"Why to you want to take my picture?" I think he suspected.
Yesterday I went to the J. Millard Tawes Historical Museum in Crisfield where Tim is curator. I was on a mission. Well, two missions. I wanted to get a sleeveless Crab Derby shirt in "my" color before they were all gone. I also heard it was Tim's birthday. Soooo...
Tim, you will have to click on the photo to enlarge it so you can blow the candle out. Yes, there is a candle on the crab - just for you.
With a little help from his wife, Valerie Howard of the Crisfield Chamber of Commerce, I found out a few things about Tim and put together the above greeting.
Tim is holding a drawing done by Myra Betts, a student at Crisfield High School. Each year, the museum sells hundreds of beautiful t-shirts during Crab Derby; sales help fund the museum. Students at the high school get to submit their drawings and one is chosen to adorn the backs of our famous Crab Derby t-shirts.
And this is the one I chose...
Want one? Pick your color. They come with and without sleeves for ladies. Men can also order black or white; and they have sweat shirts, too. Don't forget your matching hat!
So let's all help make Tim's birthday extra special and help out the museum by ordering those t-shirts. Everyone coming to Crisfield for Crab Derby weekend should head on over to the museum when you arrive and get your tee, before your color is gone. Last year, I waited too long and ended up with yellow - yellow is not my color.
Thanks for all you do, Tim. You are a great guy. Hope you have a super birthday.