Sunday, December 4, 2016

Brill Magazine 1916

The Cambridge Rapid Transit Company of Cambridge MD

All Night Telephones For Delmar

From The Morning News December 18 1912

The Diamond State telephone Company through its local branch, the Riverton and Delmar Telephone Company, will institute an all-night service in Delmar, with the beginning of the New Year.  The company has rented a nice dwelling and will thoroughly equip it for the convenience of the chief operator, and the office will be kept in the residence.

Friday, December 2, 2016

1923 Delmar Band Participates In KKK Rally

The Tall Cedars Band was affiliated with the Masonic Lodge

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

1932 Dressed Up As Geo Washington

The 1932 George Washington BiCentennial

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Snowflake Potatoes

In looking at menus from the 1930 and 1940 one of the consistent forms of potatoes served at a dinner were snowflake potatoes.  Now Snowflakes potatoes are not just white potatoes they are a form of mashed potatoes with sour cream and cream cheese added to them. According to the website What's on the menu.   snowflakes potatoes were on restaurant menus from 1928 to 1954.  So for some reason about the time common sense went out the door so did Snowflake potatoes.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Kanye West and the Delmar Connection

Since Kanye West is back in the news again let me point out a Delmar connection to him.  In Donda West book "Raising Kanye Life lessons from the mother of a hip hop Superstar" she talks about Kanye West's grandparents; James Frederick West and Fannie B. Hooks West.  At various times in their life they lived in Delmar (James was born in Delmar) .  They would eventually move to Wilmington, Delaware.  Both would die within one day of one another in 2006.  James F. West father and mother were; Virgil Henry west and Estella Elizabeth Selby West who lived in the Delmar area. James and Fannie West son, Raymond, was the father of Kanye West. 

The Fox International Revue Comes To Delmar 1989

In May of 1989 the Delmar Ladies Auxiliary of the Fire department sponsored an all male revue at the fire hall.  Filled to capacity, the women watched Fox, Mustang, Flash, Rebel, and Jaguar do their stuff.  The 400 women paid ten dollars each for the show.