Friday, December 11, 2009

Merry Christmas Our Christmas Card for one and all!

A Very Merry Wassail Christmas to One and All!

We wish you a
Very Merry Christmas And Happy New Year !!!
Mary, Margaret, and Conrad Bladey

fErret’s First Christmas
Cocco and Puff


We will celebrate our

traditional wassail on

Saturday January 16, 5pm

onward-Wassail, hand

warmer meat pies, smoking

bishop, authentic wassail

cakes, bonfire, mummers

play and music-

rain or shine all welcome!


Who knows maybe we will

be able to celebrate the

publication of the grand

Book of wassail.

For more about wassail customs go here:

Monday, November 16, 2009

St. Martin's Umzug- Zion Church Baltimore

A great procession and celebration.
My first recent public performance on alto horn!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Change of March 14 Event- Not Parade Commemorative Gathering

Please change your information- Sorry for the inconvenience. Not enough interest for formal parade so we will just commemorate. There is not enough parking in the park and it is not on any map so we will gather in the Linthicum Heights 21090 parking lot for a few words then distribute maps to the park and commemorate there.
Commemorative Gathering
Gather together to remember two Maryland Patriots-- John Charles Linthicum Charles Linthicum To be Celebrated with Commemorative Gathering.
We gather at the center of Linthicum Heights in the Shopping Center for a few words and to find parking. We will distribute maps to the park which is only a few blocks away. (but as it is a new park and has little parking it is not on any maps as yet.) So first a few words in the center of town, maps, find parking then a second commemoration at the park at noon. Wreath laying maybe a speech. Afterwards we will find some place for a social gathering with refreshments.

March 14 2009

Thus far...
Commemoration will take place rain or shine.

We are looking for a sponsor bar to provide special deals for commemoration participants after the parade maybe 1930s beer prices! (remember no beer in commemoration) e.mail us

Girls are encouraged to wear costume jewelry and roses in honor of Mrs. Linthicum

1930s dress is encouraged

1930s vehicles are encouraged

Artcars will take part

Participants can dress up with I'm Linthicum tee shirts from our on-line store

Remember the Linthicums with great gift items-tote bag, mugs, pins etc... Build Community spirit! Remember our history!
Visit the store here-

March 14, 1932

On March 14, 1932, the House voted on the question of bringing out from the
Judiciary Committee the Beck-Linthicum resolution, which proposed that Congress ...
-Straw Votes: A Study of Political Prediction - Page 156 by Claude Everett Robinson, Columbia University Council for Research in the Social Sciences - Elections - 1932 - 203 pages

Yes indeed! NO! It is not a parade but a commemorative gathering to recognize the importance of our rights and the man that started the legislation rolling which ended in the repeal of prohibition. Even though Linthicum was a tea totaller (In his own words: "A temperance man"- he knew the value of our rights. Note that Linthicum was cited as being in favor of just such a parade:

"Representatives J. Charles Linthicum and Vincent Palmisano and former Representative John Philip Hill favor a beer parade in Baltimore such as Mayor Walker plans for New York. Walter H . Buck president of the Baltimore Association Against the Prohibition Amendment; Edgar Allan Poe Jr., head of the Crusaders here, and other civic and political leaders sowed interest in the idea of a national demonstration.
Mr. Buck explained that his association was interested in repeal of the prohibition amendment rather than modification, and expressed regret that the Baltimore Association of Commerce recently refused to follow the lead of similar bodies in Chicago and New York,, which passed resolutions calling on Congress to pass a bill making beer available for tax revenue.
Mr. Poe said he felt sure that the members of the Crusaders would be willing to march here in a beer parade. But in the absence of official advice on the matter from the Crusaders' New York headquarters he was unwilling to commit himself.

-"Linthicum for Beer Parade.", The New York Times.,April 17, 1932, pg.2.

The commemoration will be a good civic experience for young and old. A good chance to learn local history and to take part in the commemoration of our local Patriot Charles Linthicum. All are invited to contribute. The commemoration will take place on the closest Saturday in March to the date the amendment reached the floor of the Congress.

The commemoration will start at the Linthicum shopping center (Linthicum Heights, 21090) and end at the Linthicum Memorial in the Charles Linthicum Park. Anyone wanting to take part can contact me at

. There will be no alcohol in the route, at the shopping center or in the park at the ending. There will be a gathering at a place to be announced where our freedoms can be exercised.

We welcome one and all to participate. A beer can wreath will be laid at the base of the monument.

The commemoration will proceed in all weather!
Watch this space for further details!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Helping Polar Bear Plungers To Plunge!-Polarbear Plunge 09

In the tent

Best served cold...

Not an art car

Random folks

Union plunge team

random plungers

Ravens fan

Lovers of artcars- tpyical portrait moment

Captain Defense

And so it was another day another plunger! WE were plungers helpers!