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“We All Knelt Down in the Snow-Covered Ground:” Isaac Mason’s Journey to Freedom:

This is an excerpt from my book, Tubman Travels: 32 Underground Railroad Journeys on Delmarva. The book first came out in 2017. I released an updated version here in 2022. More info about the book here. BIG PICTURE: Where Slavery Meets Sadism If a movie ever gets made about the life of Isaac Mason, it would need to be done by a director who comes…
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THREE THINGS ABOUT BELLTOWN: Marvels, Mysteries, Satan Worship

The remnants of old Belltown fall into the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it category of sites to see while visiting the Delaware beach resorts. The super-busy intersection that locals call Five Points will demand your full driving attention as you make your way just above Lewes along Route 1 or Route 9. Two big-box hardware stores dominate this intersection, but just beyond there, on westbound Route 9—don’t blink!—is a…
Good Times & Fun EventsMonth of Fundays Newsletter

MONTH OF FUNDAYS! March 2022

Spring Into Action--the March 2022 Month of Fundays is here! This issue has your guide to St. Patrick's Day festivities and Harriet Tubman bicentennial events. Plus, much more--a chocolate festival, a muskrat dinner, a bluegrass-&-beer bash, clam fritters, oyster roast ... And, as always, some fabulous photos and stories from days gone by! Here is the link. Here’s hoping it helps inspire you to get…
From the BooksWay Back Machine

The Great Eastern Shore Deep Freeze of 1976-77!

NOTE: This is one of the fun stories from my book, You Wouldn't Believe! 44 Strange and Wondrous Delmarva Tales. You can find more information about the book--including how and where to buy it--at this link. Deep freezes used to be commonplace affairs on the Delmarva Peninsula. Newspapers and diaries from the 1700s, 1800s, and 1900s are stippled with reports of cold spells so deep…
Good Times & Fun EventsMonth of Fundays Newsletter

Month of Fundays! January 2022

Hello there, 2022! The January Month of Fundays newsletter is here--it delivers both a guide to wintertime fun (ice festivals!) on Delmarva and a sneak preview of the warm-weather events to look forward to in the new year. Plus, some fabulous stories from days gone by--murder mystery, shipwrecks, and more. Here is the link. Here’s hoping it helps inspire you to get out and go!…
From the BooksWay Back Machine

FOLKLORE! Girls Are Bad Luck on New Year’s Day

NOTE: This is an excerpt from my book, You Wouldn't Believe! 44 Strange and Wondrous Delmarva Tales. It's in a section of several stories about bits of folklore. Find out more about You Wouldn't Believe (and my other books) here. I first learned about this strange tradition regarding girls and New Year's Day on the Secrets of the Eastern Shore Facebook page, thanks to a…