Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Breakfast at Uno's--Benefit for the FRUITLAND RECREATION COMMISSION


Help Us Fund
Fruitland’s Recreational Park
 Join us for breakfast at

Cedar Lane, Fruitland
Saturday, January 29, 2011
from 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Hash Browns, Biscuits and Coffee, Tea or Juice.

Tickets are $6.00 each
Tickets can be purchased in advance at Uno’s and Fruitland City Hall

All proceeds to benefit the
Fruitland Recreational Park
For more info, call 410-548-2800

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Roy Rogers Museum is Closed Forever

The Roy Rogers Museum has closed its doors forever. Here is a partial listing of some of the items that were sold at auction.

Roy 's 1964 Bonneville sold for $254,500, it was estimated to sell between 100 and 150 thousand dollars.

His script book from the January 14,1953 episode of This Is Your Life sold for $10,000 (est. $800-$1,000)

A collection of signed baseballs (Pete Rose, Duke Snyder and other greats) sold for $3,750

A collection of signed bats (Yogi Berra, Enos Slaughter, Bob Feller, and others) sold for $2,750.

Trigger's saddle and bridle sold for $386,500 (est. 100-150 K)

One of many of Roy 's shirts sold for $16,250 and one of his many cowboy hats sold for $17,500.

One set of boot spurs sold for $10,625. (He never used a set of spurs on Trigger.)

A life size shooting gallery sold for $27,500.

Various chandeliers sold from $6,875 to $20,000. They are unique and artistic in their western style.

A signed photograph by Don Larsen taken during his perfect game in the world series against the Dodgers on Oct. 8, 1953, along with a signed baseball to Roy from Don, sold for $2,500

Two fabulous limited edition BB guns in their original boxes with numerous photos of Roy, Dale, Gabby, and Pat sold for $3,750.
A collection of memorabilia from his shows entertaining the troops in Vietnam sold for $938.  I never knew he was there.  His flight jacket sold for $7,500.

His set of dinner ware plates and silverware sold for $11,875.  The Bible they used at the dinner table every night sold for $8,750.

One of several of his guitars sold for $27,500.

Nellybelle sold for $116,500.

A fabulous painting of Roy , Dale, Pat, Buttermilk, Trigger, and Bullet sold for $10,625.

One of several sets of movie posters sold for $18,750.

A black and white photograph of Gene Autry with a touching inscription from Gene to Roy sold for $17,500.

A Republic Productions Poster bearing many autographs of the people that played in Roy 's movies sold for $11,875.

Dale's horse, Buttermilk (whose history is very interesting) sold below the presale estimate for $25,000. (est. 30-40 K)

Bullet sold for $35,000 (est. 10-15 K). He was their real pet.

Dale's parade saddle, estimated to sell between 20-30 K, sold for $104,500.

One of many pairs of Roy 's boots sold for $21,250.

Trigger sold for $266,500.

Do you remember the 1938 movie The Adventures of Robinhood with Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland?  Well Olivia rode Trigger in that movie. Trigger was bred on a farm co-owned by Bing Crosby. Roy bought Trigger on a time payment plan for $2,500. Roy and Trigger made 188 movies together. Trigger even out did Bob Hope by winning an Oscar in the movie Son of Paleface in 1953.

It is extremely sad to see this era lost forever. Despite the fact that Gene and Roy 's movies, as well as those of other great characters, can be bought or rented for viewing, today's kids would rather spend their time playing video games. Today it takes a very special pair of parents to raise their kids with the right values and morals. These were the great heroes of our childhood, and they did teach us right from wrong, and how to have and show respect for each other and the animals that share this earth.

You and I were born at the right time. We were able to grow up with these great people even if we never met them. In their own way they taught us patriotism and honor, we learned that lying and cheating were bad, and sex wasn't as important as love. We learned how to suffer through disappointment and failure and work through it. Our lives were drug free.
So it's good-bye to Roy and Dale, Gene and Hoppy, The Lone Ranger and Tonto.  Farewell to Sky King and Superman and Sgt. Friday. Thanks to Capt. Kangaroo, Mr. Rogers and Capt. Noah and all those people whose lives touched ours, and made them better.



It was a great ride through childhood.

A time in history, never to be seen again, but what a ride it was...HAPPY TRAILS TO YOU! 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Cleaning for a Reason

Cleaning for a Reason
      If you know any woman currently undergoing chemotherapy, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning - once per month for 4 months while she is in treatment. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment. Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service. This organization serves the entire USA and currently has 547 partners to help these women. It's our job to pass the word and let them know that there are people out there that care. Be a blessing to someone and pass this information along.


To get Great information on this service. You may not know someone going through chemo, but someone on your email list might.
Please forward!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Heroes Famous Grill

There is a new sandwich shop in town and the wife and I visited last week with a few friends.  I have to say the cheese steak sub was quite satisfactory!  My wife got the chicken cheese steak and she was also pleased. Some of our friends ordered up a variety of wings and the portions were ample once again.  The Chesapeake Wing smell and tasted especially good.   Each order came with home-made potato chips and the food was brought promptly and was hot.  I shall definetly visit them again. They are located @ 923 Mt. Hermon Rd. here in Salisbury in the strip center Across from Wi-Hi school.
More can be found HERE including a copy of the menu or click on the title of this post to go their homepage.  I highly recommend Heroes for a great sandwich with great service.

See ya @ Heroes!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Recycling Differences

Over on the Delmar Dustpan, Howard has a post up concerning recycling  Delaware.  It seems that the Court of Chancery has taken the stand that mandatory recycling laws are constitutional and the door is open to expand curbside recycling.  I get the impression that Howard feels  this is more of a hindrance and an intrusion on his lifestyle.  In the comment section of this post Uncle Paul from "What a smell" blog agrees with Howard and says  numerous studies have shown the practice to be a waste of time and money.  I respectfully disagree.  One site that offers many facts and figures to the benefit of recycling can be found here. Near the bottom of the page you will find even more links to fact and figures.

Honestly I have recycled for several years.  It takes a little getting used to but once you have a system in place it's easy.  Bear in mind also that I do not have curbside pick-up and all my recycling is done with me going farther than the street.  I have containers for each recyclable and when they are full I take them to the recycle bins located at various places in the county.  Seldom do I make a trip for recycling.  I wait until I have another errand to run or appointment to make and either before or after the required task I take the few minutes needed to make a side trip to the recycle bins. It takes very little effort.  I also take my own trash to the landfill or transfer station.  A benefit of recycling is that the number of trips to take off trash is far less then what it used to be.  The recycle bins are considerably closer to home than the transfer station and since I am usually on a required errand anyway there is no inconvenience to bear.

So--come on Howard and Uncle Paul!  Curbside recycling and pick-up can be even easier than what I do.  Help us green freaks out a little will ya?  It's the only planet we have