Yesterday was Grandparents’ Day at two of the grands’ school. I continue to be impressed with the Montessori method and enjoyed watching them perform various “works.”
I had planned with my sister Madeline to meet in New Castle, Delaware, a colonial town about half way distance for both of us. Though it was hot and everything is closed on Monday except one restaurant, we had a good time catching up and walking around. William Penn landed here in 1682; the town is well preserved with period brick buildings and sidewalks, gardens and a waterfront walkway. We admired the fire marks—emblems identifying fire insurance companies on homes. Subscribers paid fire companies in advance for fire protection before municipal and volunteer fire departments were created.
We ending the visit by sharing mud oil ice cream—a cappuccino mixture laced with some green food coloring, to look like oil.