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I Am Pennsylvania Dutch

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    Run-away Amish

    My father's family is old-order Amish from Lebanon, Pa.  My father left before his baptism, to join the army.  Although, I speak Pa. Dutch, as well as German, needless to say, I don't know my father's family.  I've lived in Pa. most of my life, but did not seek...
    AyeAye AyeAye 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 20, 2008

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    You Probably Are If . . .

    It's flabbergasting what passes for a pretzel most places. You have at least one batty old aunt who's sure a cut will heal faster if you blow on it and mumble something in mangled German. Chow-chow isn't just a breed of dog. One word: "Yous." Being served the stomach of a pig...
    lcz415 lcz415 26-30 Dec 17, 2012

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    Are The Legends True?

    Just a question, for I'm not a pensylvanian dutch. But I've heard of "dutch" conclaves, of people still speaking the dutch language in America? Of course, the language changed because your children had to learn it from their parents, who already were infected with the native...
    kwek kwek 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 4, 2013

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    A Little History

    my father was born and raised in Williamsport Pa.  after I married, my last name Tilburg died in our family..there where no men to carry it along. I know there is a place in the netherlands Tilburg...I'd really like to know how our last name came to be and if there...
    msbhaven msbhaven 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 15, 2007

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    Still Got It...

    I grew up in Lancaster county, my parents left the old order Mennonite church when I was about 6. I joined the Air Force, am stationed in japan, but still call my grandmother to stay fluent in PA Dutch!
    indasuck indasuck 26-30, M Nov 26, 2013

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    Signs In Dutch Are Cool.

    Yes, I look Dutch, the blond hair, blue eyes, the whole nine yards.  But what I am the most proud of is that the signs that we use for our homes are made by my family and has for many many many years.  My last name was Z--K, which if you are dutch, you can fill in the...
    Debijean Debijean 56-60, F 3 Responses Feb 10, 2009

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    Should I Pick School Or Friends?

    A new school is opening up for my class, its called New Tech. Somethings been telling to apply for it, but something else is telling me to stay with my friends. Not many of my friends are interested in it. I really want to attend this school but I will really miss all my friends...
    Girlslifedreamer Girlslifedreamer 18-21, T Feb 22, 2011

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    I fell in love with a guy from Holland on holidays. My type is usually blond hair and blue eyes so naturally the Dutch guys make me gush. All this may sound entirely superficial...
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    My friends and I gather often, drinking coffee and talking about...yes our kids. There is the liberal dutch, who doesn't know where her kids are. There is the over protective Arab...
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    I'm a 14 year old guy and my father thinks that I need a babysitter when he's gone. He knows my Dutch teacher very well. (I'm Dutch) She is a 23 year old woman. (This happens two...
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    THis story starts in Pennsylvania. I am now in kindergarden everything seems to be going well until my dad showed up. My dad had to have everything his way (so did I) and so since...
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    I have been a cross dresser most of my life. I have purged several times, but the desire always comes back. Lately I have been just underdressing. A strong urge came and I started...
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    I've tried this before and didn't work out but I am a gay Christian looking for someone who's down to earth that lives in Pennsylvania. Nothing sexual just looking for a friend...
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    He moved to Pennsylvania at the end of December. We had a pretty interesting partnership for about a month before he left. I was really digging his energy, & he knew a little bit...
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