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Our Delaware

This week is Delaware Week, being Delaware Day is December 7th. I have not posted much about the fascinating history that this First State has to offer, and I am blessed to have a retail shop in the First Town in the First State.

I thought that I would include the words to our State Song today…

Our Delaware

Oh the hills of dear New Castle,

And the smiling vales between, When the corn is all in tassel,

And the meadow lands are green;

Where the cattle crop the clover,

And it’s breath is in the air,

While the sun is shining over

Our beloved Delaware.



Oh our Delaware! Our beloved Delaware!

For the sun is shining over Our beloved Delaware,

Oh our Delaware! Our beloved Delaware!

Here’s a loyal son that pledges

Faith to good old Delaware.


Where the wheat fields break and billow,

In the peaceful land of Kent,

Where the toiler seeks his pillow,

With the blessing of content;

Where the bloom that tints the peaches

Cheeks of merry maidens share,

And the woodland chorus preaches

A rejoicing Delaware.


Dear old Sussex visions linger,

Of the holly and the pine,

Of Henlopen’s jeweled finger

Flashing out across the brine;

Of the gardens and the hedges

And the welcome waiting there

For the loyal son that pledges

Faith to good old Delaware.


From New Castle’s rolling meadows,

Through the fair rich fields of Kent

To the Sussex shores hear echoes

Of the pledge we now present;

Liberty and independence

We will guard with loyal care,

And hold fast to freedom’s presence

In our home state, Delaware

Words by Geo. B. Hynson, Music by Will S. Brown and 4th verse by Donn Devine

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Today, I am enjoying simpler things, like spending time with my love ones, wire wrapping gemstones and sea glass, leading Wellness Laughter Yoga classes in Milford and Lewes, and taking pictures of the world around me. Most of my "spare" time is walking the beaches of Delmarva picking up Sea Glass, Sea Pottery, Delaware Bay Diamonds, Beach Stones, and Shells. I have a shop, Sand N Stones, in Lewes, Delaware where I sell my wire wrapped jewelry, and my photographs, along with Delaware and Nature gifts. When I think of Delaware, I think of the history that this wonderful state offers and the many State Parks where I spend countless hours walking and photographing my surroundings.