Monthly Archives: September 2015

Last Episode

We walked south, children in a rough line from the surf to the dunes. They picked up everything; crab biters and shells from four or five species, conch and whelk shells, lots of moonshells, oyster shells, clam shell and occasionally … Continue reading

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Episode 7

They all nodded and smiled sincerely. We headed up the ramp to the beach. The beach was wide at this location. The ocean was rough with huge breakers. Sea gulls of various species were flying around us. Some of the … Continue reading

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Episode 6

Our principal paid a visit at lunchtime just to check things out. Making sure we had the same number of children that we started with. He frowned looking at all the wet feet and muddy clothes. Parents would be calling … Continue reading

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episode 5

A developer from Washington owned most of the Maryland part of Assateague. In the late fifties he had an asphalt and concrete road built running down the center of the island. Side streets were named and street signs installed. He … Continue reading

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Episode 4 Tues.

Mosquito ditches were dug mostly during the depression by the CCC, The idea was to let little fish swim into the marsh and gorge themselves on mosquito larva. They are about eighteen inches wide and go straight across a marsh, … Continue reading

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Episode 3

In thirty seconds they were out of sight around a bend in the road.. I was yelling, the three parents were yelling and so was the guidance councilor. We walked briskly down the road to the old dock. Half the … Continue reading

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Episode two

On Earth Day, we were ready. The evening previous to Earth Day, it had poured. The sidewalks were still wet when the principal gave the students a pep talk. It was mainly stay away from the ponies, stay out of … Continue reading

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