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20 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, June 7 - June 13, 1996 In Marvil's memory Members of Lewes Histori- cal Society gathered at the Third and Shipcarpenter streets complex Sunday af- ternoon, June 2, for the an. nual Strawberry Festival. During the afternoon, a Lin- den tree was planted on the grounds to honor Lewes His- torical Society founder and long time president Dr. James Marvil who died earN- er this year. Dr. Marvil was II 00oo0oo,. president of Lewes Historical Society from 1962 to 1979. Dr. Marvil's daughter, Trennie Elliott, joined her husband, Capt. George Elliott, who is current Historical Society president, and three former presidents for the dedication. Shown here with the Burton- Ingram House in the back- ground. Shown (l-r) are Ed Pat*helL president 1992.1995; Judy Roberts, president 1986- 1991; James Macintire, presi- dent 1980-1985; and Trennie and George Elliott. Khaki - adjustable - stitched colorful logo - soft profile Order A Subscription, Get A Free IIatl Send us your check for a new, one year's subscription to the Cape Oazette and we'll send you one of our coveted hats. Current subscribers may purchase hats for $5. Available to general public for $10. r" ....................... "1 the stairs. Her brother preferred put the two identical trees at each I:V' ! Want A Sub & A Free Haft I Showhouse the tighter quarters found beneath end of the porch, with one being I rve endosed a check for $25 !i_n Sussex) or |40 (out of Sussex) I a sturdy bed. "And everybody for Rooney and the other for her ! or $30 (in & ou 0 for a one year s subscription. Send my hat and Continued from page 18 knew where I was," she said with brother. new sumcnption to: I I here would have to go and clean chimneys," she said, "and we [she and her brother] didn't know about that." The woodwork, she noted, had changed. The original wood in the house had been cut from prop- erty her father owned in the Long Neck area. He had personally se- lected the timber on that land and took it to a sawmill for processing. At the time, she said, all of the wood that is now a dark brown, was a light color that allowed the grain to show through its highly polished surface. Recalling aspects of the home also gave Rooney a moment's pause to reflect upon the child- hood experiences she shared with her only brother. The two often took their secret belongings and hid them in the window sills scat- tered throughout the home. For hiding the bigger objects - such as themselves - they each had their favorite spots. Rooney preferred the spacious closet in her bedroom at the top of a grin. The family wasn't much of one for change, said Rooney as she re- called the pets she and her brother kept. The family always had a dog - a collie. The dog was al- ways named Buster. "Never changed the name from one dog to another," she said. Kittens were plentiful, too, she said. In the early 19006, her father owned the land from McFee Street to Kings Highway. "People who didn't want kittens would put them in a bag and leave them here, because they knew my father would feed them," she said. And she and her brother also fed some, for each were allowed to keep one as a special pet. Another fond memory of her youth in what is now the Savan- nah Road home, is the dual Christ- mas trees her parents put up each year. At the time, said Rooney, the now open front porch was en- closed to keep out the mosquitoes and flies she said were particular- ly abundant. Her parents would Are You Bugged? PesT00 Can Help! For Control of Ants, Fleas, Crickets, Mice, Termites, etc. Please Call: (302) 856-9630 (weekdays) 856-3276 (weekends) 25 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE DAA 799. UCENSED & CERTIRED "I had a great time all of my life here," said Rooney. "Our parents were always right there to keep us on the go." As she stood remi- niscing about her girlhood in the room where she grew up, Rooney said, "It feels great [being in the room again]. It's been a long time. I've missed it." I I IIAME: I I ADDRESS: I I ! I I I I I I Make check payable to Cape Gazette and mail to I Cape Gazette, P.O. Box 213, Lewes, DE 19958 L. ............ -- .......... J This offer not good with any olher discounts or specials. New subscdpltons only. Side TRAVEL I ! @ New Location on Long Neck Road Millsboro, DE 19966 (1/2 mile south of Rt. 24 on Rt. 5) Long Neck Shopping Plaza We welcome Sue Rutelionis, formerly from Ocean Travel in Rehoboth -- a specialist in vacation and corporate travel. COME IN TO WELCOME SUE TO BAY SIDE! A FULL SERVICE AGENCY (302) 945-5600 (800) 501-8747 FAX 302-945-1919 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 A.M.- 5 P.M. Saturday 9 A.M. - 1 P.M.