Yesterday Pam and I were in Millsboro, Delaware to attend a funeral service for a good friend of ours Charlie Holden. Charlie and his wife Joan used to have a place at Corn Field Harbor years ago and were good friends with Buzzy. Charlie and Buzzy did some traveling together and it was Charlie who taught Buzzy how to pack and travel lightly. Buzzy would always talk about how he and Charlie went to Australia for 3 weeks and “All Charlie had was a little black tote bag that had everything he needed in it.”
After the funeral ceremony and the American Legion luncheon we headed home. However, at Georgetown, Delaware we were diverted around the town as the police had all the roads leading into Georgetown blocked off.
Later I stopped at a convenience store and asked a young lady if she knew why Georgetown was shut down. She wasn’t sure but guessed that it had something to do with this weekend’s Punkin Chunkin competition click here.
When we arrived back home I was able to google all this and learned that the young lady was right about the punkin chunkin contest being this weekend but wrong that yesterday’s shut down was related to that. Turns out that we had encountered a traditional post-election day event called Return Day where the opposing candidates return and “bury the hatchet.” For more info on yesterday’s event click here. For background/history info on Return Day click here