Bi-Staters' Coffee Talk
There was a farewell social gathering at Delmar’s VFW Post 8276, Wednesday, Jan. 16, honoring retiring town manager Roberta Glenn for her eleven years of service to the town of Delmar. Roberta, good luck in your retirement.
Get well wishes and prayers to Ruth Cowgill who has undergone surgery recently. We hope you have a speedy recovery.
Get well wishes to Norman “Peanut” Sullivan who is a patient at the Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md.
Leonard Reid has just returned home after an extended tour of Malaysia. Welcome home Leonard! Where’s your next adventure going to be?
Bonnie and Tucker Ellis enjoyed a weekend in Baltimore visiting their son, Dr. Don and his wife, Karen.
Belated birthday wishes to Ashlyn Carr, who turned 1 year old on Jan. 11, and to her mother Lori, who celebrated her birthday on Jan.10. Ashlyn enjoyed celebrating her birthday with her grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles. Her mom baked her a little cake decorated with purple and white icing. Like most children, Ashlyn went after the purple icing. You can imagine just how beautiful she looked with the purple icing all over her face. Lori and Kendall also had a buffet dinner for the family for the celebration.
Cameron Cordrey celebrated his fourth birthday with family and friends at the Seaford Nylon Bowling Lanes in Seaford on Sunday, Jan. 13. The children really enjoyed throwing the bowling ball down the alley.
Happy birthday to the following people who will be celebrating their birthdays this month. Morris Harris - Jan. 15; Nellie Oster - Jan. 16; Phyllis Dennis - Jan. 23; Vanessa Simms - Jan. 28; Marie Derrickson - Jan. 29.
Mike and I enjoyed having dinner with Preston and Terry Frallic and Wayne and Bonnie Cannon Friday night at the Nautico Seafood & Italian Restaurant in Seaford. If you haven’t tried this restaurant — you should. The food was delicious and even better, the price wasn’t bad.
A very important question to ask yourself — Do I have any electrical cords lying around for my pet to chew on? A friend of mine caught her young puppy chewing on a cord to the Christmas lights that was plugged into the outlet. Before she could do anything, her puppy was shocked. Luckily he was OK, but it really scared him. Be careful — puppies and kittens love to chew on electrical cords.
Thought for the week: “It is never too late to become what you might have been.” George Eliot
Display kept on track by members of railroad club
By Brian Cordrey
If you have an interest in trains or railroad history, then a visit to the model railroad display will be something you will want to see.
The Delmarva Model Railroad Club will hold its final open house this season on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and again on Sunday, Jan. 20, from noon till 5 p.m. Admission is free to everyone.
The display, maintained year-round by club members, was also open last weekend. The entire second floor of Camelot Hall on State Street (next to St. Stephen’s Methodist Church) in Delmar was filled with all types of railroad displays and working model trains.
There were at least six sets of model train displays. Each set had at least three or four trains running at one time and several single engines running so visitors could get a real idea of what models and types of model trains have been available through various times.
There were large models of different scenes such as oil refineries, coal mines, mountainous logging operations and cities and towns that would ordinarily be served by the railroad system.
Visitors can watch the members build the scenery models; if they ask, workers will tell them that many of the trains and various cars are handmade.
One of the club members says that the trains and rolling stock are brought in and shared by club members and that the miniature towns, houses, businesses and other scenery as well as the track are furnished by the railroad club.
With such an elaborate and complex display to build and so many model trains to maintain, the club meets every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Several times a year members dismantle one of the sets and transport it to another town for a railroad display.
A small section of the trains will be on display in February in Seaford.
The club gets its funds from members’ dues and donations given by many visitors. So far this season the train display in Delmar has been visited each day (Saturday and Sunday) by about 500 visitors.