Every year around Christmas, my mother would share a treat with me. She would take me out of school for the day and we would take the bus to Philadelphia to see the store windows and the Christmas decorations and maybe have a little retail therapy. In those days, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, stores didn’t put up their Christmas stuff until after Thanksgiving. As a sheltered small-town girl, going to Wilmington was a basic shopping experience. Strawbridge’s and Wanamaker’s knew us well, with my aunt making the occasional foray to Wilmington Dry Goods. Read More …
Talbot Special Riders: Providing Therapy and Joy by Bonna L. Nelson
Tidewater Kitchen: Crimson Cranberries – Jewels of the Season by Pamela Meredith
Beastie Boy Bouillabaisse by Michael Valliant
We were sitting in the Records Plus parking lot in Easton when it opened. It was the summer of 1989, and we were waiting for the new Beastie Boys album, Paul’s Boutique. For the next several days, we listened to it on a loop while we painted the inside of an office building. We took the money we made and the album to Ocean City and returned with the album, memories, our sides hurting from laughter, but with no money. We all have music that we have come of age with, and that have, in turn, made up large parts of the soundtrack of our lives. Over time, our lives and our soundtrack all become part of the same stew. Read More…
Aylwin: A Past Present by Peter B. Brittin
It began one bleak and very cold day in February. I was alone in a boatyard just north of Burlington, Vermont, wandering around, flinching at the raw weather off Lake Champlain. It was a tough period in my life; I was just coming out the other end of a painful divorce. I wanted and needed solitude for just an afternoon. Having spent many happy summers working at sea while in prep school and college, boats felt good to be around, even in February. Wandering in thought and in space, I trudged through the snow drifts. Then I saw her sheer line and felt her grace. Read More…
Fishing – No Rose Garden (Part 2 of 3) 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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