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Delawarean Splendor

Rehoboth, August 2007 (3)

Greetings from the second smallest state in the Union, an endless plastics and nylon plantation, controlled by giant chemical corporations.

So wrote Joyce Brabner to Harvey Pekar in American Splendor. She was writing from Delaware, where there are apparently no obvious signature landmarks, save for perhaps a stray du Pont family yacht floating toward Maryland, to readily identify it as the home state of Joe Biden, Scott Brunner and Caesar Rodney to name three (the only three I can come up with, actually). We’ll just have to take reader/commenter bmfc1’s word for it that the slice of Atlantic in front of which he shows off the blue FAFIF shirt does indeed lap the shores of the Blue Hen State.

Of course I believe he’s in Delaware. If you were going to make up a state, I imagine you’d make up a much bigger one.

2 comments to Delawarean Splendor

  • Anonymous

    Scott Brunner, I'm pretty sure, was from Jersey but played ball for the Fightin' Blue Hens.
    Tonite's enemy, Ian Snell, is a Doverite. The only Met from Delaware is Dallas Green.
    I'd recognize that ocean anywhere but to be authentic the shooter should be at the shoreline so the Dolle's salt water taffy sign is visible in the background.

  • Anonymous

    mbtn–you're right. On the way home, I thought that we should have had either Funland or the Dolly's sign in the background.