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FRIDAY, MARCH 27 - MONDAY, MARCH 30~ 2015 Cape Gazette Delaware Hospice's Beef and Longtime attendee Pat Siebert Brew fundraiser was held March of Lewes said, "I would not miss 20, at the Georgetown CHEER Delaware Hospice's Beef& Brew. Center. The Funsters rocked If there was only one event to the center for this annual event attend each year, this would be which raised over $16,000 for it for me!" Siebert was not the Delaware Hospice. only one who felt this way, as she Guests enjoyed listening and was accompanied by close to 200 dancing to the live music of the people out on the dance floor. ultimate party band, The Fun- Proceeds from the Beef and sters, catering by Lighthouse Brew will benefit Sussex County Catering, beer sponsored by programs and services of Dela- Banks Wines & Spirits and the ware Hospice in Sussex County, Starboard Restaurant, and bid- the only not-for-profit hospice in ding on some great prizes in the Delaware. For information visit raffles and silent auction, www.delawarehospice.org. Looking over the silent auction items are (I-r) Maureen Red- wine; AI Morris, Delaware Hospice transitions coordinator; and Carol Fehrenbach. Bey Crowl calls from Greece and gets face time with Peggy Dolby, assistant director of development; and Park McDaniel. Greeting guests are (I-r) Midge DiNatale, bereavement counselor; and volunteers Joanne Elliott and Becky Carney. Ready for a fun" night are (I-r) Russ McCabe, Nancy Beaumont, Rep. Ruth Briggs King, R-Georgetown, and Joe Gordy. DENY HOWETH PHOTOS DELAWARE HOSPICE BOARD members (I-r) Ronda Douglas, Carol Leashef- ski, and President and CEO of Delaware Hospice Susan Lloyd gather on the dance floor during a break. Pat Duchesne knits and sells hats and other items for Dela- ware Hospice. Jim Porter and Regina Hansen are ready to pour. 9 you may have noticed that traffic is starting to in- crease on the weekends. Sometimes Route 1 looks like a major sporting event parking lot, such as the World Series or the Super Bowl, is just letting out. Except for the fact that no one is wearing a block of cheese on their head, you could hardly tell the difference. In fact, some drivers think they actually are in a parking lot, as they have stopped dead in their lane, prompting other drivers to help with such well- wishing words as, "Go back to..." you get the idea. I don't know what eventually happens to these drivers frozen in time, but I think DelDOT picks them up and deposits them as part of the beach replenishment proj- ect. I mean I'm just guessing, but I hear things. Not since the Paul Castro School of Driving closed have I seen such erratic maneuvers. Well, maybe if you are taking a cab in New York City, where there are still remnants of stuff they've run over stuck in the front grille. Hey, when a pas- senger says step on it and hands over a $20 bill, airs fair in love, war and ramming speeds. The last time I took a taxi in a major city, the driver seemed to know a lot about the psy- chology of other drivers on the road, yelling about their origins and informing them about how tough their toenails would be- come. It was a great civics les- son, and by the time I landed at the curb, I actually had picked up enough of another language to apply for a teaching position at a major university. You have to remember that the snowbirds are coming back from wintering in Florida. Not only are highways, parking spaces and grocery lines start- ing to clog, but so are things like carotid arteries and shelves that contain hemorrhoid medicine. So you are going to have to change your drive time at the very least. I think my favorite problem with traffic and those on the road is when the light turns green and the person driving the car in front of you doesn't move. If you blow your horn as a reminder that the light is green, for some reason, that driver takes it personally, mostly because they are on the phone conducting important business, such as pleading with their bookie for another couple of weeks for payment. No one likes the idea of wearing cement shoes. Now If you wait at the light behind that person, hoping they will look up, you are going to have a lot of patience. It usually happens about a second before the light turns red again, leaving you very little time to notice the bumper sticker with a gang sign across it. If it has a south central LA affiliation, your chances of breathing again increase if you just run through the traffic. On Route 1, it pays to be careful, especially if you haven't taken your medication, but be- side that there are a great many other vehicles riding along the far lanes, like bikes, scooters, buses and the occasional burro. And sometimes they haven't taken their medication either. So what we have here is the Charge of the Light Brigade, to the left of you, to the right of you and over the median sometimes. And there is that caravan coming off the ferry .now on the weekends. Folks are starting to move their summer things down to the beach. I followed behind a car that had a mat- tress strapped to the roof of the vehicle. It wasn't so much as strapped to the roof, but held on by a thread of dental floss. The mattress had come loose and was flapping up and down like Mick Jagger's tongue. You couldn't see around it, over it or under it. It's spring again, and Mon- days are starting to look pretty good.