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Sunday, July 19, 2009

What's Wrong With Delaware?



The statistics are in and I'm a hit in 46 states, but what I find most disturbing is that I have no readers in Delaware. Delaware, being the first state to sign the constitution, I decided to find out what makes Delawareans tick. Here are some fun facts about Delaware courtesy of the Discovery Channel:
  • Delaware has a state bug - the ladybug!

  • On December 7, 1787, Delaware, became the first state to ratify the United States Constitution.

  • Thomas Jefferson said Delaware was like a ladybug - small, but of great value. So Delaware is known as the Ladybug State.

  • Delaware was named after the Delaware Indians, which is not an Indian word!

  • Barratt's Chapel, known as the Cradle of Methodism was built in 1780. Some of the original parishioners still worship there.

  • Delaware shares a semi-circular border with Pennsylvania.

  • Delaware is the only state without any National Park.

  • Delmar, Delaware is popularized as the little town too big for one state.

  • Twelve concrete observation towers along the coast still protect Delaware from German u-boat attacks.

  • Horseshoe crabs may be viewed in large numbers up and down the Delaware shore in May. Plan your trip accordingly.

That should should bring the Delawareans out of the woodworks. They just love it when you talk about Delaware.

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19 comments:

jewellybug said...

i like it when ppl talk about ladybugs, whether from Delaware or not.

Anonymous said...

"Barratt's Chapel, known as the Cradle of Methodism was built in 1780. Some of the original parishioners still worship there."

Might have to check them out never seen anyone over two hundred years old.

Michael said...

Don't forget that the current United States Vice President is a Delaware resident.

It has not one professional sports team...

Dupont, the major corporation of Delaware, would be that wonderful producer of refrigerants containing chlorine which ate the huge hole in our Ozone Layer...

Anonymous said...

Sussex County DE produces the most chicken and lima beans per acre than any other county in US.

http://www.ipmcenters.org/CropProfiles/docs/DElimabeans.pdf

http://www.dpichicken.org/download/countyrankings.doc

That's Elbert said...

Howard at Delmar Dustpan pointed out your blog so I had to stop by. Nice summary about the state. I will have to put a link to your post on Twitter, hopefully drumming up a few more Delaware visits.

paul_h said...

I might also point out that Delaware is part of the DelMarVa peninsula which ought to be its own state.

Life On The Edges said...

We're here! Now what?

paul_h said...

I have determined Delawareans have a decent sense of humor. I also believe there must be 100 more things that are cool about Delaware that you would only know.

Thank you Delaware for your comments. Now I have to go to Delaware and set the record straight myself. Anybody know any cheap places in Dover I can stay?

That's Elbert said...

Dude, I missed this. In your graphic Delaware is misspelled. Shame, shame, shame! You don't want us to get a mob together and invade Richmond, do you?

Life On The Edges said...

Not Dover, but try Killens Pond State Park - cabins, camper sites, and tent sites, trails, nature center, water park, etc...

:)

paul_h said...

Thanks Elbert, spelling has been corrected and the graphics manager has been fired.

Zafo Jones said...

"Barratt's Chapel, known as the Cradle of Methodism was built in 1780. Some of the original parishioners still worship there."

Vampires, zombies, and Methuselah, oh my!

Michael said...

If you really come to visit, Dover would not be the most impressive of cities.
First you must understand the State is of three Counties...The most Northern being New Castle, then what they call "Slower Lower", referring to both Kent and Sussex Counties.
The culture changes from Leftist Latte Loudmouths, to Rightest Rebellious Rural America...Kinda like a micro version of the North vs South.
Bethany Beach IS THE BEST PLACE TO BE IN DELAWARE! Or Cape Henlopen and LEWES(pronounced Lewis), works well also. Just push the retards from Pennsylvania out of the way...
If you prefer calling yourself a Yankee, then Newark or Hockessin in New Castle would be good spots.

Josh said...

One of your facts from Discovery channel says
Twelve concrete observation towers along the coast still protect Delaware from German u-boat attacks.
Apparently the discovery channel thinks Delaware is still at war with Germany. But I am from Delaware and I assure you we are not.

That's Elbert said...

Now we are all wondering, how are your hits from Delaware now?

paul_h said...

Josh,

Delaware has stood in the front line protecting our shores. The fact there have been no U-boat attacks in 65 years stands as mute testimony to the courage and vigilance of Delawareans. I salute you steadfastness in defense of our freedom.

paul_h said...

Elbert,

Things are really picking up.

Delaware is fast becoming my favorite state.

How many Delawareans are there anyway?

That's Elbert said...

US Census Bureau just released census estimates, can't remember exactly but it's somewhere around 800,000.

paul_h said...

So far the only celebrity Delawarean I have come across is Valerie Bertinelli.

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