I knew Baltimore has had some trying moments through the last two hundred years — including violent riots in 1807, 1812, 1835, 1856, 1861, and 1968 — but I never knew that in the event the Southern-leaning populace decided to join the Confederacy, Fort McHenry was ordered by President Lincoln in 1861 to bombard the city that it was built to protect.
We were visiting Cindy’s Mom in Annapolis yesterday and decided to get a seafood lunch for all of us; this image was recorded before the weekend lunch locusts had descended and cleaned everything out. We stood in stunned silence in front of the price board because we’ve never seen it show that there were no number one jimmies this early in the season. I can’t even remember the last time we saw jumbo jimmies listed as being available — five years? Longer? But number one jimmies have always been available while crabs are in season. Always.
And if the reference is lost on you, here’s the original audio source (but not the video, which is recent).