The column that says we revisited old haunts when we went to the Charcoal Pit on Route 202 in Delaware this week after nose surgery, and the ice cream sundaes named after high schools in the area are still the come on, but the Bulldog (Brandywine) doesn’t have fruit in the bottom of the mug like it used to, but it’s still four dips of butter pecan ice cream, wet walnuts, tons of whipped cream and a cherry on top in a beer mug at a place that has been a legend since 1956 and a favorite place to cry in your ice cream after a losing night at now-displaced by a shopping mall Brandywine Raceway, and owned by Ann Marie Fahey’s killer.
By Jack Hummel
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The ice cream at the Charcoal Pit was once Breyer’s, making the line at the door snake outside and the parking lot impenetrable, but then they changed to something more yellow (and cheaper), so we stopped going there, but now it’s Jack & Jill.
But “Here they come …” and “there they go …” is gone forever, and Red Red Robin will never again pay $77 to win and Dean of Deans will never again tap a teller for Jim Beattie.
“HUMmel! We goin’ tonight?”
It rained so hard in Quinton Township at dinner time that cars were pulling off the road.
In Hopewell, it was dripping.
At Carll’s Corner, it was bone dry. Go figure.
Lord, Beattie needs another pinochle player in heaven, somebody who he can joke with at the table, and somebody who calls clubs dog paws.
Can you take care of that, and don’t forget to keep that seat for Arnold and hold the fourth one for us, because as Beattie told you, “The last time I saw him, he was on his way!”
No gambling in 1heaven, though. You check your chips with Saint Peter at the gate.
Here is one piece of the puzzle in Millville, and this is what you have to think of when you hear about the 2 percent rattling your nerves, because people are holding down the fort until the cavalry arrives …
“Millville Storm U14 Girls Soccer team will hold a tryout on Thursday June 1st for girls interested in travel soccer with the birth year of 2004 or 2005.
“Tryouts will be held at the Millville Soccer Complex, 1400 McCafferty Blvd., Millville NJ. We will at the front of the clubhouse.
“Millville Storm was the Washington Township 2017 Easter Classic Champions and provides indoor futsal (footwork skills) and indoor winter games, team gear and lots more to help your daughter develop as a team player in soccer.
“Contact Coach James for more information or an alternate date/time at 856-305-5966.”
— Newell Branin
Everybody needs to work on their fusal.
You do understand, like Dr. Frank DeMaio told us on Vineland Founder’s Day, that what is going on today has been going on for thousands of years on this planet, and will never change.
There will always we the haves and the oppressed, and the oppressed will always rise up and somebody else will be the oppressed, so there will always be that war, but then there are always those who will try to keep the peace, work toward it and maybe even devote their life to it.
Even if it’s only in their own neighborhood, city, county.
That’s why it’s called “… the pursuit of happiness” and not “guaranteed life, liberty and happiness.”
And, so, we’re having Pastor Steve and his wife, Annamarie Forte Harris, on 92.1 FM on Saturday, June 17, at noon, if we can all remember that far ahead.
They are now part of something called Restoration House, which has to be good seed planted in Millville, where some mowerless people see only the weeds.
Please welcome Kristi Birtch to 92.1 FM radio Saturday at noon to talk about Memorial Day events as it has related to:
~ Her Broad Street School class.
~ The World War II monument in front of the school.
~ World War II veteran Warren Robinson’s relation to her class.
Trying to get Delaware Puppy Rescue on for June 10 to share their successful efforts in placing animals for adoption ALL over.
They just got a pregnant mommy in from North Carolina that blessed them with 12 puppies.
That she came from North Carolina shows their wide connection.
Personal trainer Eddie Williams will show off his baseball bi’s, dynamite delts and barnyard lats, also on June 10.
Here is one attitude …
“Our family chose to live a low crime area, on purpose, for our sake and the children. Additionally, we do not participate or work in areas where alcohol flows freely due to the type of people such places attract.
“There is no guarantee that even cautionary choices will result in being insulated from undesirable experiences. However, the averages are reduced dramatically. I used to be plagued with theft and robberies, house break-ins when I did not have a cautionary filter about where I worked, lived and people exposed.
“No such thing as luck, it is all about averages. Luck is fantasy, where there is no control over fantasy, but averages can be largely affected by choices. Success in life is when preparedness and careful planning meets opportunity.
YOU CAN BOOK IT: Storm coming, or John Campani is bowling in heaven!