Gordon's Confectionery in Crisfield
I was trying to find an old-timer waterman at Gordon's today to find out if we were going to have an early spring. Since I missed them (they were already out on the water), I took the the following photos. I decided on black and white for these photos because in 1924, they didn't have color and I am partial to black and white photos.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, those who visit Crisfield should not leave without stopping at Gordon's. It has been around since 1924. Need I say more?
This is Doug "Cheeseburger" Nelson, but everyone calls him Cheeseburger. In Crisfield, if you don't have a nickname you just don't belong (I even have one - for the locals who don't know, Nature Boy gave me the honor of bestowing the nickname of "Hot Lips" on me--doesn't seem to fit, but at least I am "official" now). Someone gave me another nickname of "Click" which fits.
Cheeseburger has been part of Gordon's for 25 years. He has been a member of the Lion's Club for about as many years, and he has been part of our Little League for an equal amount of time. Everyone in Crisfield is a jack-of all-trades, and everyone chips in to do whatever they can to help the community.
Cheeseburger can make you a great "cheeseburger" or a yummy crab cake, or fry you up some eggs any time of day. They don't put the eggs away at 11am like those fast food places do.
You can wash your meal down with some famous Gordon's coffee, and try some of their ice cream. If it is too cold for ice cream, check out the fresh-baked goods.
Remember Gordon's is open way before you get up, and they don't close until 9pm. They are closed on Sunday.
Seated, left to right: Flea (remember what I said about those nicknames?), the MC of our boat docking contest and a great DJ, Phil Evans, and Kevin Marshall. Waitress is Rachel Harrison.
If you have never been to Crisfield, you need to make plans to attend our famous Annual Hard Derby Crab contest. See Chamber of Commerce on side bar for more info.
We celebrate three fun-filled days of everything that makes our bay town so special.
Flea is well-known for hosting several boat docking contests around Maryland, but this year will mark our 38th year.
Flea adds a special flair to the exciting contest that gives our waterman a chance to show off.
Boat Docking contest is August 31. Come by car, plane, or boat. If you are coming by boat, be sure to make your reservations now at Somers Cove Marina. Slips fill up fast. Call 410.968.0925.
And speaking of boat docking, Kevin Marshall, one our waterman, was a big winner in several contests last year. His boat, "The Fabricator" was built in his own shop with his own two hands.