If camera skills are lacking, try developing a photographic memory



"What is this? Did we visit a cave or something?" he asked, turning the photo around and around.

No, I explained crossly. This was a picture of Minnie Mouse's left nostril taken with a telephoto lens from 18 inches away.

Our vacation photos had returned!

"Are you sure these are our photos?" he asked doubtfully. "I don't remember us behaving so much like . . . well, tourists."

Perhaps not, but this was definitely our family. Upon examining the photos more closely I discovered:

Roll 1 -- Nine pictures of the car's glove compartment accidentally taken while attempting to determine whether film was properly loaded in camera. Apparently it was.

Roll 2 -- Six photos of Daytona Beach taken eight minutes before dawn. One photo of Daytona Beach 7-Eleven where new batteries were purchased after camera failed one minute prior to the most spectacular sunrise of our lives.

Roll 4 -- Family photos taken at entrance of the Magic Kingdom. Noteworthy because this was the last time we were filmed minus Band-Aids on feet.

Roll 7 -- Twenty-four blurry photos taken in a 2-minute, 38-second time span while traveling through the darkness of Space Mountain even though the Disney employees repeatedly warned us they wouldn't come out.

Roll 10 -- My favorite photo of the sunrise over Marley Creek upon our return home after 15 straight hours of driving. Special meaning because it was taken 30 feet from my favorite pillow.

Say cheese, Glen Burnie.


There will be plenty of photo opportunities when clowns, marching bands, majorettes and fire trucks fill the streets for the seventh annual Glen Burnie Memorial Day Parade, 2 p.m. Sunday.

The parade, sponsored by the Big Glen Burnie Carnival, is expected to attract more than 120 units.

Two World War I veterans will serve as the parade's grand marshals. Alfredo Angelo Appetito, 97, served in the 4th Infantry Division in France. He is a member of Marley's VFW Post 434.

The Navy will be represented by James Martin Rice, 97, who served as a seaman 2nd class on the USS Florida in British West Indies and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He is a member of American Legion Post 175 in Severna Park.

Each year the parade has drawn more participants than the year before, said the parade chairman, Joe Corcoran.

"We're expecting 30 units from the Boumi Temple alone -- the Camelwheels, Harem, Highlanders, the Flying Carpets," said Corcoran. "We also have marching bands from Glen Burnie, Old Mill, Severna Park and North County high schools."

The parade route begins at 2 p.m., with the motorized units at Harundale Mall's rear parking lot on Aquahart Road. The units will travel down Aquahart to Pershing Avenue, where they will join the marching contingent at Corkran Middle School.

The combined parade will travel north onto Crain Highway to the reviewing stand at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association Hall, turn left onto Post 40 Road and disband at First Avenue by the carnival grounds.

Fire equipment and antique cars will be judged on the carnival grounds behind the GBIA.

During and after the parade, members of Boy Scout Troop 480 will supervise a minicarnival for young children. Games, races, pony rides and refreshments will be available.

For additional information, call the GBIA, 766-6760.

One of the highlights of Sunday's parade will be the presentation the Richard Carter Memorial Award to Henry L. Hein.

Sponsored by the GBIA, this award is presented annually to commend the spirit of volunteerism personified by the late Richard Carter.

The award will be presented at the parade reviewing stand in front of the Glen Burnie Improvement Association Hall on Crain Highway at 2:15 p.m.

Hein was born and raised in Glen Burnie. His only extended period away from his hometown was when he spent five years serving in the U.S. Signal Corps during World War II. He and his wife, Carolyn, have a son, Ernest.

As chairman of the board and past CEO for the Bank of Glen Burnie, Hein has long served as a volunteer and civic leader, including membership in the Glen Burnie Improvement Association, Kiwanis Club, Glen Burnie Health Center Association, and the Anne Arundel County Historical Society.

He has been chairman of the Glen Burnie Urban Renewal Committee, vice president and treasurer of the North Arundel Hospital board of directors and president of the board of trustees of the Kuethe Library.

"Naturally I'm very pleased to have been selected, but I'm also humble to the fact that you don't do things for the recognition," said Hein. "You do things because you owe the community. I have an interest in this community, an interest in what goes on in this community. I've maintained that thought for 35, 40 years."


So what do they do in school all day? Corkran Middle School is having a showcase night, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, to answer that question. "This is an event where parents can come in and see the good things the children here at Corkran have been doing all year long," said enrichment teacher Ellen Ouslander.

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