Tuesday, July 17, 2018



Being reminded by the July 17, 2018 issue of Cape Gazette's “Viewpoints”,
here are some facts from 1943 of activities of the post and the men stationed there.

The Wilmington Morning News of Wednesday , September 22, 1943 reported
off duty men of the Coast Artillery at Fort Miles picked 60 ton of the local string bean

The soldiers picked some 60 tons of string beans between July 29 to August 2,
during a recent labor shortage emergency .

Since there are 2400 #2 cans of beans packed from each ton from the field, the
Fort Miles volunteers were responsible for the canning of 144,000 cans which will provide
the .equivalent of 567,000 servings.

The Morning News on Saturday October 30, 1943, told that a modern 118 bed
hospital to serve Fort Miles is to be built in Lewes, on 16 acres of government land
between the High School and the CCC Camp and to be opened by next summer. There are
to be 16 single story cement block buildings to house all necessary quarters of a hospital.

A section of the property is owed by the Beebes of the Beebe Hospital and once
owned by Capt. Leben Lyons, locally known as the Lyons Place.

And, last but not least, from Wilmington News Journal, June 8, 1943, Tuesday,
has reported the soldiers stationed at Fort Miles have found it necessary to use gas mask,
not from enemy action, but the odor from Consolidated Fisheries of Lewes.

A court hearing will be held in the U. S. District Court on a motion to have the
fish house to prevent the odor from pervading Fort Miles and quit the odors interfering
with efficient and healthful operations.

Many soldiers have been nauseated and forced to use their gas mask while on

Abstract: July 18, 2018 Harrison H for Facebooks page, Growing Up In
Lewes, and www.iinni.blogspot,com

Thursday, July 12, 2018



August 11, 1990, Salisbury Daily Times reports three physicians have joined Beebe's staff.

Beebe's president James A. Ball, said “this growth is part of the Medical Center's latest

commitment to the community”. Beebe's medical staff has increased 100% in the past

four years.

Dr. Harry J. Anagnostakos, gastroenterologist will be on hand to treat stomach disorders.

He is a Temple graduate and received his medical degree from Philadelphia College of

Osteopathic Medicines. He completed his residency at Mercy Catholic Medical Center

in Darby, Pennsylvania. Dr. Harry lives in Lewes with his wife Lina and two year old son,


Dr. Pedro J. Cardona, specializing in pulmonary medicine's is a graduate of Purto Rico

University with a medical degree. He lives in Lewes.

Dr. Stephen Fanto is new to Beebe's operating room as a anesthesia staff member.

Dr. Fanto is a graduate of the University of Maryland and received his medical degree from

Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. He came to Beebe from Nassau County Medical

Center in East Meadow, New York . He lives in Lewes with his wife Kelly and two year

old daughter, Katelyn.

Abstract: July 12, 2018, by Harrison H for Facebook's “Lewes to Ocean City” page.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018


JUNE 1988

Joan Nagy wrote articles, she called them “From Me To You”. Always at the end she would
have a recipe, always delicious.
This article is titled “ Neatnicks” and was in the June 1988 issue of Milton's Chamber
Clipper news letter.

Afternoon 14 July 1983, a cobweb was found in Isabell Nagy's living room, there it was,
under the sofa, hanging in it's filmy glory. Sue Cleaver saw it first and declared “ I
never thought I would see a cobweb in Isabell Nagy's house” . Isabell is my mother and she
was super neat, her home always clean and cozy. Always greeted you at the door with
“dont look at this filthy house but come on in” . Her kitchen was always clean, even as she
cook meals, washed pots and pans as she went along.. Dad was different and loved to cook,
but the kitchen looks as if he mixed everything in an open top blender.

Sister Arden, was a neatnick,, she had fits because her socks wrinkled. Mom would tell her
socks bend when you walk. Arden stayed neat all the time, for the hole week, but I never
lasted till dinner time, I was one mess. Like me my room was a mess, mom would say she
needed a bull dozer to get in .

Once I came home . The kid sitting around the TV, and as I entered noticed a string on the
floor, bent and picked it up. The kids fell all over the place laughing . They had placed the
string there and bet their friends the first thin I would do is pick it up.

Here's the recipe. Three bean casserole in the crockpot. It's Sue Cleaver's recipe.

1-1/2 lb ground beef, ½ lb bacon, diced, cup of chopped onion, 1 lb pork & beans,
can kidney beans, can butter beans, cup catsup, ¼ cup brown sugar, oz white vinegar,
salt & pepper to taste Cook 4 to 6 hours on low.

ABSTRACT: June 1988 Milton Chamber Clipper New Letter By Harrison H 07/11/18

for www.iinni.blogspot.com & Facebook

Tuesday, July 10, 2018



The Whale, a community newspaper, old fashion, an important part of the community,
with reporters and photographer covering events that are important to our community.
The paper is part of Independent Newspapers that owns newspapers in Maryland,
Delaware, Florida and Arizona.

The Whale reports news, sports, event and advertising of saltwater Sussex County, from
Milton to Fenwick Island, west to Georgetown, twice a week. The Whale informs us of
our best buys from area merchants.

Today's staff, seven reporters and a photographer, grew from three reporters, when the paper
had a circulation of 3000 , which now is 10,000. The Whale once was an 18 page newspaper,
now grown to 60 pages twice a week. .

Dennis Forney is publisher, Trish Hogenmiller, editor, are both well known for civic
activities. The Whale is a sounding board on local issues. Editorials in the Whale aim to
stimulate interest rather than dictate. The Whale is not all serious, Charlie Fleetwoods
favorites have a humorous side. “ Barefooten” is folksy and “Fat Like Me”, well , take
your choice. There is room for political views, senior citizens news and special features.

The Whale office is located in Midway Shopping Center>

Abstract: July 11, 2018, by Harrison H., from June 1988 issue of Milton's Chamber
Clipper, for www.iinni.blogspot.com and Facebooks “Positive Milton” page.

Sunday, July 8, 2018



The Ockels family of near Milton  who have searched years for other  Ockels outside

the family have  found a distant relative at last.  He is a  space shuttle astronaut,  a Dutchman

by   name of  Wubbo Ockels. 

This last month Reuben and  Cynthia Ockels  were at the launch of  a space shuttle in

Florida with Wubbo Ockels aboard but did not get to meet the astronaut but did meet his wife

and other relatives from Holland  .  Wubbo and Reuben share the same great great grandfather.

ABSTRACT:  July 8, 2018    By   Harrison H.    from  Salisbury Daily Times ,   
Tuesday,   12  November,  1985

Friday, July 6, 2018



Rehoboth  Beach,    Wilmington  Morning   News,  Thursday,   June   20,  1923

A valuable horse owned by William Ward,  at the riding stable here,  was trapped in  a

quicksand  all night and when found  floundered  was  dragged out with ropes but was

in such bad condition that it had to be shot.

The horse  got out of it's stable  yesterday and Ward finally found it behind Silver Lake,

after an all morning search,    in the quicksand, sunk up to it's neck and in great  difficulty.

The quicksand has been fenced off so no one will be getting mired in it. 

Abstract:    July 7,  2018,   By   Harrison H.      www.iinni.blogspot.com &  facebook

Thursday, July 5, 2018


FACTS 1943

Wilmington Morning News, Wednesday, June 2 , 1943

David Montcalm, Lewes postman, received official commendations from Assistant
Postmaster General, K. P. Aldrich for “unusual interest” in the postal service.

Montcalm has been disturbed lately because most of the houses on his rout are not numbered
causing delivery problems. At his own expense he has painted numbers on pine boards, and
nailed them to the numberless houses. He said he wanted to get Lewes out of the old horse &
buggy ere when every body knew everybody to the postman.

Lewes postmaster, Alton Brittingham, was told to award Montcalm 200 merits.

Wilmington New Journal, Monday, Feburary 8, 1943

I n most small towns every body knows every body and where they live. The post office
stresses importance of numbering dwellings.

In Lewes, many new families are settling in the community due to the construction of
Fort Miles so every body does not know every body anymore.

David Montcalm, Lewes postman had problems locating new families so he took it upon
himself to number the houses by painting numbers on pine shingles and tacking them to
unmarked houses.

Wilmington New Journal, Tuesday June 1, 1943

David Montcalm, young postman in Lewes received commendation from Post Office
Department for getting the town out of the horse and buggy days by painting numbers on
small pine boards and nailing them to unnumbered homes, all on his own time.
The letter reads “ Representations have been made to the department that you have, at
your own expense, prepared numbered wood strips incident to appropriately numbering
residents and business places in Lewes with a view to insure prompt delviery of the mail.”.

You may be assured your efforts are appreciated and accept the commendation of the
postal department therewith.

Abstract: July 5 2018, By Harrison H. www.delmarhstory.blogspot.com for
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