A dear family friend of ours, Daniel Cohen, is currently living in London and has sent along a promo for visits to America's south — including Ellicott City. What had us laughing is that Ellicott City is included in a proposed itinerary for Maryland's Eastern Shore, along with St. Michael's, Oxford and Cambridge. Visitors are encouraged to shop in 'Historic Ellicott.' When I mentioned our new geographical location to my husband, Tom, he said, "Well, we are east of the Patuxent." Another friend said, "That earthquake last year did more than we thought." So, don't be surprised to hear British accents on the streets of the historic district, perhaps mistaking the Patapsco for the Chesapeake.