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March is already living up to reputation for being a highly unpredictable month During a lull in the cards, one of the men playing noted that mid- night had passed, moving us from Feb. 27 to the month's last day. "And there goes the fastest month of the year. It's that way every year," said another who had plenty of time to talk and very lit- tle money to count. Another finished his cigar and smashed it out on the cement floor of the shop where we played. He pushed back from the table and walked out into the night to an- swer nature's call. "It's raining now," he an- nounced as he walked back into the high ceilinged room thick with smoke and the warmth of a wood stove. "That's just what we need," I said. "more rain. We've already had twice the amount we usually have by this time each year. Maybe March winds will dry things out. You never know with March." "My mother always told me that March is nature's way of showing people who don't drink what a hangover is like," said another. Then the man who had little money but plenty of time to talk realized that the weather wasn't going to improve his fortunes. He poured some scotch whiskey into a glass, added water, and surveyed the table. "Let's play cards. March may last forever but this game won't. It's time to play 'I win.' " Dennis Forney MARCH HAS BEEN per- forming its "hangover" role well during the last week. Last Sunday afternoon the mercury was staying between 40 and 45 degrees where it has been for most of the winter. With so much east wind this win- ter, our temperature here along the coast has tended even moreso than normal to mimic the temperature of the ocean, which has such a moderating influence on our weather. By Sunday evening, with a southwest wind blowing steady and the sun headed for Frisco, the temperature pushed up toward 70 and the birds were singing love ...... ii'i'ilC I iii iiiiiiljiiiiii W BAREFOOT1N' songs to one another. Three days later the weather- man couldn't say "freezing tem- peratures" often enough. Here comes mid-March and we're looking at the coldest tempera- tures of the winter with talk of snow flurries just to keep the recipe interesting. BRAX HUDSON IS develop- ing a strong pace with his produc- tion of oil paintings and continues to turn out works that help chroni- cle memorable local landmarks. The most recent work he complet- ed shows the twin, World War II triangulating towers on the beach near Gordons Pond in Cape Hen- lopen State Park. Brax's work takes advantage of the tidal pools that often gather near the bases of the towers providing beautiful re- flections. His work also includes a touch of the surrealism that has become a trademark of many of this young artist's most striking works. In the towers painting, the surrealism comes in the guise of an electrifying web of lightning crackling in the distance beyond the towers. Brax said the 900 edi- tion print of his stunning Cape Henlopen lighthouse painting is selling well, with more than 300 sold to appreciative owners. He's looking forward to a good sum- mer season of sales. Brax said he is now beginning his next work, which will be a panoramic view of the downtown Annapolis skyline, painted with his back to the harbor with the light of a rising sun. Brax Hudson with his new painting of the two towers. CAPE GAZETYE, Friday, March 13 - March 19, 1998 - 7 A VERY SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY IN "THE PINES" ENGLISH TUDOR 112 Henlopen Ave. - Professionally decorated and lanseaped. Eat-in gourmet kitchen w/granite cotmtertops and ccmmerdal looking appliances. 2 fireplaces (one gas). Spa- cious second floor with third level sleq)ing loft. Only the highest quality materials have been used in this totally renovated year round home $425,000. PleaN take a leok. i i i NEW HOME IN MAPLEWOOD 123 Bryn a" Drive - Brand new custom built ranch home on a 75'x135' lot. 3 BR, 2 BA, Kitchen, Dining Room, Living Room, with cathedral ceilings, vinyl siding, two car garage, many special and distin- guishing touches. Ready for occu- pancy April 10. Call for appointment. Only $125,000. THE BEACH HOUSE - Oceanblock B&B - 15 Hickman Street. In-ground pool, 10 guest rooms 8 w/private baths, large owner's quarters. WATERFRONT LOT RBYCC Large Corner Lot Fully Bulkheaded Dock Permit in Hand $172,000 114 Coleman Ave. Lewes mmr Hospital 5 Year Round Apts. 100' X 125' Lot $299,900 .... 16 Hidanan St. - 3W Top Floor 2BR Condo Heat & A/C Ocean View Deck $119,500 123 Breezewood Drive Four bedroom - two bath Cape Cod on large lot Two ear garage & studio $149,900 57B Delaware - R.h.ob. Three bedroom condo Second floor Rcecatly redeeecated $124,500 LEWES OFRCE REHOBOTH BEACH 117 ,,vmnaM,oad  - ltl:/A,'ll/: "'-'-- " Delmn 1 Re.uw'lt 'h JPw 302-645-6100 302 227 4800 ,,,_ r 800-244-2501 800-955-6350 " t, 0