The better question is what isn’t a Delco girl? Delco girls have it all. We’re not like the trash from Philly or the stuck up bitches from the Main Line. We are one of a kind, always have been, and always will be.
Our purpose in life is to search for the Delco guy of our dreams all suited up in his Delco tuxedo: baggy sweatpants, timbs, high school sweatshirt, and a fitted hat with a cig hanging out of his mouth. We are defined by where we live, our grade school, parish, and siblings and/or cousins who are also from Delco. Our favorite accessory is any drink from Wawa and our go-to outfit is a Phillies shirt, or whatever team’s shirt is clean. Delco girls spend their summers at the Jersey shore, when not tailgating at a Phillies game or getting shitty in Camden before whatever concerts happen to be there.
Our first glimpse of the life of a Delco girl was shown to us at St. Kevin’s Dances. Those sweaty nights in the basement cafeteria gave us all a good lesson of what is expected of a Delco girl. We have frenemies who are still salty from grade school and high school drama, that we see on a weekly basis, whether we’re at Barnabys, Maggies, or any other local bar. When we see them, we give our perfected fake smile, but inside feel satisfaction because she stole your butterfly clips in 8th grade, but you hooked up with her boyfriend sophomore year of high school. (Delco karma’s a bitch). Most girls from grade school and high school are either in beauty school or pregnant, but hey the earlier we can get started on the next generation of Delco, the better.
You can take the girl out of Delco, but you can’t take the Delco out of the girl.
I HATE MY HOMETOWN THANKS.
People who are proud of this shit are scummy as fuck.
Delaware County is a middle class county situated next to Philadelphia County. It is home to a generally Irish Roman Catholics, whose economic and educational status gradually declines as a person moves from North to South in the county. In the Radnor and Ardmore sections of “Delco” the incomes, educational levels are high. But if one moves south, he encounters a decline in civilized behavior. Central locations like Drexel Hill and Havertown are home to many professionals, and Philadelphia businessmen. However, districts closer to Baltimore Pike and Route 476 have become well known for their high levels of trailer trash hookers, wiggers, degenerates, and uneducated white people (e.g. Ridley, Interboro, Aldan, and Eddystone)And while Delaware County is dominantly Caucasian, the state of mind is often considered “decidedly hood rat”. To complicate matters, the absolute most southern point in Delaware County is Chester, a community composed of African Americans. This portion of the county, compromised of citizens of a different skin color, has never set well with the toothless inbreeds of Eddystone and Briar Cliff, who are abundantly racist, uneducated, tattooed, and addicted to marijuana and other illegal substances, and wear Timberland Boots (purchased at 69th Street Terminal), Beater (purchased at TJ Maxx in Springfield, Kohls on Baltimore Pike, Modells Baltimore Pike, or any local Ross Dress for Less TM), and a pair of excessively long and baggy shorts of the Jordan Brand
Mike Harden, a production assembler at Delco Electronics, inspects inertial reference unit gimbals, circa mid 1970s. The gimbals are used in the Carousel IV navigation system on military and commercial aircraft. The system eliminated the human navigator from commercial jetliner cockpits and was based on the inertial guidance and navigation first developed for ballistic missiles in the 1950s and 60s.