Shoes by Helen Chappell
One of the reasons I like going to see one of my doctors, and at my age you have a lot of doctors, is to see the beautiful receptionist who always has the most fabulous shoes. She has a different pair every time, and all of them are stunning. Times being what they are, this slender and tall lady wears those high, high heels that are so fashionable. I’m too old and tired to wear four- and five-inch heels, but like a chaperone at a cotillion, I enjoy seeing young people having a good time.The first thing I say when I walk into the office isn’t “Hello, I’m here for my one o’clock,” it’s “Lemme see the shoes!” Read More …
Talbot County 911 Center by Dick Cooper
Changes: Research by Roger Vaughan
No matter what your perceptions, you have to admit that we are living through a very difficult, contentious time. A couple interesting items I ran into in the course of research won’t make you feel a whole lot better, but they will be helpful in putting 2017 in perspective, and perhaps even suggest a direction or two.
“Research” can have a foreboding, academic sound to it, but for anyone with a reasonable quotient of curiosity, research can range anywhere from casual amusement to a full-on obsession. Every time you Google, or ask Siri, you are doing research. Read More…
Easter ~ From Market to Table by Pamela Meredith-Doyle
Easter is a very special holiday, and it falls around the time the first springtime treats arrive at the farmer’s market of produce stands. This menu features recipes that emphasize simplicity of preparation and showcases the delicate flavors of tender young vegetables that need little embellishment to highlight their natural goodness.Whether you are hosting a large crowd with a buffet or a sit-down dinner, a fully set table with plates, flatware, glasses and place cards will make your dining room feel festive and welcoming to your family and guests. Read More…
Robert Morris ~ Man About Town by Michael Valliant
Most small towns in America have a “Main Street.” Oxford, Maryland, has a “Morris Street” instead. The street is named for Robert Morris Jr., often referred to as the financier of the Revolutionary War. At the north end of the street sits the Robert Morris Inn, Morris’s one-time home. As an historic figure, Morris doesn’t get the accolades or notoriety that George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, or Thomas Jefferson got, but his contributions to the early nation are substantial, and his story is worth telling. Read More…
A Place Apart by Gary D. Crawford
The Eastern Shore has never been quite “where it’s at.” Wait, wait ~ let me rephrase that. To everyone (except those of us who live here) the Eastern Shore has always been “over there” ~ a vague land across the water, a distant shoreline, sort of a place apart.
Now let’s get some terms straight. I don’t consider the Eastern Shore to be the same as Delmarva. And what is “Delmarva,” anyway? It was invented in 1913 when some folks down in Chincoteague chose “Delmarva Heat, Light, and Refrigerating Corporation” as the name of their new company. Read More…
Tidewater Times was established in 1952 as a specialized monthly magazine which would appeal to the tourist, the prospective land buyer, and others for whom the Eastern Shore has a special allure. It was created to be small enough to fit into a woman’s purse or a man’s coat pocket. Today it has blossomed as a vital symbol of our thriving community.
Our award-winning group of Feature Writers include Helen Chappell, Dick Cooper, Gary Crawford, Pamela Meredith-Doyle, Roger Vaughan, Bonna Nelson, Michael Valliant and Marc Teffeau. Distribution covers an area including Dorchester, Talbot, Caroline, Queen Anne’s and Kent counties.
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