If you came to Delmar...


...for our friends in Ms. Stubbs' class!

Several students mention "Ben's Red Swings" in their list of places to take their online friends. Click the picture to see more about this very special playground and how it came to be.

April 22, 2005

Dear Natalie,

It was fun to read about your shoebox. Thank you for writing to me. I think we are alike because we both like pizza, CDs, PS2's and GameBoy.

If you came to my town of Delmar I would take you to the Baltimore Oriole and Ravens stadiums in Baltimore. The Orioles are a baseball team and the Ravens are a football team. I would also take you to the Shorebirds Stadium in Salisbury. I like sports. It would take 2 and a haft hours to get to Baltimore but 20 minutes to get to the Shorebirds Stadium. Where will you take me?

Your friend,
Zach


Dear Steffi,

Thank you for your letter. It was fun to read about your shoebox. You and I are alike because we both like puppies. My birthday was April 18 on Monday.

If you came to my town I would take you to Ocean City [beach cam]. We would walk on the board walk where there are shops with things to buy like souvenirs. We can also buy food there like funnel cakes. We'll go on the roller coaster and of course we'll swim in the ocean and build sand castles in the sand. You need to bring sunscreen with you so that you don't get sunburn. It would take us 35 minutes to get there. You should wear shorts and a bathing suit because our temperature is about 88F today.

Where would you take me if I came to your city?

Your friend,
Alysia


Dear Beth,

Thank you for the letter. I love music because it's good and nice. I never played Netball.

If you came here, I would take you to Assateague Island. You will see wild ponies, shells and seaweed too. The wild ponies will walk in the street. I will also take you to the Washington Zoo.

I never played the Sim's game before. I love to read, too. I would put a photo in my shoebox because I love my family, too. Did you get the letter that I sent you for your birthday? I would like to see your photo so I can see you. I do not know what you look like.

Where would you take me if I came to your city?

Your Best Friend,
Alyssa


Hi Emma,

It was fun to read about your shoebox. Thank you for writing to me. I think that we are alike because we like some of the same things such as tennis.

If you came to my town of Delmar I would take you to see many things. I would take you to Ocean City because it has amusement or carnival rides. It would take us 35 minutes to get there. We would see the fireworks on the 4th of July because it is our Independence Day. Our temperature is about 60F degrees so you should wear a coat, pants and a long shirt.

Where would you take me if I came to your city?

Your friend in Delmar
PS. I AM A BOY who PLAYS TENNIS TOO.


Hi Samantha,

Your letter was amazing! It was fun to read about your shoebox. You and I are alike because I love puppies, too.

If you came to my town of Delmar I would take you to see many things. I would take you to Ocean City because it is so fun there. It would take us like about 35 minutes to get there by car. We will see Frontier Town and Jolly Rogers and Jungle Golf and Splash Mountain. Frontier town has a swimming pool and a baby pool too so that's what Frontier Town is.

Our temperature is going to reach 75 F degrees today so you should wear some shorts. Where would you take me if I came to your city?

Your friend,
Ashiona


Hi Nicole D,

Your letter was amazing! It was fun to read about your shoebox. You and I are alike because I like to go swimming a lot too.

If you came to my town of Delmar I would take you to see many things. I would take you to Ocean city because it is so fun there. It would take us like about 35 minutes to get there by car. We will see Frontier Town and Jolly Rogers and Jungle Golf and Splash Mountain. I like microphones and I like singing too. Frontier town has a swimming pool and a baby pool too so that's what Frontier Town is.

Our temperature is going to reach 75 F degrees today so you should wear some shorts. Where would you take me if I came to your city?

Your friend,
Ashiona


Dear Aimee L,

Thank you, for the letter. It was fun to read about your shoebox. You and I are alike because we like CD's and roller skating.

If you came to my town of Delmar I would take you to see many things. I would take you to Ocean City because it has a boardwalk. [Click on the pictures in the "welcome" area to see pictures of the boardwalk shops.] It would take us 35 minutes to get there. We would see a roller coaster. There are also many shops with souvenirs and food on the boardwalk. Our temperature is about 60 F degrees so you should wear a sweatshirt. I would take you to see my family.

Your friend,
Brandon


Hello Tamlyn,

You put lots of neat things in your shoebox. Thank you for writing to me. I think that we are alike because we like some of the same things such as we both like to read, and we both like teddy bears. We both like to listen to the radio or the CD player. I also like what you said about putting a ballet suit in your shoe box. I thought it was a good idea!

If you came to my town of Delmar I would take you to see many things. I would take you to the Ocean City beach in the summer because it is fun there. It would take us a little more than a hour to get there. We would see the Atlantic Ocean and the board walk. Our temperature is about 52F degrees so you should wear maybe jeans or pants and short sleeve shirt or long sleeve short. Where would you take me if I came to your city?

Your friend,
Brittany


Dear Candice,

You put lots of neat things in your shoebox. Thank you for writing to me. I think that we are alike because we like some of the same things such as a pencil because we both like writing. We both like puppies and a book.

If you came to Delmar I would take you to the beach , and on the boardwalk because I would like to show you the ocean here. It would take us hour to get there. We would see the ocean. Our temperature is 74F degrees so you should wear shorts and a short sleeve shirt.

Where would you take me if I came to you city?

Your friend,
Brittany


How are you doing Courtney K.?

Are you the one in the picture pointing to South Africa in the map? If you are, please let me know. Your letter was great. It was cool to read about your shoebox.

If you came to my town I would take you to a game because baseball is fun. The Shorebirds is our local baseball team. It would take 20 minutes to get us to the stadium. You will see baseballs flying in the air. You'll never know when balls fly in the air. Do you know what baseball is? But do you know Omarion?

I'm sorry tea is not my type of drink. I like to drink grape soda. I like baseball and I love my family.

What time does your school day end?

Your friend,
Damien


Hi Melissa B,

Your letter was great! It was cool to read about your Shoebox. I think that we are alike because we both like kittens. I have 6 kittens. I like to read stories about animals.

If you came to my town of Delmar I would take you to see many things. I would take you to the Delaware Race track. It's about 10 minutes from my school. And you should where capri pants today because it is nice outside. The temperature might reach 80F degrees.

Where would you take me if I came to your city?

Your friend,
Danielle


Hi Robyn L,

It was fun to read about your shoebox. Thank you for writing to me. I think that we alike because we like some of the same things such as The Sims 2. I think Biltong is like beef jerky.

If you came to my town of Delmar I would take you to see many things. I would take you to the Salisbury Park because you would probably like it. We could go to the playground area called Ben's Red Swings. A little boy named Ben had cancer. He died and the community built a big play area for children in his honor. We could also visit the Salisbury Zoo which is connected to our Salisbury Park.

Where would you take me if I came to your city?

Your friend,
Deserae


Hello Alex,

Thank you for your very long letter! It was fun to read about your shoebox. Thank you for writing to me. I think that we are alike because we like some of the same things such as GameBoy.

If you came to my town of Delmar I would take you to see many things. I would take you to Delmar Race track because it is cool. You would see fast cars racing around a track. Do you have race tracks in Cape Town?

Where would you take me if I came to your city?

Your friend,
Faith


Hi Lisa,

It was fun to read about your shoebox. Thank you for writing to me. I don't have any dogs but I do have a pet. I just got a fish. I call him skinny because he never eats. He is blue and in the light he turns red.

If you came to my town I would take you to the arcade in our Salisbury Mall. I would take you to the Baltimore Aquarium where we'll see sharks, dolphins and whales. We'll also go to Ocean City where we'll eat candy apples. Today it is going to be about 60F and it might rain. It will take us 2 and a half hours to get to Baltimore. Ocean City is about 35 minutes away from Delmar.

Where would you take me if I came to your city?

Your friend,
Jacob


Hi Jessica,

Your letter was very nice and it was good! You and I have two things in common. I love the beach, too. I just didn't put that in my last letter. I like books, too. What kind of books do you like? I like mystery books.

I want to ask you if you have a dog because I do. His name is Kaiser. I saw your picture I think you're very pretty.

If I could take you somewhere in my town I would take you to Jolly Rogers. Jolly Rogers is a water park in Ocean City. It is a good thing you can swim. A water park is a place with water of course but not just water it has slides and all kinds of stuff. Well, good bye. Please write again soon.

Your friend,
Jasmine!!!


Hello Shannon-Eve,

Your shoebox was great. I like to listen to more than 18 CDs. I like jewelry too. I have a PS2. I like earrings too but I don't wear them anymore.

If you came to Delmar I would take you to Ocean City and Baltimore. We can swim in the Atlantic Ocean so bring your swimming costume. At the rides we'll get on the roller coaster. In Baltimore we would see the Aquarium. We'd see the rainforest on the top floor. We can see the dolphins, too. The aquarium is neat.

Were would you take me if I came to your city?

Your Friend,
Karlie


Hi Catherine,

I really like your shoebox. I like to draw and listen to more than 18 CDs. I like jewelry, too. I have a PS2. I like earrings, too, but I don't wear them anymore.

If you came to Delmar I would take you to Ocean City and Baltimore. We can swim in the Atlantic Ocean so bring your swimming costume. At the rides we'll get on the roller coaster. In Baltimore we would see the Baltimore Aquarium. We'd see the rainforest on the top floor. We can see the dolphins, too. The aquarium is neat.

Were would you take me if I came to your city?

Your Friend,
Karlie


April 18,2005

Hello Carmellia,

It was fun to read about your shoebox. Thank you for writing to me. I think that we are alike because we like some of the same things such as the beach.

If you came to my town of Delmar I would take you to see many things. I would take you to the Washington Zoo because it is cool cool!. It would take us 2.5 hours to drive there. Would you like a long trip? We would see Spider monkeys. Our temperature today will reach 88 F today. You should shorts and a short shirt.

Where would you take me if I came to your City?

Your friend,
Karon


Dear Tarryn,

Thank you for the letter it was amazing. Are takkies a pair of shoes? You and I are alike because we both like to build with legos.

If you came to my town I would take you to the Salisbury Zoo. We would see the snakes. I would also take you to the Baltimore Aquarium where we would see sharks. Have you seen any sharks in South Africa's waters? Do you have an aquarium? It is about 60F degrees today and might rain.

Where would you take me if I came to your city?

Your friend,
Kendall


Dear Nicole J.,

Thanks for your letter. I think were alike because I almost like every thing you like. I love chocolate, too. I'm glad you like to cook. Do you make delicious brownies? That's my favorite food. I have a pet. It's a dog.

If you come to my home town I will take you to the Shorebirds baseball game. It's just like Cricket except it's different. The degrees is 75F. It will take us about 20 minutes to get to the Shorebirds stadium. You should were some shorts. We will watch a team that's playing another team. What is net ball?

Where would you take me if I came to your city?

Your friend,
Keon


Hi Lauren,

Your letter was great ! It was cool to read about your Shoebox. I think that we are alike because we like some of the same things such as C.D. I like music too.

If you came to my town of Delmar I would take you to see many things. I would you to Salisbury Park- Ben's Red Swings because it is fun. It takes us 10 minutes to get there from our school. We would see the playground. Also I would take you to the Zoo. We would see at a parrot that talks after you. Our temperature today is about 60F degrees. You should wear pants and bring an umbrella because it might rain.

Where would you take me if I came To your city?

Your friend,
Kristina


Hi Zoe,

Your letter was amazing! It was cool to read about your shoebox. I think that we are alike because we like some of the same things such as a shell. I like to go to the beach.

If you came to town of Delmar I would take you to see many things. I would take you to Bethany Beach so we can get some shells. It will take us about an hour to get there. Sometimes you can see dolphins in the water. Our temperature is about 64 F and it will reach to 74 F so you can wear shorts and short sleeves shirt too.

Where would you take me if I came to your city?

Your friend,
Mackenzie


Hi Heidi,

Your letter was amazing! It was cool to read about your shoebox. I think that we are alike because we like some of the same things such as swimming. I like to go to the beach.

If you came to town of Delmar I would take you to see many things. I would take you to Bethany Beach so we can go swimming in the ocean. It will take us about an hour to get there. Sometimes you can see dolphins in the water. Our temperature is about 64 F and it will reach to 74 F so you can wear shorts and short sleeves shirt too.

Where would you take me if I came to your city?

Your friend,
Mackenzie


Hello Simona,

This is Paris. I am sorry that I wrote to Nicole D. by mistake and not to you. I got mixed up with you and Nicole D.

If you came to my city I would take you to the Delaware beaches and to Baltimore to see the baseball and football stadiums. Do you know what baseball and football are? It would take us about 2 and a half hours to get Baltimore.

Today it is about 60F degrees and it might rain. You should wear shorts and a t-shirt.

Where would you take me if I came to your city?

Your friend,
Paris


Hi Bianca B,

It was fun to read about your shoebox. I like kittens, too, and I like a Game Boy. I like CDs and a Play Station. I know how to cook and like cook books. My mom has 4 cook books and I have one, too.

If you came to our town I would take you to Ocean City. It would take us about 35 minutes to get there. We would fish from my dad's boat because I know that you like to fish. We would go out in the water a bit far away from the swimmers. Most of the time we would catch a blowfish. You should wear your shorts and bring gloves so that the blowfish doesn't stick you.

Where would you take me if I came to your city?

Your friend,
Robbie


Hi Megan,

It was fun read about your shoebox. Thank you for writing to me. I think we are alike because we like Spongebob Squarepants. What are jelly tots? Are they candy?

If you came to my town of Delmar I would take you Shorebirds Stadium. It is a sports stadium. We can watch the baseball game. They last about 2.5 hours. We can buy a hot dog and chips to eat or a slice of pizza and a drink. The Shorebirds are our local baseball team. Do you know what baseball is?

Where would you take me if I came to your city?

Your friend,
Sarah


Hi Erin,

It was fun to read about your shoebox. Thank you for writing to me. I think that we are alike because we like some of the same things such as drawing and I like to draw, too! I like to draw with markers.

If you came to my town of Delmar I would take you to see many things. I would take you to Ocean City because I like the rides. My favorite ride is the roll coaster. It would take us 35 minutes to get there. We would see shops and food. Our temperature is about 67F degrees this morning so you should wear shorts and a cap. It will get warmer by this afternoon - 80F.

Where would you take me if I came to your city?

Your friend,
Shamya


Dear Antonia,

Thank you for your letter. It was fun to read about the things you like. We are alike because we both live near the beach.

If you came to my town of Delmar I would take you to see many things. I would take you to my house for lunch. We would eat macaroni and cheese and then we would go to Ocean City where we can swim. Don't forget to bring your swimming costume. It would take us about 35 minutes to get there. You should wear shorts and a short sleeve shirt because today it is going to be about 80F degrees. We will get on a roller coaster and we might eat cotton candy or funnel cakes. They are good to eat.

Where would you take me if I came to your city?

Your friend,
Trevon


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