I’m single and childless, this is true, but I have two nieces, four grand-nieces and nephews and five godchildren, so it’s not like I’m averse to kids. In fact, in some circles, I am known as Auntie B.E. for Bad Example because I taught a couple of grand-godchildren how to make rude noises. I am the fun aunt, and proud of it. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it. At our age, a lot of my friends are starting to have grandchildren, and if you think new parents act as if they invented having babies, you haven’t been around grandparents lately. Read More …
The Worst-Kept Store in America by James Dawson
You Can Own the Chesapeake’s Riches by Tom Horton
A Reward for Harriet Tubman by Hal Roth
With the exception of recent immigrants, there are few Delmarva residents who do not know the story of Harriet Tubman, the Dorchester County slave who fled to Pennsylvania in 1848 and returned to lead other slaves to freedom. School children learn from their textbooks that Harriet conducted nineteen excursions on the Underground Railroad, leading nearly 400 souls out of the bonds of slavery. She became such a menace to plantation owners, we are informed, that a reward of $40,000 was collected and offered for her capture. One source cites a sum of $70,000. Read More…
Global Links by Gary D. Crawford
Link One: The Ocean and the Atoll – If you approach Earth from outer space at just the right angle, you’ll see why the gods dubbed it the water planet. One side of the globe is almost entirely covered by water. It’s the Pacific side, of course, and those of us who have lived out there are forever awed by its immensity.
Here and there in that vast ocean are thousands of tiny specks of land. Like a handful of sand grains scattered across a basketball court, those bits of land are minute and very far apart. Read More…
Only Cat by Roger Vaughan
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.
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