DELAWARE

Delaware Pictures and Facts

America~~ our very First state
Was named after Lord de la Warr.
The Battle of Cooch’s Bridge in Newark,
First time our Flag was flown in the air!

This state is called “The First State.”
The people are “Delawareans.”
First to ratify the Constitution
And be known as~~ Americans!

“Liberty and Independence.”
Is the motto of this great state.
First to sign the Constitution
A brand new Nation is taking place!

The insect is the Lady Bug
Peach blossom is the flower I see
The Blue Hen Chicken is the bird
American Holly is the tree.

In New Castle~~ eighteen-thirty-one
The First steam railroad got its start.
Delaware is the only state
That does not have a National Park.

At Cape Henlopen State park in Lewes,
Eighty Foot dune is the highest elevation!
In seventeen-eighty the Barratt’s Chapel
The oldest church~~ is still open for salvation.

Around the mid-sixteen hundreds,
Our very first log cabins~~ came from Finland!
Every fall five-hundred strong
A POW WOW of the Nanticoke Indians.

In eighteen-hundred and eighty

A height of eighty-seven feet.

The lighthouse on Fenwick Island

Cost just five dollars to paint complete!

The tall ship Kalmar Nyckel

Dates back to sixteen-thirty-eight.

America’s newest tallest ship

As builders attempt to recreate.

Famous names that should be mentioned

DuPont, Allen and Rodney.

Bird and Pyles and Henry Heimlich

Bertinelli, Polo and George Reed.

Statehood, December 7, 1787 the 1st state

Capital is Dover

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AUTHOR NOTES:

John Dickinson was called the Penman of the Revolution for his writings on independence. His boyhood home is preserved in Dover.
Thomas Garret lost his entire fortune in his battle against slavery. He was sued by a Maryland slave owner and fined for aiding a black family in flight. Over his lifetime, Garrett reportedly helped more than 2,000 fugitive slaves move through
Delaware, an important stop on the Underground Railroad.
Odessa possesses one of the finest collections of late 18th- and early 19th-century architecture in the middle Atlantic region.
The center of town is on the National Register of Historic Places and the entire town has been zoned as historic.
Quaker merchant Thomas Garret is thought to be the model for a Quaker farmer in the novel, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” Garret and famed abolitionist Harriett Tubman worked closely with Delaware’s anti-slavery forces.

Posted by: Jonathan Caswell | May 12, 2021

FOR OUR INDIAN BLOGGERS—


PRAY FOR INDIA’S COVID 19 CRISIS AND THE BLOGGERS CAUGHT IN IT!

By the Mighty Mumford

Please pray for our bloggers here,

They also face Covid fear…..

Few vaccinated

It’s anticipated,

It’ll get to some of us here!

Indian bloggers–near half

Of my active blog “staff”……

We pray for you

For health through and through,

Take care our friends and stay safe!

Jonathan Caswell

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Posted by: Jonathan Caswell | May 11, 2021

CATARACT ATTACK


His eyes have cataracts.

It’s time to face facts……

He can’t see

Independently,

Or align tiny train tracks!

Reading med bottles over his phone,

He couldn’t do alone….

His wife read

What needed be said,

Until that nurse was done!

Jonathan Caswell


CONNECTICUT

Index of Connecticut-related articles - Wikipedia

Nicknamed~~ the “Constitution State,”
“Yankee Doodle,” is the state’s song.
Nathan Hale is this state’s hero,
A Patriot~~ his character was strong.

The Indian word, “Quinnehtukqut”
Is the origin of this state’s name.
Motto: is “Qui Transtulit Sustinet” or
“He who transplanted still sustain.”

Home to the oldest newspaper
Printed in our Nation today.
Published since seventeen-sixty-four.
The Hartford Courant is here to stay.

From the invention of the auto
The first law passed and this is real
Twelve miles per hour was the speed limit
While driving and automobile.

In Mystic there is the Seaport and
The oldest steam powered cider mill.
The New Hartford Bicentennial Emblem.
Designed by seven year old, James Thorsill.

The bird is the American Robin,
The tree is the Charter Oak.
Mountain laurel is the flower.
And is not the Indian poke.

This state does have a Heroine
By the name of Prudence Crandall.
A dedicated educator
For just young ladies~~ one and all.

First U.S. Patent to a woman

Mary Kies of South Killingly

Simsbury had the copper mines

Became the New-Gate Infirmary

The first state to make a hamburger
Helicopters, cameras and TV’s
The Praying Mantis is the insect,
The first steel mill was in Simsbury.

Benedict Arnold, Hale and Barnum
A few of the most famous names.
Grasso, Hepburn and Dorothy Hamill and
Samuel Clemens~~ known as Mark Twain!
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Statehood, January 9, 1788 the 5THstate
Capital is Hartford

AUTHOR NOTES:
Revolutionary War hero Nathan Hale whose legendary last words  only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country remain one of American history’s most remembered phrases.
Quinnehtukqut: meaning, beside the long tidal river.
First speed limit law passed in 1901. On January 28, 1878, 21 venturous citizens of New Haven became the world’s first subscribers to telephone exchange service.
The first telephone book ever issued contained only fifty names. The New Haven District Telephone Company published it in New Haven in February 1878.
America’s first trade association was founded in Naugatuck Valley.
Cattle branding in the United States began in Connecticut when farmers were required by law to mark all of their pigs.
Although West Haven is Connecticut’s youngest city, being incorporated in 1972, it is a community that dates back over 360 years, making it one of the oldest settlements in the

Text Box: AUTHOR NOTES:
Revolutionary War hero Nathan Hale whose legendary last words  only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country remain one of American history’s most remembered phrases. 
Quinnehtukqut: meaning, beside the long tidal river.
First speed limit law passed in 1901. On January 28, 1878, 21 venturous citizens of New Haven became the world's first subscribers to telephone exchange service. 
The first telephone book ever issued contained only fifty names. The New Haven District Telephone Company published it in New Haven in February 1878. 
America's first trade association was founded in Naugatuck Valley. 
Cattle branding in the United States began in Connecticut when farmers were required by law to mark all of their pigs. 
Although West Haven is Connecticut's youngest city, being incorporated in 1972, it is a community that dates back over 360 years, making it one of the oldest settlements in the country.
Posted by: Jonathan Caswell | May 7, 2021

Good morning with . . . May Flower 🌺


Purplerays

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    May Flower
    By Emily Dickinson.

    Pink, small, and punctual,
    Aromatic, low,
    Covert in April,
    Candid in May,

    Dear to the moss,
    Known by the knoll,
    Next to the robin
    In every human soul.

    Bold little beauty,
    Bedecked with thee,
    Nature forswears
    Antiquity.

    Artist Vanessa Bowman.

            Text and image source: Snowwolfs Woodland Nook https://www.facebook.com/531188960392510/posts/1838806872964039/

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            Posted by: Jonathan Caswell | May 6, 2021

            Levitating


            Ruelha

            I’m just so happy to write this poem for so many reasons. Firstly, this song by Dua Lipa is just so fun. It’s not from my usual old depressing ancient song collection. It’s on the top charts currently both internationally as well as in India. The version I am obsessed with however, is the Indian remix of it, featuring Sukriti Kakar and Prakriti Kakar. It has these typical amazing Indian beats and instrumentals added in the background. Later, as the song progresses, it goes full bhangra with hardcore Punjabi beats and a few Hindi lines in between. I can’t stop playing this song. And guess what? This is the first music-inspired poem I am writing that falls into both – Western Music-Inspired as well as Bollywood-Inspired. Fusion is so fun. For my friends abroad, please listen to this version. I guarantee you’ll like it, if not find it better. 😉

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            Posted by: Jonathan Caswell | May 4, 2021

            Leaning Towards Someone {Jab Kissi ki Taraf Dil}


            POETRY—TIMES TWO-!

            Ruelha

            Yes again, I chose an oldish song. This song is from a movie called ‘Pyaar Toh Hona Hi Tha’, which translates to ‘love just had to happen’. It’s a remake of a Hollywood film- French Kiss starring Meg Ryan. The leading actors in this film ended up getting married in real life eventually and hav two daughters who are all grown up now. So yes, 1998 was long ago. 😉

            Leaning Towards Someone – Ruelha

            When the heart begins to bow. And there's a weird feeling inside you somehow. When you've exchanged unspoken words. That can be interpreted without being a nerd. That's when you know ...it has begun. My friend, you are falling for someone. When the heart begins to bow. And they're constantly on your mind, then and now. Nestled in the depths of your stomach's storage. The words have been formed, yet you don't have the courage…

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            Posted by: Jonathan Caswell | April 30, 2021

            Nascent Poetry


            MAKING POETRY UNDERSTANDABLE===RUELHADOES THIS VERYWELL<3 ❤ ❤

            Ruelha

            At first, poetry was the outcome of a story. It couldn't be told. Couldn't be that bold. It couldn't be written. Somewhat forbidden. It needed to be spoken, without giving out valid tokens. Just like 'the heart of the ocean', some things are better left unspoken. Some secrets cannot be revealed. From the lips, nobody can steal. So it gushed forth. Not from tongue and throat. But as ink from fingertips. Of free speech, an eclipse. But when it was done, it became an outlet for fun. Sometimes beautiful things, come by on broken wings. Good, bad? Who knows! But like blood it flows. Access to heart, mind and soul, these unstoppable corpuscles, blended with paralyzed jaw muscles. The first one shocked. Incapable of this concoct. Several times, read and edited. Confused, to whom could this be credited? Uncomfortable with the compliments. Too awesome to bag the accomplishment. Was it…

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            Posted by: Ron DuBour | April 30, 2021

            Knowing America through Poetry~by rldubour, in alpha order


            COLORADO

            Colorado - Wikipedia

            Colorado means, “Colored Red”
            And known as the Centennial State.
            After viewing Pikes Peak, “America the Beautiful”
            Was written by, ~~ Katherine Lee Bates.

            The oldest wooden merry-go-round,
            Dates back to nineteen-hundred- and five.
            The world’s highest suspension bridge,
            To get over~~ some people refuse to drive

            July fourth in eighteen-sixty-nine
            World’s first rodeo, to ride those wild things!
            John Henry “Doc Holliday” died on
            November eight in Glenwood Springs.

            In America, Colfax  Avenue in Denver
            Is the longest continuous street.
            And Leadville is the highest city at
            Ten-thousand, four hundred and thirty feet.

            The state bird is the Prairie Lark Finch;
            The flower is the Rocky Mountain Columbine.
            The Post Office that’s in Loveland each year
            Re-mails hundreds of thousand Valentines!

            The Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
            And the Hairstreak Butterfly
            Just two more symbols of this state
            In case you’re asked, you can reply.

            Pueblo~~ the only city in America where four
            Recipients of the Metal of Honor are still living.
            In eighteen-seventy-nine the last conflict
            The Meeker Massacre was unforgiving.

            Known as the “Mother of Rivers”
            Where most major rivers get their source.
            Motto is: “Nothing without the Deity”
            Means personification of force.

            A Georgian in eighteen-fifty-nine

            By the name of John Gregory

            Found the richest square mile on earth

            The biggest Mother Load in history.

            It’s time again for famous names
            Like Carpenter, Allen and Elway
            Fairbanks, Nighthorse, and Chaney
            Whitman, Dempsey and Duray.
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            Statehood, August 1, 1876 the 38th state
            Capital is Denver

            AUTHOR NOTES:

            1905 Merry-go-round located in Burlington 1,053 feet high suspending over Royal Gorge. Doc Holliday-August 14, 1852–November 8, 1887 July 4th, 1869 in Deer Trail, Worlds first rodeo John Gregory, known at the The Gregory Lode near Central City. 1859. The Colorado Rockies are part of the North American Cordillera, which stretches 3,000 miles from Alaska, through western Canada and the United States, into northern Mexico. The centerpieces of this dramatic uplift are the peaks over 14,000 feet, or “Fourteeners”, as they are affectionately referred to by climbers. There are 52 Fourteeners in Colorado. Mesa Verde features an elaborate four-story city carved in the cliffs by the Ancestral Pueblo people between 600 and 1300A.D. The mystery surrounding this ancient cultural landmark is the sudden disappearance of the thousands of inhabitants who created the more than 4,000 identified structures. The Kit Carson County Carousel in Burlington dates back to 1905, making it the oldest wooden merry-go-round in the United States. It is the only wooden carousel in America still with its original paint.
            The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has been in continuous operation since 1881 and has appeared in more than a dozen movies including How the West Was Won (1963) and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969).
            The highest suspension bridge in the world is over the Royal Gorge near Canon City. The Royal Gorge Bridge spans the Arkansas River at a height of 1,053 feet.  The world’s largest natural hot springs pool located in Glenwood Springs. The two-block long pool is across the street from the historic Hotel Colorado, a favorite stop of former president Teddy Roosevelt.

            Posted by: Jonathan Caswell | April 29, 2021

            My YouTube Channel — Ruelha


            I have begun to narrate some of my poems on YouTube for those of you who prefer that medium. Here are a few. I will be updating the blog posts with the addition of these as well. I hope you like it. I’m pretty new to reciting, so your tips and feedback will do me […]

            My YouTube Channel — Ruelha

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