Journalist @baltimoresun writer artist runner #amwriting Chaplain PIO #partylikeajournalist

Journalist @baltimoresun writer artist runner #amwriting Chaplain PIO #partylikeajournalist
Journalist @baltimoresun writer artist runner #amwriting Md Troopers Assoc #20 & Westminster Md Fire Dept Chaplain PIO #partylikeajournalist

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Sunday, March 26, 2017

March 26, 2014: "Mother's Restaurant" in New Orleans, Louisiana. It's a Marine Corps thing.


"Mother's Restaurant" in New Orleans, Louisiana. It's a Marine Corps thing. Semper Fi. We loved it. Convenient to downtown. We walked everywhere. The food was great. The service was good and the place had real character. I felt like we part of history. 26Mar2014





  

 

Mother’s restaurant New Orleans Louisiana
401 Poydras St
New Orleans, Louisiana
(504) 523-9656
Authentic N'Awlins home-style cooking since 1938. The Amato family welcomes you for a taste of tradition.


 

  

Mother’s Restaurant opened its doors in 1938 on Poydras Street’s “Restaurant Row”, situated between a thriving waterfront and the courthouse. Owners Simon and Mary (Mother) Landry and his large family cooked up po’ boys for lines of longshoremen and laborers, newspapermen and attorneys.


During and after World War II, Mother’s became a local hang-out for “the few and the proud” – the U.S. Marine Corps. The Marine spirit was in the family – five of the seven Landry children (five sons and two daughters) joined the Marine Corps. Francis Landry was the first woman in Louisiana to be accepted into the Corps. This special association with the Marines earned Mother’s the title of “TUN Tavern New Orleans” in the late ’60s. The original TUN tavern was the official birthplace of the Marines during the Revolutionary War.


Mother’s is not just a part of this great American tradition, but also stands as a uniquely New Orleans institution. The likes of other family-owned local businesses such as D.H. Holmes Department Stores, K&B Drug Stores, MacKenzie’s Bakery, and Werlein’s Music have all departed from the landscape, while Mother’s Restaurant has not only remained almost exactly the same, but has flourished.


In 1986, the Jerry and John Amato bought Mother’s from the Landry’s sons Jacques and Eddie. With the changing of the guard, many things were added but nothing, fortunately, lost. Jerry Amato, chef and proprietor, doubled the already dizzying size of the menu. Now traditional New Orleans dishes like jambalaya and Shrimp Creole line-up next to the po’ boys that Mother’s made famous, such as the Ferdi Special and the debris po-boy (for a history of these and other sandwiches on the Fun Facts page). Breakfast, lunch and dinner items are cooked with fresh ingredients and bold, delicious flavor.


You will still see longshoremen in boots and you’ll find plenty of locals rubbing elbows in line with visitors, veterans, politicians and movie stars. Mother’s remains true to its working class origins. Nobody gets treated better (or worse) than anybody else. As Jerry Amato says, “Everybody gets fed. Everybody comes back.”


So go ahead, join ranks with the not-so-few, but intensely proud – the Mother’s crowd.

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Meet my new best friend. His name is Keeper


Meet my new best friend. His name is "Keeper," and he is miniature paint horse. He is quite friendly and he following me around at the annual 4H TRP Horse Fair at the Ag Center. 26Mar2017

Caroline and I attended the Sat. eve. Grace Lutheran Church service.


Caroline and I attended the Sat. eve. Grace Lutheran Church service. We really liked Pastor Martha's sermon. 25Mar2017

I am at the annual 4H TRP Horse Fair at the Ag Center.

I am at the annual 4H TRP Horse Fair at the Ag Center. It is giant equestrian equipment flea market. If you are into horses you ought to come out. It is open until 2 p.m.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Westminster Auxiliary Police Sgt. Larry Myers


Westminster Auxiliary Police Sgt. Larry Myers talks with a young man who wants to be a police officer or firefighter at the Third Annual KIDZPO at Grace Lutheran Church Sat March 25, 2017 21 Carroll St Westminster MD.

Westminster Vol. Fire Dept. and the Westminster Police Auxiliary at KIDZPO at Grace Lutheran Church

Westminster Vol. Fire Dept. and the Westminster Police Auxiliary at the Third Annual KIDZPO at Grace Lutheran Church Sat March 25, 2017 21 Carroll St Westminster MD.

Westminster Vol. Fire Dept. Treasurer Caroline Babylon leads a number of children in a 'stop, drop, and roll' demonstration


Westminster Vol. Fire Dept. Treasurer Caroline Babylon leads a number of children in a 'stop, drop, and roll' demonstration for the safety and fire prevention program at the Third Annual KIDZPO at Grace Lutheran Church Sat March 25, 2017 21 Carroll St Westminster MD.

Westminster Police Auxiliary members Ken Carlisle and Larry Myers, and WFD Chaplain Kevin Dayhoff assisted, but did not demonstrate the dropping and rolling portion of the demonstration. Just saying. But I am betting that the WFD Secretary and Fire Prevention Chair Jamie Petry or WFD Fundraising Chair Brenda Roper would have demonstrated the drop and roll well. 

Friday, March 24, 2017

At the St. John Catholic Church for the fish fry


At the St. John Catholic Church for the fish fry. 24March2017

Food fish, Religion St John Catholic Ch, Religion, Carroll Co Community Events, Westminster community events, People, People Carroll County, 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

Block: 410-650-5970; 410-670-5107; and 443-345-8283 on your phone.


The Harford County Md Fire & EMS PIO Media Page reports that the scammers are at it again. Block: 410-650-5970; 410-670-5107; and 443-345-8283 on your phone.

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Harford County Md Fire & EMS PIO Media Page

March 15, 2017

The scammers are at it again. We are getting reports of a man named John calling from 443-345-8283. He says he is with the "foundation" and asked for donations to the fire service in Harford County.

When asked questions he abruptly hangs up.

No fire or EMS company/dept in Harford County solicits donations by telephone. Not one.

Please do not fall prey to this guy or anyone else who may try a scam like this.

Share this info with those who aren't on social media, especially the older population.


March 19, 2017 from comments, also block: "I just got a call this morning. It was 410-650-5970 that called my phone. Got that call on Tuesday from 410-670-5107...."
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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sunday church service at Grace Lutheran Church on Carroll St.


Sunday church service at Grace Lutheran Church on Carroll St. in Westminster, Md. Pastor Kevin Clementson shared with us his thoughts about the conversation between Jesus and the Samaritan  woman at Jacob's well... John 4: 5-42. 19Mar2017

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Mrs. Barbara Peck's funeral... at St. Paul's United Church of Christ at Bell Grove Square in Westminster.

Our Westminster High School 1972 Classmate (and my cousin,) Jerry Condon, speaks at Westminster High School longtime librarian, Mrs. Barbara Peck's funeral... at St. Paul's United Church of Christ at Bell Grove Square in Westminster. March 18, 2017 Sat

Friday, March 17, 2017

A quiet cold snow-covered March afternoon at the Westminster Cemetery

A quiet cold snow-covered March afternoon at the Westminster Cemetery: I always imagine all the stories that are there to be told. 17 Mar 2017 KED

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The latest of the clumsy error messages folks get on their computers is one that reads: “Sorry, Backup and Sync needs to quit.”

The latest of the clumsy error messages folks get on their computers is one that reads: “Sorry, Backup and Sync needs to quit.” http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-latest-of-clumsy-error-messages.html 

7:30 p.m. EST 16Mar2017


The latest of the all-too-frequent clumsy error messages folks get on their computers from Microsoft, Google, Adobe, et al, is one that reads: “Sorry, Backup and Sync needs to quit.” 7:30 p.m. EST 16Mar2017

LOL – What the What. Curious, I did search on “Sorry, Backup and Sync needs to quit,” and tech writer, Corbin Davenport, writing for the website, Android Police,” seems to have just unraveled the mystery, minutes ago… http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/03/16/google-drive-windows-self-updating-backup-sync-breaking-process/

“Did you think Google's intentional downgrade OTA for the Nexus 6 from yesterday was bad? Google appears to be on a mission to break as many products as possible, and next up is the Google Drive client for Windows.

“If you've ever used Google Drive (or similar cloud services), you'll know that there is a Windows client that syncs all your Drive files locally to your computer. It hasn't received much attention over the years, and is rather buggy. As for the good news - Google seems to be working on an updated version. The bad news is that an unfinished and broken build is being pushed live.”

I will add, that to say that it is “rather buggy,” is an understatement.

Anyway, read much more here. Mr. Davenport explains it well. Thank you.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Grand Ole Opry March 14, 2017 www.opry.com #opry Rascal Flatts

Grand Ole Opry March 14, 2017 www.opry.com #opry Rascal Flatts

Rascal Flatts is an American country music trio formed in Columbus, Ohio in 1999. It is composed of Gary LeVox, his second cousin Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney.

Larry Gatlinburg and The Gatlin Brothers, Jeanne Seely, Del McMoury Band, Charles Esten, Thompson Square, Rascal Flatts, and more

Grand Ole Opry March 14, 2017 www.opry.com #opry Charles Esten

Grand Ole Opry March 14, 2017 www.opry.com #opry Charles Esten

Larry Gatlinburg and The Gatlin Brothers, Jeanne Seely, Del McMoury Band, Charles Esten, Thompson Square, Rascal Flatts, and more

Grand Ole Opry www.opry.com #opry Jeannie Seely

Grand Ole Opry March 14, 2017 www.opry.com #opry Jeannie Seely "When I stoned, I can be alone, so who needs you." LOL

Marilyn "Jeannie" Seely is an American country music singer and Grand Ole Opry star. She is best known for her 1966 Grammy award-winning country hit "Don't Touch Me", which peaked at No. 1..."

Larry Gatlinburg and The Gatlin Brothers, Jeanne Seely, Del McMoury Band, Charles Esten, Thompson Square, Rascal Flatts, and more

Grand Ole Opry March 14, 2017 www.opry.com #opry Thompson Square Are you going to kiss me or not

Grand Ole Opry March 14, 2017 www.opry.com #opry Thompson Square Are you going to kiss me or not.

Larry Gatlinburg and The Gatlin Brothers, Jeanne Seely, Del McMoury Band, Charles Esten, Thompson Square, Rascal Flatts, and more

Grand Ole Opry March 14, 2017 www.opry.com #opry Del McMoury Band

Grand Ole Opry March 14, 2017 Tuesday night www.opry.com #opry Del McMoury Band

Larry Gatlinburg and The Gatlin Brothers, Jeanne Seely, Del McMoury Band, Charles Esten, Thompson Square, Rascal Flatts, and more

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Jason's (and Laura Tyler's) Deli. www.jasonsdeli.com 12Mar2017

Jason's (and Laura Tyler's) Deli. www.jasonsdeli.com 12Mar2017

Just like our friends Jason and Laura, it appears that "Jason's Deli" (is a business) that understands that it has a social contract...

"About Jason's Deli: Who We Are: Jason's Deli stands for three simple concepts: PEOPLE, FOOD and CHOICE.

 We were founded in 1976 by Joe Tortorice, Jr. who believes in treating employees as family and backs it up by making remarkable investments in our people.

We have a Leadership Institute that offers free classes in money matters, ethics, conflict resolution, emotional intelligence, and in the core values of our brand.

Joe also started a program called The Fishing School in order to empower hourly employees to better themselves professionally by becoming managers and leaders. In addition, Jason's has a non-profit foundation to help our employees when in crisis.

May 1960 Nashville TN sit ins. Near 235 5th Ave. North


May 1960 Nashville TN sit ins. Near 235 5th Ave. North, in downtown Nashville. Next stop, the Civil Rights Room in the Nashville Public Library. The work continues. 12Mar2017

First Baptist Church, downtown Nashville, TN Sun 12Mar2017

First Baptist Church, downtown Nashville, TN Sun 12Mar2017

Sunday church at First Lutheran Nashville TN #2

Sunday church at First Lutheran Nashville TN http://www.first-lutheran-nashville.org/ 113 Eighth Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203 Good morning. I hope you are having a great day.

Sunday church at First Lutheran Church NSH TN


Sunday church at First Lutheran Nashville TN http://www.first-lutheran-nashville.org/ 113 Eighth Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203 Good morning. I hope you are having a great day. My message this Sunday is that I love all God's children, whatever their age, the color of their skin, the contents of their wallet, no matter whom they love, no matter what their faith, or how they worship – or not worship, where they were born, what they do for a living – or not do, how they speak, and whatever their abilities or disabilities; for we are all God's children, and in the end, we all are reconciled to God. Just saying. Sunday, March 12, 2017

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

At the March 8, 2017 '2017 Lenten Midweek Worship Service, at Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster


Kayla Sherfey did a great job sharing her "Reflection on growing in Faith through worship leadership," at the March 8, 2017 '2017 Lenten Midweek Worship Service, at Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster. The message of this service is "Baptism and beyond, Rediscovering Luther's Small Catechism."

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Annual Women’s Club of Westminster Dr. Seuss read across Carroll County March 6, 2017

Annual Women's Club of Westminster Dr. Seuss read across Carroll County March 6, 2017 / Kevin Dayhoff

William Winchester Elementary School Westminster Md

- I had a cup of coffee with some fantastic local community leaders this morning as we waited to be assigned to our rooms by Beverly Jane Humbert of the Women' Club of Westminster, and the staff of William Winchester Elementary School; to read Dr. Seuss books.

From left to right, Lynn Wheeler, the exe. dir. of the Carroll County Public Library, Steve Guthrie, superintendent of Carroll County Public Schools, longstanding Westminster council member and former Westminster common council president Dr. Bob Wack, local business owner and artist, Lyndi McNulty, and Kevin Dayhoff. Monday morning, March 6, 2017 at William Winchester Elementary School, on the old Albaugh and Babylon Farm in Westminster.

The GFWC Woman's Club of Westminster, along with other civic organizations, community leaders and businesses, annually promote literacy and encourage reading in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday. 

According to Jackie Hering, education department chairperson of the Woman's Club of Westminster, and chair of the event, "It's wonderful to see the children's faces light up when you sit down to read to them."

Annual Women's Club of Westminster Dr. Seuss read across Carroll County March 6, 2017 https://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/2017/03/annual-womens-club-of-westminster-dr.html
 


Sunday, March 05, 2017

Sunday church service at Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster - the first Sunday in Lent. www.gracelc.org


Sunday church service at Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster - the first Sunday in Lent.  www.gracelc.org A welcome and necessary brief break in the never-ending war against hunger, poverty, the intellectually stunted and the artistry disinclined. 4March2017

Pastor Kevin Clementson spoke to us about the expectations of having a life in Christ. In a message that highlights "This is not what I signed-up for," he shared that sometimes in our walk of faith, we are tempted and things do not go as planned. The hope for a perfect life often leads to disappointment.

This reinforces one of my foundation beliefs that our success in life greatly depends on how we respond positively to setbacks and  dissapointment.