIME MACHINE: 1897, 1954, 1998, 1993.

January, 1897
Baltimore Sun

January, 1954
The News Journal (Wilmington)

Footnote: The new store was located on Front Street.

May, 1998

  • Somerset Herald

    January, 1993

    A letter left in the Oval Office desk from George H. W. Bush to Bill Clinton..


    1974 ..  At the movies-

    1957 ..  Russia launches Sputnik.

    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.