Saturday, May 16, 2020

Graduation Plans For Worcester County Public High Schools

(The Dispatch)

Somerset County Public Schools Announce Graduation Plans


A little humor to the rescue...

I hope they give us two weeks notice before sending us back out into the real world.  I think we'll all need the time to become ourselves again.  And by "ourselves" I mean lose 10 pounds, cut our hair and get used to not drinking at 9:00 a.m.

New monthly budget:  Gas $0  Entertainment $0  Clothes $0   Groceries $2,799.

Breaking News:  Wearing a mask inside your home is now highly recommended.  Not so much to stop COVID-19, but to stop eating.

Low maintenance chicks are having their moment right now.  We don't have nails to fill and paint, roots to dye, eyelashes to re-mink, and are thrilled not to have to get dressed every day.  I have been training for this moment my entire life!

When this quarantine is over, let's not tell some people.

I stepped on my scale this morning.  It said: "Please practice social distancing. Only one person at a time on scale."

Not to brag, but I haven't been late to anything in over 6 weeks.

It may take a village to raise a child but I swear its going to take a vineyard to home school one.

I wanted zombies and anarchy.  Instead we got working from home and toilet paper shortages. Worst Apocalypse ever.

You know those car commercials where there's only one vehicle on the road - doesn't seem so unrealistic these days ...

They can open things up next month, I'm staying in until July to see what happens to you all first.

Day 37:  The garbage man placed an AA flyer on my recycling bin.

The spread of Covid-19 is based on two things:
1. How dense the population is.
2. How dense the population is.

Appropriate analogy: "The curve is flattening so we can start lifting restrictions now" = "The parachute has slowed our rate of descent, so we can take it off now".

People keep asking: "Is coronavirus REALLY all that serious?"  Listen y'all, the churches and casinos are closed.  When heaven and hell agree on the same thing it's probably pretty serious.

Never in a million years could I have imagined I would go up to a bank teller wearing a mask and ask for money.

Home school Day 1:  I'm trying to figure out how I can get this kid transferred out of my class.

Putting a drink in each room of my house today and calling it a pub crawl.

Okay, the schools are closed.  So do we drop the kids off at the teacher's house or what?

For the second part of this quarantine do we have to stay with the same family or will they relocate us?  Asking for myself ...

Coronavirus has turned us all into dogs.  We wander around the house looking for food.  We get told "No" if we get too close to strangers and we get really excited about going for walks and car rides.

The dumbest thing I've ever bought was a 2020 planner ...

 I was in a long line at 7:45 am today at the grocery store that opened at 8:00 for seniors only.  A young man came from the parking lot and tried to cut in at the front of the line, but an old lady beat him back into the parking lot with her cane.  He returned and tried to cut in again but an old man punched him in the gut, then kicked him to the ground and rolled him away.  As he approached the line for the 3rd time he said, "If you don't let me unlock the door, you'll never get in there."
Enjoy your day.  You don't have anything else to do.

*2020: you see a man in a store not wearing a mask and think you're in danger.

*Until further notice the days of the week are now called Thisday, Thatday, Otherday, Someday, Yesterday, Today and Nextday!

*Just asked a 6-year-old if he understands why there is no school. He said "yes, because they are out of toilet paper."

*After years of wanting to thoroughly clean my home but lacking the time, this week I discovered that wasn’t the reason.

*If you thought toilet paper was crazy ... just wait until 300 million people all want a haircut appointment.

*This cleaning with alcohol is total BS. NOTHING gets done after that first bottle.

*Kinda’ starting to understand why pets try to run out of the house when the door opens.

*My Mom always told me I wouldn’t accomplish anything by laying in the bed all day, but look at me now! I’m saving the world!

*Whoever owes you money, go to their house now. They should be home.

*Is your car getting 3 weeks per gallon now? Mine is.

*It’s like being 16 again, gas is cheap and I’m grounded.

*Low gas prices during the lockdown is like a bald man winning a hairbrush.

*In a month, 88% of blondes will disappear from the earth.

*All those grandparents who are missing their grandkids now, once this over, you can have them for a month.

*And just like that, our pastor became a televangelist.

*Can we uninstall 2020? This version has a virus.

*Mom, is that offer to slap me into next year still on the table?”

*Powerball is up to a 48 pack of Charmin'.

*I’ve been trying to make hand sanitizer but it keeps coming out rum and Coke.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Time Machine Preview

This Sunday here at The Pocomoke Public Eye..

2007  ..  It won't happen- Interstate I-99 along Delmarva and the East Coast.

1901  ..  Article covers just about everything that can be said about turn of the century era Pocomoke City.

1938  ..  Anti-gambling drive in Worcester County targets Pocomoke City and Berlin.

1969  ..  Unusually heavy July rains flood Pocomoke City streets.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Mothers Day 2020 At Ocean City During 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic

(The Dispatch)


 The Boardwalk in Ocean City is pictured Sunday afternoon. Photo by Nick Denny


 Anonymous said...

Obviously taken with a telephoto lens which compresses the apparent distance between objects so most seem to be practicing the social distance thing. Some people have masks, some do not. Some may contract the virus but most will not. Everyone in this photo will die but very few this year, fewer still from coronavirus, if any.

Anonymous said...
CAUTION should be the byword for communities and individuals in finding a successful recovery path in overcoming the many and varied adversities brought on by COVID-19.

AnonymousAnonymous said...
Risky business. If you play with fire in the Coronavirus environment the one who gets burned could be me.

AnonymousAnonymous said...
I am Ralph in Westover and I agree with Trump who says we can not stay closed up anymore time. He wants to get on with it and get us out of this mess. He is the president for everybody so let him do what he decides on.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
There are odds and possibly's and could be's, etc., and then there are facts. The facts show that when well thought out mitigation plans are adhered to, hospitalization rates for the covid-19 virus are at reduced levels. It's rough and tough and even seems unfair but the alternatives are worse.

Monday, May 11, 2020


(Posting on City Of Pocomoke website)

City Manager and the Public Works Department have taken the initiative to make Cedar St and 4th St intersection a safer place. Please take notice of the new 4-way stop signs.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

TIME MACHINE: 2002, 1960, 1957, 1915.

May, 2002
The News Journal (Wilmington)

March, 1960
                                                                            Billboard (music trade publication)

White (radio name) and Welborne were brothers. Dave later was owner of a radio station in New England.  Curt later moved from Pocomoke to North Carolina and began a new career working in education on the community college level.
Some of the other WDVM/WDMV announcers in the 1950's/60's era included Larry Lambeth (first program director), Stan Burns, "Mama's Country Youngin" Eddie Matherly, Choppy Layton, Mal Pierce, "Cousin" Toby Miller, Marlin Myers, Jack Gillen ("Johnny Gun"), Herb Harvey, Will Hall, Johnny Walker, Bob Sealy, John Ennis, Tom Marr, Carl Briggs, Wayne Powell.

December, 1957



The Salisbury Times

August, 1915

Baltimore Sun

1964  ..  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

My parents bought a baby blue Galaxy 500 from Miller-Massey in 1962. The next year we drove it to California and back. Those were the days when the oil had to be changed every 3,000 miles so we took along enough extra motor oil and filters. In those days when if you changed the oil by the side of the road you just dumped the old oil in the ditch.

Those were also the days of tires that lasted 10,000 miles, at most, then you had them recapped. And you also had a pair of "snow tires" that you put on the rear wheels in November and removed in March.

1979  ..  New on the music scene.. it's the Sony Walkman.

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.