Read the following link, because it is true & because it is damn good!
Ace of Spades: Delaware.
Land of..what exactly? Oregonites, New Yorkers, Texans and Californians, besides any potential family that live in that “state”, what purpose does Delaware serve? Those of us in the other 49 states are, frankly, puzzled by its very existence.
They add “Yes, it actually exists”. I love that part.. and personally amusing to me since I grew up in Maryland and (I will admit with shame that) I lived in Delaware too, my grandmother had lived in Pennsylvania and Maryland, yet she actually had no idea Delaware was an actual state. She used to ask me where in New Jersey is Delaware.
I recall reading a long time ago about how Delaware became the “1st State” basically ONLY because they felt the need to prove something. They became a state because Delaware is basically swamp land… Maryland did not want it, Pennsylvania did not want it, not even New Jersey wanted it. So they really needed that one win, the one, the only. Past that Delaware is nothing more than a traffic jam going to and from PA, NJ & MD. Remember Delaware gave us all Biden as the (invisible) Vice President of the US. Biden is the perfect representation of the state of Delaware.
They note that Delaware was mentioned in “Wayne’s World”.. but there was a mention in another show too.. “Simpsons” visited the ‘screen door factory’ as they passed through Delaware in one episode, many moons ago. (basically they were making fun of the lack of interest that Delaware holds)
The U of D… well the comment the article made there, I do know people who went there who had and decades later still have, pride in having gone to U of D. They still cheer for the Blue Hens. But these are people I grew up with, and where I grew up truly would make the U of D seem exiting by comparison, but that really does not take much.
I love that they mentioned the tolls. Why on earth would anyone pay so much to sit in Delaware traffic?? Basically to get to tax-free shopping, woo hoo! (note: “woo-ho” was written with complete sarcasm)
Again do visit the article & read it in full.. you will get a chuckle, and if you have lived in Delaware you may bust a gut. Enjoy!