Remembering Dorchester, Dec. 26, 2018

Posted on Cambridge Maryhland Memories Facebook by Steve Long: “Many may remember Long’s Grocery Rt. 343 and Horn Point Road. Mom is still there and I use the old store section for my business. Mom turned 91 Sept 10. I’m sure she’d be thrilled to hear from any of you who may have enjoyed her chicken salad sandwiches or grabbing a Banner on the way home. She could use a little boost theses days. Thanks.” Bonnie Shertenlieb replied: “Hi Gerogia! I sure do miss stopping by the store to say hi and catch up on the news and jokes. Bill does too and we both wish you a happy birthday!!!” Cheryl Beckwith Meekins: “Steve, we werent customers of the store because we lived on the opposite end of the county, but I remember you from journalism class. Just wanted to say hi!” Neil Bradford: “My school bus would stop once it a while (if we were good) on the way home from Cambridge High School. The people that worked there were always soooo nice considering the sudden in rush of teenagers. lol” Teresa Seabrease: “Used to love when our bus would stop there on Fridays and we would all get to go in and get something.”       179Shirley Havelin Peters, Dolores Adams and 177 others .    LikeShow more reactions    Comment   Share.   Comments      6 of 71   View previous comments .      Bonnie Shertenlieb          Bonnie Shertenlieb  Hi Gerogia! I sure do miss stopping by the store to say hi and catch up on the news and jokes. Bill does too and we both wish you a happy birthday!!!   Manage    LikeShow more reactions  · Reply · 16w.      Cheryl Beckwith Meekins          Cheryl Beckwith Meekins  Steve, we werent customers of the store because we lived on the opposite end of the county, but I remember you from journalism class. Just wanted to say hi!   Manage    LikeShow more reactions  · Reply · 16w.         Cheryl Beckwith Meekins replied · 4 Replies .      Neil Bradford          Neil Bradford  My school bus would stop once it a while ( if we were good) on the way home from Cambridge High School. The people that worked there were always soooo nice considering the sudden in rush of teenagers. lol     3 Manage    LikeShow more reactions  · Reply · 16w.      Teresa Seabrease          Teresa Seabrease  Used to love when our bus would stop there on Fridays and we would all get to go in and get something    1 Manage    LikeShow more reactions  · Reply · 15w.      Charlene Mooney Wagner          Charlene Mooney Wagner  Use to stop in for a soda if I was down that way   Manage    LikeShow more reactions  · Reply · 15w.      Donna Tolley Rahe          Donna Tolley Rahe  Happy Birthday Sister Georgia. Have a great day on 9-10-18. 🎂⭐️   Manage    LikeShow more reactions  · Reply · 15w.         Sylvia Windsor      Write a comment...        .                                .                        .

Posted on Cambridge Maryland Memories Facebook by Steve Long: “Many may remember Long’s Grocery Rt. 343 and Horn Point Road. Mom is still there and I use the old store section for my business. Mom turned 91 Sept 10. I’m sure she’d be thrilled to hear from any of you who may have enjoyed her chicken salad sandwiches or grabbing a Banner on the way home. She could use a little boost theses days. Thanks.” Bonnie Shertenlieb replied: “Hi Georgia! I sure do miss stopping by the store to say hi and catch up on the news and jokes. Bill does too and we both wish you a happy birthday!!!” Cheryl Beckwith Meekins: “Steve, we weren’t customers of the store because we lived on the opposite end of the county, but I remember you from journalism class. Just wanted to say hi!” Neil Bradford: “My school bus would stop once it a while (if we were good) on the way home from Cambridge High School. The people that worked there were always soooo nice considering the sudden in rush of teenagers. lol” Teresa Seabrease: “Used to love when our bus would stop there on Fridays and we would all get to go in and get something.”

From the pages of the Banner

50 years ago
Nearing home on their space odyssey, the Apollo 8 astronauts today readied their portable TV camera for a sixth and final celestial telecast following Christmas Day’s cooking lesson from space.

“What we thought we would do today was just show you a little bit about life inside the Apollo 8,” a voice from space said. With it came a remarkably clear view of the interior of the ship. “We’ve shown you the scenes of the moon and scenes of the earth, and we thought we would invite you into our home. It’s been our home, at least, for four days.”

The voice was Apollo 8 commander Frank Borman’s. For 10 minutes, he described how the crew uses “handy dandy scissors” to open the spacemen’s packaged food, how he and his teammates exercise daily in space, and how the ship’s on-board computer “has done a fantastic job for us.”

The crew, in one of its most jovial moods yet, made references to Christmas and the big dinners they probably would be enjoying if they were on earth.

“I hope you all had a better Christmas dinner today than this,” said Air Force Major William A. Anders as earthlings viewed him fish through plastic bags of specially prepared cocoa, sugar cookies, orange juice, corn chowder, chicken and gravy.

The food on Apollo 8 is better than in past flights. It was made more palatable after the Apollo 7 crew complained bitterly of the food.
Borman, who made a point to wish everyone on earth a “very merry Christmas,” called the food “generally pretty good.”

100 years ago
With the passage of the $6,000,000,000 War Revenue bill by the Senate on Monday, and its early consideration in conference, Treasury officials were able yesterday to prepare tabulations which give a definite idea of the amounts individual income tax payers will be called upon to pay.

Revenue officials said they were of the belief that the new revenue bill would undergo only comparatively slight modifications in conference, and probably none in rates. While the bill about the become law does not, as in the case of the existing law, require the payment of an excess profits on individual incomes, through its medium of graduated rates, it will have the effect of bringing home to nearly every citizen whose income after deductions allowed by law amounts to $1,000 or more.

Dave Ryan is editor of the Dorchester Banner. He can be reached at dryan@newszap.com.

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