October 20, 2010

Hey, I want to be in this book!

I was raised by Delaware!

19 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Can Philadelphians apply too? Delaware is its suburban neighbohood with 2 US Senators.

campy said...

If Mississippi gave Missouri her New Jersey, what did Delaware?

Coketown said...

Campy: I don't know, Alaska.

Original Mike said...

I was raised by Delaware!

It takes a village.

edutcher said...

I thought it had something to do with the French and Indian Wars.

traditionalguy said...

Can Philadelphians apply too? Delaware is its suburban neighbohood with 2 US Senators.

That's the way most of the Delaware Valley sees it.

lemondog said...

Ha! You can't even get on Wiki's List of people from Wilmington, Delaware

El Pollo Real said...

Meade is from Venus, Althouse is from Mars :)

Delaware = "del la werre" -- of the war, i.e., martial link

Meade said...

Coketown: Uh couldn't be reached. He's Indiana.

El Pollo Real said...

He's Indiana.

Wisout consin or Wisconsin?

Fred4Pres said...

Raised by Delaware. Me too, if you consider "by" to be direct proximity.

I greatly enjoyed the historical work, The Island At The Center of the World. It was a new history of New Netherlands, based on old Dutch records found in Albany.

That colony covered parts of Delaware, all of New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut (to the Connecticut River). It is a facinating history.

One of the stories/theories were about Finns who were cutting down all the trees in Sweden, so the King sent them off to New Sweden which happened to over lap New Netherlands in South Jersey. The Dutch gave the Swedes da boot, but were impressed with the moxie of the Finns and sent them off into the wilds of Pennsylvania to cut down trees. The Finns kept cutting west, influencing the design of that most iconically American examples of architecture, the log cabin.

When the author explained this theory to his father in law (who was from Minnesota) his FIL exclaimed, "Everyone knows around here if you need a cabin you hire a Finn to build it."

Ken Pidcock said...

I'm enough rasied by Delaware to remember, on more than one occasion, the family car being passed on Route 13 by the governor driving between Wilmington and Dover. The solid black license plate with "1" in the middle.

And the Candid Camera where they set up a roadblock at Foulk & Naamans and told people that Delaware was closed.

AllenS said...

Off topic--

Dear Friends,

I have some very sad news out of Fargo, ND, today to share with everyone.

To those in the rest of the country and world, I must report the tragic news that Ole was shot.

He was up by the Canadian border on his 4-wheeler cutting some trees when some rangers looking for terrorists spotted him.

According to the news reports, the rangers shouted to him over a loudspeaker,

"WHO ARE YOU? AND WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

Ole shouted back, "OLE..... BIN LOGGIN'!"

Ole is survived by his wife Lena and Lena's good friend Sven.

peter hoh said...

I was raised in a state that's by Delaware.

Truth be told, I dabbled into Delaware a few times.

But I didn't inhale.

El Pollo Real said...

I dabbled into Delaware once too. They weren't hiring.

Penny said...

One might suspect that the eastern shore water men and women of Delaware were raised BY her. Make no mistake that nearly all the private sector natives were raised by DuPont, their cradle-to-grave, patriarchal saint.

Coketown said...

Meade: Indiana, shoulda guessed. She told me "Idaho" and I just wouldn't believe it.

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Meade said...

Coketown: Let me guess - you exclaimed, "UtAH?"

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