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Mon Feb 6, 2012, 08:26 PM

43. Old New Castle History, Rehoboth Beach Family Fun, Dewey Beach Partiers & LET US NOT FORGET.......

PUNKIN' CHUNKIN'!

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World Championship Punkin Chunkin, held in Delaware, is the oldest and largest annual competition. The event began in 1986 and featured over 100 teams in 2010

Wikipedia info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pumpkin_chunking

Science Channel Shows and Videos:
http://science.discovery.com/tv/punkin-chunkin/


Of course, like so many other Delaware events - The Brandywine Arts Festival, The Arden Fair, The Point to Point Steeplechase, The Wilmington Flower Market at Rockford Park, The Italian Festival in Wilmington, and The State Fair - it's become less fun as both the state and the events became more populated and overcrowded.

Do I sould like an old grump?
Maybe so.

Born and raised in a home shared by 3 generations in Old New Castle I spent many a weekend at Battery Park after buying my comic books with my allowance at the 5 & 10 store on Delaware Street. If it rained, we all piled into the (now gone) Earle Theater for Saturday matinees. What a joy it was to grow up in a small town where we all ran around freely and without fear 'until the street lights came on' or until the DDT truck made it's rounds in the summertime! (cough cough cough)

Later, my immediate family moved to the 'burbs in North Wilmington and I went to Mount Pleasant Junior and Senior High Schools but we always took trips to the beach and later, my friends and I would spend weekends in Dewey at the low-down but highly cool Bottle and Cork. If you didn't spend too much time wondering why the soles of your shoes were sticking to the floor - the bands were great!

If it wasn't summertime there was always the Stone Balloon on Main Street in our college town of Newark and really good breakfasts at the Deer Park, right next to the railroad tracks. Or Halloween bar loops to the Logan House, Gallucio's and others all around Trolley Square and Wilmington.

Ah... Good times... Good times...

But now it feels like we're nothing but an out-of-town shoppers delight with overcrowded roads lined with construction signs and cones, East-side city crime sprees, and a legal haven for corporations and boat registrations.

Here's a great YouTube song with pics that a local made that helps:



Like I said:
Do I sould like an old grump?
Maybe so.

Tomorrow I'm turning 60 and like all 'elders' (WHAT?!)
I feel like the best of times were to be had 'in the old days'!

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