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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...
    AyeAye AyeAye 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 20, 2008

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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...
    indasuck indasuck 26-30, M Nov 26, 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...
    msbhaven msbhaven 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 15, 2007

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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...
    kwek kwek 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 4, 2013

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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...
    lcz415 lcz415 26-30 Dec 17, 2012

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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...
    Debijean Debijean 56-60, F 3 Responses Feb 10, 2009

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    I'm moving to Pennsylvania soon and am looking to meet some TBDLs there. If you live in Pennsylvania, message me and we can chat! <3
    AlexBabyBoy AlexBabyBoy 16-17, M Apr 6

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    I am Dutch and really love speaking English
    SkateDutch SkateDutch 16-17, M Mar 20

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    I'm half dutch half palestinian
    yaraavt yaraavt 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    ...But not for long home is on the west coast and this cold is too brisk for me.
    BeBeBabyy BeBeBabyy 22-25, F Mar 18

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    I've recently been having fantasies about breastfeeding a man. I'm not lactating, actually I'm 18 and I've never had a baby. The thought of a sexy man latching on my breast and...
    lzgroupie96 lzgroupie96 18-21, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    Zijn er hier ook leuke nederlandse mensen om mee te praten? :) Are there any nice people on this site who live in the Netherlands to talk with?
    SkateDutch SkateDutch 16-17, M 3 Responses Mar 21

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    Ik praat al meer dan 20 jaar Engels in allerlei situaties, maar toen ik hier op een gesprek in het Nederlands botste besefte ik dat ik echt ook graag in mijn moedertaal zou willen...
    TragicMonkey TragicMonkey 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    I am Dutch, and just really curious what you guys think of Dutch people! Which stereotypes do you all have about us??? Like, all Dutch people are gay, smoke pot all day long and...
    Jordy94 Jordy94 18-21, M 14 Responses Apr 2

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    I like Oban very much, having visited several times and not once failing to visit my favourite watering hole, "The Tartan Tavern" on the main street. It is narrowly fronted on the...
    nudrunuk nudrunuk 66-70, M 4 days ago

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    Giraffe bids farewll to the Dutch zookeeper dying of cancer:The heartwarming encounter between the mentally handicapped man named Mario and the majestic creature was arranged by...
    rajblr1970 rajblr1970 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    I live in a very ****** up country when it comes to racism and discrimination. The bad thing is, everyone here sees himself as "extremely tolerant towards foreigners." Well, they...
    littlewolf1 littlewolf1 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    Dear Mother Earth I just want to rip off these layers already. I want to oil up beneath the sun and later jump in the pool in my bikini. Or better perform a miracle earthquake tht...
    BeBeBabyy BeBeBabyy 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Am 15 my name is Ryder, i don't care if its long distance, but if you live in Pennsylvania please message me, age doesn't make a difference too me.
    ryderXwidow1 ryderXwidow1 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter Six Despite my entreaties, and then my demands, Robert refused to tell me what the "surprise" was. We...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Mar 25

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    I passed the permit test with no trouble at all. It wasn't until I was ready to take the road test I started to have problems. I've tried to get it five times as of today, but for...
    xxrayxx33 xxrayxx33 18-21, M Mar 25

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    Why it is so hard to find out HIV poz gay friend or more in pennsylvania ?
    ramchhetri763 ramchhetri763 26-30, M Mar 25

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    For you (many, girls), who cut yourselves. Please remember that some of us love you, care about you. ----- Food for thought (an article from Psychology Today) ----- Sax on Sex...
    Karll Karll 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    So I am sixteen and from Pennsylvania, close by to New Jersey. I just want to get out of this place, away from all the pressures from the people, family, friends, and daily routine...
    chaotickisses chaotickisses 16-17, F 7 Responses Mar 30

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    Actually, having grown up in Pennsylvania, I spent a fair amount of my youth doing just that. I hiked a pretty fair portion of the Appalachian Trial. I miss it. I miss the forests...
    HumanKnownAsVictor HumanKnownAsVictor 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    There I was, smiling, laughing and playing. Not doing anything wrong. Out of nowhere I was tagged again, this time by Nelladell. What did I do to deserve this nastiness... And more...
    oldfarmguy oldfarmguy 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I love in Pennsylvania I'm gunna run away and I need someone to come with , please anybody ? ...
    jayyvonsgirl jayyvonsgirl 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    Hey, I'm in Pennsylvania I'm thinking about leaving in about a week or so ! I'm planing to go to New York or Cali message me anyone if you wanna run away with me <3
    jayyvonsgirl jayyvonsgirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    Message me of you wanna run away <3 I'm a girl in Pennsylvania age 13
    jayyvonsgirl jayyvonsgirl 18-21, F Apr 2

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    Have you ever lived a poem? I have. First the poem, then the story. We were very tired, we were very merry— We had gone back and forth all night on the ferry. It was bare and...
    sailor764 sailor764 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    I M HIV POZ but very healthy,29 yrs from eastern country but living in pittsburgh pennsylvania.lets be friend/date and if we match then we can be in relatiobship.
    ramchhetri763 ramchhetri763 26-30, M Apr 6

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter Twenty-Six I don't know if something that night left a lasting impression on Bobby, but he seemed to grow...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Apr 7

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    In Harrisburg Pennsylvania. I need gay and str8 friends. Older guy here 50 something
    AIDAN3 AIDAN3 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    When someone asks what I want to do when I'm older I'll mindlessly say "Pastry chef", but honestly I don't really care too much about being a chef, it just shuts them up. I don't...
    ExplorerJoe ExplorerJoe 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    It's so sad learning about the Pennsylvania stabbing literally. It makes you think.. Why did he do what he did , how did he get his weapons, and what pushed him to this point :( so...
    candyliscious candyliscious 18-21, F a week ago

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    i have a slight new england/ new jersey accent.. i get made fun of a lot for it because i go to school in pennsylvania
    julezdepillo julezdepillo 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    A 16-year-old Pennsylvania student was charged as an adult with multiple counts of attempted homicide and assault in the stabbing rampage that left 22 people wounded at his high...
    PuertoRicanPrincess18 PuertoRicanPrincess18 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Been doing it since 79 or so (I was 15). Learned to cast when i was 14. Practiced a whole year till I could cast and not embarrass myself. Try practicing in the inner city and not...
    soloexistence soloexistence 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    I've never been outside the country but to: Niagara Falls, New York, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Keystone, South Dakota (bad lands, mnt Rushmore, crazy horse), Yellowstone National...
    PteMatriarch PteMatriarch 13-15, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    So I am new to this site.... Had to find a way to talk about everything I am going thru... So I am involved with a man that has been in a relationship with another woman for 13...
    Jlynn1424 Jlynn1424 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Pennsylvania sunsets, all the smog helps beautify nature, as bad as that sounds lol 💕
    KrisMiss KrisMiss 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't just feel that I'm an old soul. I know that I'm an old soul. I don't know if it's that aspect of my existence that makes it so unconventional to live on Earth at this time...
    ArchSeven327 ArchSeven327 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 18

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    Whenever I enter a bookstore I can stay there for hours. I search for all kinds of books. Though I love Fantasy the most. I only read English books. I can't stand reading books...
    xlevinus xlevinus 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 18

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    Are you addicted to Cheap fifa coins http://www.thefifagame.com Ultimate Team? If so, you won’t want to miss Ruud Van Nistelrooy’s big announcement that he is to ‘officially...
    wowgoldmart wowgoldmart 22-25, M Mar 19

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    Often I tell people words of hope, strength, faith etc.. to give people back to themselves (or in hopes that I do that, let's put it that way!) because I simply love helping people...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Strange as it might sound because I’m married with a child but I don’t think I’ve ever truly gotten over my first love. I guess I’m thinking about it more now as I’m not...
    northwestjames northwestjames 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I was fortunate enough to witness the terrible scene of birth right after breakfast last week... thought that'd get your attention. Pull up a chair, stool, monkey, or whatever you...
    yourguardingangel yourguardingangel 18-21, M Mar 21

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    I grew up so... Loud. I was always the first to talk and last to shut up. I guess people never knew I was troubled because I wasn't quiet. Because I knew if I didn't talk, they'd...
    FromNederlandWithLove FromNederlandWithLove 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    No good deed ever goes unpunished. -Dutch
    TheDevour TheDevour 13-15, M 3 Responses Mar 22

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    I'm from Belgium, there's a Dutch musicband called Clouseau, and they wrote this song "Het zit vanbinnen" which means "It's inside" about beauty, that real beauty is inside people...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I like foldgers coffee. With hazelnut creamer, sugar and a little dutched cocoa.
    rexifelis rexifelis 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I'm Angel Myers I'm mike Myers baby sis but my big bro mike died when I was a teenage girl so I ran away from home and first met Johnny blaze than the devil who lied to me and...
    Angelmyers11 Angelmyers11 18-21, M Mar 25