on the causeway to talk to a friend driving the other way to Vienna. As we stood there, talking, we were both covered in mosquitoes and black fl ies. Literally covered. They tell me now they spray by plane, but it doesnâ€™t seem to make that much difference. I still spend my summers scratching my bites. When they say the Eastern Shoreâ€™s State Bird is the mosquito, believe them. Helen Chappell is the creator of the Sam and Hollis mystery series and the Oysterback stories, as well as The Chesapeake Book of the Dead. Under her pen name, Rebecca Baldwin, she has published a number of historical novels.
that winds through the marsh, and for another, the black f lies out there can pick you up and carry you across the Nanticoke. This was brought home to me one summer day when I stopped my car
Tidewater Times July 2017