This building is located across the road from the old Scrooch's Market (now Roz's Island Market) on Gwynn's Island. The picture is lopsided because I was stopped in the middle of the road, and a car was coming, plus some man in the parking lot across the way was
Today we're taking a look at an excerpt from the book called Gwynn's Island Times, News Items from the Mathews Journal, 1905-1937, and Gazette Journal 1937-1950. One particularly newsworthy page caught my eye, and that was page 84. I'll wait while you find it in your copy.
In case you can't locate it, here's what it says:
Jan. 18, 1940: Mrs. Missouri Morgan, the oldest woman in Mathews who was 98 years old, died Wednesday night, January 18 at her home near Gwynn.
Feb. 29,1940: Grimstead. Saw mills are buzzing around here. It is to be deplored as the woods make fine breaks for the winds of the Chesapeake Bay.
April 11, 1940: Gwynn's Island. H. H. Ambrose who had a cancer of the lip is all right now after Dr. Nelms treated him with radium.
May 9, 1940: At Mathews a pound net belonging to J.C. Williams of Gwynn's Island caught a 400-pound sturgeon, one of the largest of the species caught in Virginia waters this year. The eighty-pound roe sold for $80 and the remainder of the fish boosted the total to more than $100.
So to recap: The oldest woman in Mathews dies; saw mills are a-buzzin' but should be deplored; a patient is cured by a dose of radium; and a 400-pound sturgeon is caught--all in the span of the first five months of 1940 on little old Gwynn's Island.
Who says nothing ever happens around here?
This talk about catching
Have you ever had caviar? Do you like it?