Wednesday, January 24, 2007


Where's Penguinella?
Assuming you begin your trip on Route 95 above the Mason Dixon Line, and eventually travel south on route 4 long enough to see a decorative brick wall, on your left~ yonder in the grassy divider~ which bears this greeting: God Bless Y'all Real Good ..... where are you actually?
The town is small, about 1,400 year around residents. Lots of swans here, bald eagles, wildlife in general.
It has a well known museum, a well done river walk, and a medical facility. It is the home of Woodburn's Gourmet Market. The town is home to several marinas, boat related stuff, and a US Naval Facility. There is also a research complex.
That's just a sketch of the obvious stuff, there's lots more if only you ask. Or walk around guided by those free cartoony maps that are so readily available at the banks, at Woodburn's, and the Post Office. Or try the newly renovated Info Center.
This town is just off the largest, and arguably the most threatened estuary in the United States. It's a great place to be for so many reasons, until the mote is lifted.
So, where's Penguinella?

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Where's Penguinella?

This is my first post. I hope it proves an acceptable guide for my vision of what a blog with a focus on nostalgia should be. I'll lay a little groundwork first with two definitions:
Nostalgia: Bittersweet longing for things, persons, or situations of one's past.
From the Thesaurus: Reminiscence.
Although I personally cringe at the use of the word “bittersweet” I suppose it does fit sometimes.
This might be a good place to express what memories you have of the “good” old days. Not all the old days were good though, and we do want to see it all.
Hopefully this blog won’t be a place for us old-timers to drone on and on, a sort of cyber space Bluebird Hall. I think we can do better than that.
Please feel free to submit snippets, paragraphs, or even short stories with a nostalgic theme. Hopefully Penguinella will provide a proper venue for people with something to say.
Oh, and the “Where’s Penguinella” headline? It might be fun to have others guess where, or what exactly you are writing about. Just a thought.