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I Am Pennsylvania Dutch

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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 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 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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    I have Dutch in me but not sure

    if it's Pennsylvania Dutch lived in pa all my life
    chevelle300fan chevelle300fan 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 18, 2015

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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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    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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    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 31-35, M Nov 26, 2013

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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 grew up in Ohio, but live in Pennsylvania.
    AnonymouslyHopeful84 AnonymouslyHopeful84 31-35, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Just moved back and the weather still sucks!
    Mattymatt9 Mattymatt9 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    In My Ears And In My Eyes Nineteen Ferns whispered coolly against my bare ankles as I continued down the incline, relieved to be out and seized by a sudden and wild desire to...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 61-65, F 1 day ago

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    Updated The top two pictures are of the Dattatreya Hindu Temple in Trinidad. This here is an 85 foot statue of the Hindu deity Hanuman Ji. The bottom left picture is St. Barnabus...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    In My Ears And In My Eyes Seventeen In the days that followed - we were stopped for a couple of days to refuel, rest the tires, and add water to the motor - Diane began to make...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 61-65, F 2 days ago

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    Pennsylvania, the keystone state. Anyone else from this area?
    bakfin bakfin 51-55, M 2 days ago

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    Only part..the family I have are from holland.. one of my grandmother's was dutch
    lovelee83 lovelee83 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I'm only a quarter dutch from my mom's side...=)
    Zagordon82 Zagordon82 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    It started like four or five months ago. It was the beginning of the school year, so.. Every class had a Chemistry teacher, but we..I'm from Holland, so it can be diffrent from...
    KarmaIsABitchx KarmaIsABitchx 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Support Crew Offer: Thinking about getting back to the AT this summer. Hiked from Springer to Damascus in '89, but this time I'm going to do day hikes and pull my popup camper...
    DrJohnL DrJohnL 66-70, M 4 days ago

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    I'm fluent in both Dutch and English, although I only started learning English at 12, in a bilingual IB MYP program :D I'm glad I chose for it!
    DutchieVera DutchieVera 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Any Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Michigan, Indiana,Deleware or Maryland mom , mommy, daughter, aunt, sister sisters,niece looking for a boy trapped in a lesbian pretty girl...
    Str8boypantyme Str8boypantyme 13-15, T 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Any Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Michigan, Indiana,Deleware or Maryland mom , mommy, daughter, aunt, sister sisters,niece looking for a boy trapped in a lesbian pretty girl...
    Str8boypantyme Str8boypantyme 13-15, T 6 days ago

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    Any Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Michigan, Indiana,Deleware or Maryland mom , mommy, daughter, aunt, sister sisters,niece looking for a boy trapped in a lesbian pretty girl...
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    Any Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Michigan, Indiana,Deleware or Maryland mom , mommy, daughter, aunt, sister sisters,niece looking for a boy trapped in a lesbian pretty girl...
    Str8boypantyme Str8boypantyme 13-15, T 6 days ago

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    Write about your experienceAny Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Michigan, Indiana,Deleware or Maryland mom , mommy, daughter, aunt, sister sisters,niece looking for a boy trapped...
    Str8boypantyme Str8boypantyme 13-15, T 6 days ago

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    Write about your experienceAny Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Michigan, Indiana,Deleware or Maryland mom , mommy, daughter, aunt, sister sisters,niece looking for a boy trapped...
    Str8boypantyme Str8boypantyme 13-15, T 6 days ago

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    Any Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Michigan, Indiana,Deleware or Maryland mom , mommy, daughter, aunt, sister sisters,niece looking for a boy trapped in a lesbian pretty girl...
    Str8boypantyme Str8boypantyme 13-15, T 6 days ago

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    There was someone who I performed with years ago; for the sake of this story, I'll call him Greg. Greg and I had performed in several community theater productions. Being near him...
    PhillyAutismGuy PhillyAutismGuy 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I grew up in Ohio, but i live in Pennsylvania, how about you
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    3 years ago I went with my friend Peyton to Pennsylvania for a friends party. We were half way there and i told her i had to use the restroom pretty badly. She said ok and agreed...
    peegirl56 peegirl56 26-30, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    In My Ears And In My Eyes Ten I was transported. I forgot all about the sweater I wanted and the open door, now beginning to bang in the keening wind that suddenly brushed my...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 61-65, F a week ago

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    My grammar and spelling is good enough to fool people into thinking English is my native language. But I notice that my vocabulary is fairly limited. I often fall back to the same...
    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 4

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    In My Ears And In My Eyes Eight Mommy's eyes softened. She tried to be reasonable about the whole thing. "But Marie is right. We already have Sharon and two puppies besides, and...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 61-65, F Feb 4

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    Speaking multiple languages is a blessing. It's great to get in contact with different people all over the world, language makes that possible. I can speak English and Dutch and I...
    menno1998 menno1998 16-17, M 3 Responses Feb 4

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    BELOW IS AN ARTICLE A M-R-A WROTE COMPLAINING ABOUT HOW FEMINIST SAY WOMEN DIDN'T HAVE THE RIGHT TO AN EDUCATION, THE RIGHT TO LEARN READ, THE RIGHT TO LEAVE HOME TO PURSUE A...
    westsideblues1 westsideblues1 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 3

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    We just had a record snowfall here in Pennsylvania, digging out was an endless chore, but the good thing was people were pulled away from their computers, television shows ect. It...
    aaron62 aaron62 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    Anyone live in Pennsylvania or close ?????
    kellner27 kellner27 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 1

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    On Friday, August 15, 2014 I attended the Franklin Graham Festival of Hope at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I had known about it for about three months...
    SugarMapleWings SugarMapleWings 18-21, F Feb 1

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    In My Ears And In My Eyes Five I could hear the rattily hum of the grooved surface of the bridge under our wheels as we began to cross. I lifted the edge of one of the window...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 61-65, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    My boyfriend leaves for the Air Force tomorrow for basic training. He will be in Texas and I will be stuck in Pennsylvania. As nervous as I am, i know him and I can make it through...
    littlelynne littlelynne 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 31

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    Hi there!! I'm here to share some of my experiences and how I feel as a freshman of Temple University, who try fight through the loneliness in her life here in Pennsylvania, US...
    angelofthelight angelofthelight 18-21, F Jan 31

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    There was this dutch comedian who was invited on a Muslim tv show to talk about why he often offended religious people. This turned into quite an interesting debate. He told this...
    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 31

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