New From Delaware!

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  1. Elaine Pickering

    Elaine Pickering New Member
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    Hi there! I am a born and raised Delawarean. Yes, we are that tiny state lodged between Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. So many people as me what state Delaware is in..... I just have to laugh! I love it here! We are close to the beaches, DC, Philadelphia, Atlantic City......

    I am a mother of 2 and grandmother of 5. I retired twice. The first time was 1991 from a retail store. The second time was in 2014 from a clerical/customer service/ call center operation. I am so happy in my retirement. I am able to spend time with my family again!

    That's my life! I cannot wait to see what is ahead for me!
     
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  2. Joe Riley

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    Welcome to the forum, Elaine! I hope you find a space among us here!;)
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  3. Elaine Pickering

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    Thank you, Joe ! This forum is certainly interesting so far! :)
     
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    Welcome to the forum. Thanks for deciding to become a part of the Seniors Only Club.
     
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  5. Elaine Pickering

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    Thank you, Ken! I have enjoyed reading some of your posts already!
     
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    Welcome to the forum, @Elaine Pickering ! It sounds like you live in an awesome area, and being close to the ocean beaches is a great plus, in my estimation, at least. Are you where you have to worry about the hurricanes when they come up the coast ?
    I am from Idaho, but now live in northern Alabama, and love the warmer climate that we have down here.
    I enjoy gardening , and having the longer growing season is another thing that I really like.
    What hobbies are you pursuing in your retirement , and do you grow a garden ?
    How about pets ? We seem to have mostly "cat people" on this forum; so another "dog person" would be great; but if you are a cat person, you will have lots of kindred spirits on that front.
     
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  7. Elaine Pickering

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    Hi Yvonne! In Delaware hurricanes are not a real concern. We are surrounded on 3 sides by water. Most of the times the hurricanes come up the East Coast from North Carolina and vere off into the ocean until they get to New Jersey. We might get some wind and rain, but very seldom do we get the full blown storm. I love our seasons. Of course, that is all I have ever known. My 66 yrs have been spent right here, in Delaware. I don't have many hobbies as right now I am spending as much time as possible with my sister, who has Parkinson's. When I did do hobbies, I loved counted cross stitch, crocheting and knitting. I also love reading Debbie Macomber and Janet Evanovich books. I play some computer games, but not that often. I love my flower beds. Pets? I must say I love cats, but not so much dogs. I do not have either in my home at this time. Previously we have had both, just not at the same time.
     
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    Welcome, @Elaine Pickering , I admit as a child I thought that Delaware was the river crossed by Grorge Washington. Then I thought it was a big office city for corights and legal business contracts. I know, but kids get really weird visions of the world.

    I live NE of Housron, Texas, so I'm a country mouse with strong city mouse connections. I will be looking forward to getting to know you, and I think you'll find a comfortable nitch amongst us. image.jpeg
     
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    Hi Elaine. This is a good site to hang out on.:)
     
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    Hi there Elaine and welcome :)
     
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    Welcome @Elaine Pickering in Delaware. Delaware sounds like a safe haven from the storms that brew up along the eastern shores. I look forward to hearing all about your experiences growing up in Delaware.
     
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    Hello and welcome @Elaine Pickering - I'm new here too, I joined on May 29th. I'm a Brit who lives in France and (don't be offended !!!! o_O) for some strange reason (call it my natural state of mind) the word "delaware" always makes me think of "tupperware"

    I have no idea why ......
     
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    I immediately thought of the song 'What did Delaware - boy' ...............:p
     
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    Well, I guess that since we are all "confessing" what we first thought when you said you were from Delaware, @Elaine Pickering , I should also contribute my little bit.
    The first vision that came into my mind when I read the word Delaware, was deep forests, and lots of Indians, from the book by James Fenimore Cooper, "Last of the Mohicans".
    I remember reading that book, and also the sequal, "The Pathfinder"; but it was SO many years ago when I was still in high school.
    I am also looking forward to stories and pictures of living in Delaware.
     
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    Hi @Elaine Pickering, welcome aboard. I'm sure you'll settle in nicely here, and have a great time. I was just saying to a friend the other night that I've never been to Delaware. Maybe someday i'll make it there. I'm originally from Massachusetts, but am now one of several in Texas, although we're scattered about the state, particularly in the Southeastern part, it seems. Have a great day, and I'll see you around the forum.
     
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    Ha ha ha - your mind and mine are on pretty much the same doo-lally-daft wavelength.
     
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    @Julie Stewart - you really made me laugh there, I do think you're right :p
     
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    @Elaine Pickering

    Elaine, we reside in a very "touristy" area, and always enjoy noticing out of state license plates, and note the time of year they are seen. Rarely see East Coast plates here in summer, along the Northeasterners, in winter, in order of "sightings", NY, NJ, PA, TN, but never DE! (If that's the correct abbreviation!)

    Frank
     
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