Community Volunteer Fire Company, 66 Dambach Avenue, Valencia, Butler County, Pa. Part of the Adams Area Fire District (Butler County Company 42) along with the Mars Volunteer Fire Company since 2007. Station 1 houses AAFD's tower ladder, tanker, squad and air trailer. This is a nondescript building sitting across the railroad tracks in a small town, I had a hard time finding it.
Friday, August 31, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Returning Oriole Hall of Famers, include 1. Julie Wagner, 2. Chris Hoiles, 3. Brady Anderson, 4. Tippy Martinez, 5. Scott McGregor, 6., 7. Boog Powell and 8. Al Bumbry.
Dan Duquette, the Orioles GM, inducting Herb Armstrong award winner Walter Youse. That's Walter's Daughter sitting there waiting to accept.
Orioles GM, Dan Duquette and herb Armstrong award winner Walter Youse.
Rick Dempsey helping Richie Dauer put on his Orioles Hall of Fame jacket.
Richie Dauer, 2012 Oriole Hall of Fame inductee. Richie played 2nd base for the O's from 1976 to 1985. He holds the American League record for 86 consecutive errorless games and 425 straight errorless chances for a second basemen. Currently Richie id the 3rd base coach for the Rockies.
Mike Mussina's acceptance speech.
Mike Mussina pitched for the Orioles from 1992 to 2000, before leaving for the stinking Yankees.
Ceremonial first pitches by the 2012 Orioles hall of Fame inductees.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
Steve Johnson with his first pitch of his second start. Final? Second win.
Out at first.
Caught in a pickle. Out.
Adam Jones is safe back at first.
We spent Saturday evening in the nose bleed up above home plate. Actually a little higher than our paid for seats to be under the roof and out of the rain. The rain finally subsided and we went looking for food. (Old Bay Sausage) Not being able to find a view from the flag court we sat in a section in right field looking down the first base line. Eventually rain pushed us, again, under a roof for the last of the top of the ninth. Final score; Baltimore 8, Toronto 2.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Along with the new drawbridge onto Chincoteague Island, Va. came the dismantling of the old drawbridge. I stopped by early one morning to watch the workers pulling the old pier posts out. Along with the post on the bottom picture was an old crab trap.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
William Julius "Judy" Johnson
October 26, 1899 - June 15, 1989
A resident of Delaware for nearly seventy five years, Judy Johmson was considered the best third baseman of his day in the Negro League. After attending Howard High School he played with the Hilldale Club, Homestead Grays and the Pittsburgh Crawfords between 1922 and 1938. A consistent .300 hitter, Judy hit .426 in 1929. Judy was the captain of the 1935 champion Crawfords team which also included Satchel Paige, Cool Papa Bell and Oscar Charleston. Following his playing career Judy remained involved in the game he loved as a coach, scout and mentor. Judy Johnson was enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975.
This statue sits in front of Judy Johnson Field at Daniel S. Frawley Stadium, home of the Wilmington Blue Rocks, High Single A Minor League team of the Kansas City Royals.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Friday, August 17, 2012
Arendtsville Community Volunteer Fire Company. Adams County Company 5. 48 Pearl Street, Arendtsville, Pa. Established in 1911. At this time I don't know much about this building. It looks to me like it either served another purpose at one time or maybe shared use with the fire department. ACVFC run approximately 250 call a year. Apparatus includes an engine, 65' tower, brush truck, QRS unit, utility and a UTV.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Seven Years ago my family and I , while visiting Colorado, spent an evening at the Flying W Ranch outside of Colorado Springs. Late this past June a wildfire burned in the mountains west of Colorado Springs. The fire, fed by high winds, moved quickly east burning more than 300 homes and the Flying W Ranch. The ranch turned to tourism in 1953 and started serving chuck wagon suppers to visitors followed by a live concert by the Flying W Wranglers. The ranch also included an old west town and railroad. The owners have pledged to rebuild.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Friday, August 10, 2012
This big doctor's house call bag sits outside of the Apex Medical Center in Stanton, Delaware. The actual address is 537 Stanton Christiana Road, Newark, Delaware. It is easily seen from Route 7, southbound, north of Route 4. Just a guess, I say 10 feet tall, maybe 20 feet long.