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The Miraculous Reunions of Underground Railroad Hero William Still

I am posting this during the week of the bicentennial of William Still's birth on Oct. 7, 1821. Let's get the obvious question out of the way first: Why bother about a Philadelphia guy on a site devoted to stories of Delmarva? I mention Still countless times in my book of Tubman Travels: 32 Underground Railroad Journeys on Delmarva. That's because he played two key…
Good Times & Fun EventsMonth of Fundays Newsletter

Month of Fundays October 2021! Tall Ships, Oyster Fests, Halloween, and Lots More

Tis the season to fall into fun! The October 2021 issue of the Month of Fundays newsletter is full of cool happenings and fun events coming up this month on the Delmarva Peninsula. Think tall ships at Downrigging, oysters in Chincoteague, the Seawitch Halloween Festival in Rehoboth Beach, and much, much, more. Plus, fun stories and old photos from Delmarva days gone by. Here’s hoping…
Good Times & Fun EventsMonth of Fundays Newsletter

MONTH OF FUNDAYS! Sept. 2021: Skipjacks, Festivals, Music, Stories & More

Make the most of the summer sunshine while it’s here! The September 2021 issue of the Month of Fundays newsletter is full of cool happenings and fun events coming up this month on the Delmarva Peninsula. Plus, fun stories and great old photos from Delmarva days gone by.   Here’s hoping it helps inspire you to get out and go! Thank you for reading! Here is the…
September 7, 2021
Good Times & Fun EventsMonth of Fundays Newsletter

MONTH OF FUNDAYS JUNE 2021! Cool Events, Fun Times, Great Stories for the Month Ahead

Well hello there, summertime! The June 2021 issue of the Month of Fundays newsletter is full of great stories, cool photos, and ideas for things to do--garden strolls, paddling trips, small-town carnivals, air shows, and much more. Here’s hoping it helps inspire you to get out and go! Thank you for reading! Here is the link again.
MiscellanyTubman TravelsWay Back Machine

Young Harriet Tubman Finds Her Strength, With a Little Help from Her Father

This is an excerpt from my book, Tubman Travels: 32 Underground Railroad Journeys on Delmarva. A smidgeon of background: This story begins while an adolescent Harriet Tubman—her name in her younger days was Minty—is in the midst of a long recovery after suffering a near-fatal head injury when hit in the head by a hardware-store metal weight flung by a plantation overseer. (You can read…
Strange & Wondrous

The Quarter Question: Is a Little Piece of Pittsville, Md. in Your Pocket or Purse?

NOTE: This is a rough draft for a chapter in an upcoming book that is (very) tentatively titled: Strange and Wondrous Tales from the Delmarva Peninsula. You can see the other books in my Secrets of the Eastern Shore series here. The next time you fish around in your pocket or purse for some change, give some thought to the humble quarter. Yes, that’s an image…