Skip to main content

Cart

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.
Home Page FeatureStrange & WondrousWay Back Machine

Six Bridges Over Troubled Water: A Dreadful Day in Chincoteague, 1922

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. Oh, the hours of preparation and work that must have gone into the celebration planned for Chincoteague, Va. on Nov. 15, 1922! Local newspapers…
Quote of the DayWay Back Machine

The Best Delmarva Trip You’ll Never Get to Take: Cobb’s Island Hotel in the 1860s

Outdoorsman Alexander Hunter wrote an essay describing his visit to the Cobb Island (Va.) Hotel shortly after it opened on the barrier island of that name off of Virginia's Eastern Shore. The essay was published in a 1908 book, but the events it recalls go back much further. The hotel first opened in the 1860s. The Cobbs had no idea how to run a hotel--except…
MiscellanyQuote of the DayWay Back Machine

Life & Times in Old-Fashioned Country Stores, 1918 (with lots of photos!)

I was looking up something else in the February 23, 1918 edition of the Denton (Md.) Journal when I got distracted by the wonderful little essay below. It’s about the many roles that general stores and their shopkeepers filled in the communities of Delmarva around that time. There was no headline on the piece. Nor was there a byline. Old newspapers can be weird like…