Joe Biden pauses for a photo in 2017 with then-Casapulla’s employee Elise Conlin (in blue) and her coworkers.
Amelia Bayer sent us this photo. “Joe Biden spoke at my high school in 2012, and I was lucky enough to have a front row seat to speak to him after,” she wrote.
Patti Malatesta sent this photo of her and Biden at a 2018 basketball game.
Lauren Howard Cooper is shown with Joe Biden at the IACP Conference in Orlando in 2012.
Andrei Tobias, left, and Lucca met Joe Biden at The Peninsula in Millsboro.
Mary Barrett is shown with Biden in front of Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach.
Anne Davey and Lori Jacobs of local music duo Bettenroo hang out with Joe Biden at Arena's in Rehoboth Beach.
Erin and Ellie Walls met Joe Biden at a UD football game.
Conor Small submitted this photo of his late grandmother, Virginia Small, with Joe Biden at Lewes City Hall, where she worked for many years. Conor estimates the photo was made in the 1990s.
Connor McCartan caught up with Joe at the ShopRite in Four Seasons Plaza in Newark in 2017.
Danielle Furst of Lewes meets Joe Biden.
Ann and Bill Trussell got a chance to meet the president-elect in 2017, in Philadelphia during a stop on Biden’s “Promise Me, Dad” book tour.
Tori Lyter met Joe Biden at Nectar Café in Lewes.
Perhaps no one is more quintessentially Rehoboth as the late Cheryl Blackman, here shown in all her patriotic glory with a beaming Joe Biden. Photo submitted by
Cheryl’s sister, Sharon Sherwood.
Robbie Tinn shared this photo of him with Joe Biden taken back in 2008 at a book signing in Oxford, Miss. “Although not always perfect as a politician, he’s truly tried to reach across an ever widening aisle seeking collaboration and unity,” wrote Robbie. “I believe he has the country’s best interest at heart. I know he’ll continue his work as a president not only for Democrats or Republicans but for all Americans. I trust our next four years in his very capable hands.”
Sandi Bisgood is shown with Joe Biden at the Beau Biden Foundation's Golf Tournament at The Peninsula.
Kim Stude Dare shared this photo of her and Joe Biden.
Sharon (Blackman) Sherwood with U.S. Sen. Joe Biden in 1984.
Nancy Stout is shown with President-elect Joe Biden in January 2017.
“My husband John and I always go to Lingos Market after Sunday mass at St Edmunds,” wrote Beth Caruso. “Joe was so gracious and said to me, ‘Can I have my picture taken with you?’ “
DeeDee Bies of Lewes with then-Vice President Joe Biden at a fundraiser in Wilmington in 2012 for the Biden Breast Health Initiative, a program started by Dr. Jill Biden.
Joe Biden was commencement speaker at John Dickinson High School in 1995, where he paused for this photo with Shanna Wilson.
Kent Allen recalled the day he met Biden. “I ran into Joe inside Carlton's almost three years ago as he was on a shopping trip with his late son Beau’s two kids,” said Allen. “He was trying to buy pants for his grandson. After he left the store, I asked him if my wife, Karen, could take a snapshot of us. He agreed but asked to do it quickly, so no crowds would gather. Love the man.”
Joe Mack, owner of Double Dippers in Rehoboth Beach, grabbed this shot with Biden in between scooping cones (Mack said chocolate chip in a waffle cone is Joe’s go-to). “I was going to grab an employee to take the photo and [Biden] said ‘Give me your phone. I’ll take it. I’ve gotten pretty good at it.’ ”
“This could be my most favorite selfie ever,” said Aileen Forker of this photo, taken at the Beau Biden Foundation Fundraiser at the Peninsula in Millsboro.
Frank and Mary Cappelli met Joe Biden after Mass at St. Edmond's Catholic Church in Rehoboth Beach.
Pilot Bridget Murphy flew Joe into Wilmington Airport a year ago.
Ann Mueller, center, and Susan Rosenberg are shown with Joe Biden in Lewes in 2019.
Dan Wiekrykas (in red shirt) and his son, Dr. Bradley Wiekrykas, caught up with Joe Biden at breakfast In Lewes after bike ride.
Kathleen and Bob Blouin at the Beau Biden Fundraiser at The Peninsula in Millsboro.
Frank Cole of Atlantic Cycles in Rehoboth Beach visits with Joe Biden.
Melissa Rhoads of Wilmington sent us this photo.
Nancy Sakaduski emailed us about this photo, taken by Deny Howeth during a 2015 Democratic Jamboree at Cape Henlopen State Park. “My husband, Joe Sakaduski, told then-Vice President Biden that his mother had served on the Democratic committee for 70 years. Biden said, ‘Do you think she’s home? Let’s call her.’ He thanked her for her service and chatted a few minutes, while reporters asked who Biden was talking to. It was a 90-year-old woman who got the thrill of a lifetime. She died about six months later.”
Kathy Byron, left, and her sister Linda Towers ran into Joe Biden at DiFebo's Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach.
Alma Roach and Joe Biden at the Democratic Jamboree.
Toni Marx is shown with Joe Biden at a fundraiser in 2019.
Sally Marchegiano met Joe Biden at DiFebo’s Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach.
Janet Daily sent this photo and a sweet story. “This was taken by Beau Biden in 2008,” she wrote. “Beau approached Roy at a local get together saying he liked Roy’s T-shirt and could he take a picture of him with his Dad. Roy said ‘Sure!’ Joe signed it ‘Keep The Faith, Joe.’ Ironically, the Bidens bought a home in North Shores right around the corner from Roy’s home about 10 years after this meeting took place. Sadly, my good friend Roy died June 24, but I’m sure he’s delighted his neighbor will be the first president from Delaware!”
Robin Delaney sent this shot of her daughter, Katie Delaney, and her niece, Ally Keller, taken at the Wilmington Labor Day Parade when Joe Biden was a U.S. Senator.
Bonnie Stone-Fischer sent us a pair of photos featuring her parents, Richard “Dick” and Juanita Stone, staunch supporters of Joe Biden through the years. She estimates the top photo was taken in the 1970s or 1980s; the bottom image was made in 2011 at the Christmas celebration at the Vice President’s residence.
Laura Degnon shared her selfie of Joe Biden.
Shown with Olga Muromtseva is Joe Biden shopping at Something Comfortable in Rehoboth Beach.
Lilly Barnett, center, was ambassador for the 2012 Return Day Parade in Georgetown. Kelly Barnett, Lilly’s mom, said “Joe made sure to part the sea of people to get Lilly to him to get this photo.”
Lee O’Brien met Joe Biden about a year ago at FedEx in New Castle. “I had the best experience,” said Lee. “We talked for a few minutes, and he was the nicest guy!”
Molly MacMillan ran into the former Vice President at Arena’s Cafe on Route 1.
Martin Schmidt Jr. with Joe Biden at 2012 Return Day festivities in Georgetown.
Timothy Walker grabbed a selfie with President-elect Joe Biden.
Cheryl Jankowski of Rehoboth is shown with Joe Biden outside the former Jimmys Grille near Rehoboth Beach.