Be sure to check out the HIDDEN LOGO HUNT CONTEST INFO. on the THIS WEEK'S UPDATE page!

I'm trying to give you the highest resolution possible with a fair rendering speed for viewing the drawings.  Sometimes with as many images of this size on the page a drawing will crunch up.  If you center it on your screen and hit the refresh button on the top tool bar, it should show fine.  And don't forget, If you have any old or odd photos of Chesapeake You would like to see drawn, send them to me at Mark Carey's Chesapeake, 1114 Virginia Avenue, Chesapeake, VA 23324  -  If you have scanning capabilities, scan them at 350 dpi and e-mail them to me at mbcarey@erols.com



Enjoy practicing for the logo hunt contest in this weeks scene!  One hint...2 logos!


December 26, 1999

This stone well has been filled in for more than 50 years, but its charm grabbed me as I drove by it at 4202 Bainbridge Boulevard.   My mom told me, on their farm, they used to lower jugs of tea and lemonade down on ropes into the cool well water to keep the beverages cold for when they wanted a refreshing break from the heat. 


Enjoy practicing for the logo hunt contest in this weeks scene!  One hint...2 logos!


December 19, 1999

I was tipped off that Santa Claus was cruising around Chesapeake this week by Bill Humphries of Ashley Drive.  Bill told me Santa said Dasher had the week off to nurse a cold, so Santa barrowed Bill's 1600cc Yamaha Roadstar to check on who was being good in Chesapeake.  Santa handled the cycle very well, but don't worry...the twin cylinder, largest factory made engine's horse power is no match for his pals!


Enjoy practicing for the logo hunt contest in this weeks scene!


December 12, 1999

Ted Nettles

In June of 1944, Ted Nettles was only twenty years old when he found this fawn during the clearing of land at the Big Entry Farm in Deep Creek, off of Martin Johnson Road.  He named her Lena and fed her a formula while he raised her in a horse stable.  After about a year, Lena would run free, but would always return when he whistled for her.  The last time she was seen was just before Christmas, 1951,  when she was spotted with another deer in a moonlit, snow-covered field.  There was a strange red glow coming from the nose of the other deer.  Bobby Cahoon, who related this story...or most of it, said when the two deers touched noses, they both turned into sparkling snowflakes that flew up into the crisp night sky.  My thanks to David Nettles for his information.




Central Service Station

This week's scene is from Janet Hoover.  Harrison Vincent Moulton got his start in the late 20s by operating a general store at "The Rainbow Inn," located at the corner of what is now Kempsville Rd. and Battlefield Blvd. (where the 7-11 is).  He rented the store from his brother in law, Rochester Trulove.  In the early 30s, he purchased approx 5 acres of land from Guy Commander for $300.  The land used to be strawberry fields.  In 1932, he built "Central Service Station." at what was then Route 3, Box 95 B, Norfolk County, VA. He was the original owner of the store that had a small butcher shop where he was the butcher. The store was heated with an pot bellied stove and you could get a drink from an ice-water cooled drink box to enjoy with penny candy. Beer was 10 cent per bottle, Esso gas was about 16 cents a gallon and kerosene went for 6 cent per gallon.  Rocking chairs rested on wooden floors, waiting for visitors to come in and sit a spell. Harrison extended credit to families of the community and they would pay him back at the end of the week when they got paid. The station was also the local school bus stop because it had a canopy to protect the children in poor weather. When Harrison passed away in 1952, he left the store to his wife Rena who in turn left it to her youngest son Jack Moulton Sr.   Upon his death, it went to his estate, so essentially the property is still owned by the Moulton family.  Progress called for the store to be torn down shortly before Wendy's was built in the early to middle 80's.  The old Model T in the picture was Harrison's, he purchased it for $15 and sold it 1 year later for $25. My thanks go to Janet and her family for the info.  The scene looks like a Happy Thanksgiving for all. That's my wish for you!




Old Pulley

    This could have been used as one of two pulleys that held a span of clothes line between two buildings.  It could have also been used to lift heavy items in a barn.  One thing is for sure, it was used as a tool and the charm of its design shows old world craftsmanship that is unseen today.  I guess a pulley is a pulley, just a tool that doesn't need to be attractive to do it's job.  But I like this old world design better than what you see today.  What do you think?




Cumberland Dairy

    Bill Mapes built this barn to replace one of the original structures from his farm located on Dominion Boulevard near George Washington Highway.  The six acre farm was in the Lindsey family for more than 200 years.  It also used to be the home of the Cumberland Dairy and originally extended from Cedar Road to the North Carolina Line. 



Lewis J. Tayon

    This was my Halloween 1999 drawing.  I wanted to remind you of the old saying: "If you make that face, it might stay that way."  This was the case for Lewis J. Tayon Jr.  Lewis always told everyone that he wanted to be a policeman when he grew up.  He carried his pistols and a fishing pole while patrolling the neighborhood.  If he wasn't catching "Bad Guys," he was catching fish.  He "made his face" more than 50 years ago, now he is Chesapeake's Deputy Police Chief



Towers Perrin

    Towers Perrin, a global professional services firm, celebrated the opening of its new, state of the art, National Employee Benefit Center in Chesapeake on October 12, 1999.  This edition to our city means 1000 additional jobs to our area.  The drawing has been turned into a 9 ft by 25 ft mural inside the building itself.  Many of my drawings of Chesapeake have been turned into murals covering over 200 ft of wall space within The Towers Perrin Building.


    Part of my proceeds from the Towers Perrin Project, $2000,  was donated to the SHARON CAREY GENETIC RESEARCH FUND at the Eastern Virginia Medical School.




    Oak Grove Hunt Club

    C.A. Wood sent in this scene of a successful fox hunt by the Oak Grove Hunt Club, once located in the area around the Chesapeake General Hospital.  The crumpled, blurry and hard to discern photo was taken around 1916.  The proud gentlemen pictured are Henry Butt, left, an unidentified hunter, B.D. Wood (C.H. Wood's father) and C.M.Williamson




Hickory United Methodist Church

         Hickory United Metodist Church, located at 2708 Battlefield Boulevard South, was established in 1790.           Congratulations on their 210 year anniversary. 



















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