Way..... Out there !

Way..... Out there !
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Ned Hall – Gone but never forgotten

The man who made Hallmark Woods possible – it's all on his land – Edward "Ned" Hall III died Sunday.

Those of us who had the privilege of meeting him know what a great loss this is to our world. Ned Hall was a true tree-hugger, probably surveyed half of Anne Arundel County, and was a genuine "nice guy." For years he lived, at least part-time, in a log cabin off Branchwood Drive (extended) on the other half of his land here.

From the obituary in the Annapolis Capitol newspaper:

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 30 at St Luke's Episcopal Church, 1101 Bay Ridge Avenue, Annapolis. There will be an interment service at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 19 at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church Cemetery in Crownsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Scenic Rivers Land Trust, Inc., PO Box 2008, Annapolis, MD 21404, for land conservation.

The Baltimore Sun also ran an obituary, just a little longer. Click here.

John L.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Summer and the posting is....sloooowww....

Tomatoes are slowly ripening, peppers too (one red cayenne so far). Lots of yard work to do, but hard to get up to do it. Excuse: too hot, too steamy. Even if that's the norm for mid-July.

At least BP seems to have stopped their blowout well from gushing, at least for now. And the Corwith Cramer has docked again in Bermuda at the end of a month-long cruise to assess the ever-growing presence of plastic bits, large and small, in the Sargasso Sea.

Enjoy! There's about 45 more delicious summer days until Labor Day.

John L.