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I Am Pennsylvania Dutch

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    fifacoins123 fifacoins123 22-25, F Jun 30

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    Any single guys from Pennsylvania? Near Pittsburgh?
    Jlynn1424 Jlynn1424 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    I'm actually from England but my step mum is originally from Pennsylvania and we used to go up every year , last summer was my first time up since I was 10 and I can't get the...
    guessitsjustmexo guessitsjustmexo 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    yeh 100% dutch and I hate it aha
    xxxnoa xxxnoa 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 11

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    zijn er andere die ook Nederlands zijn? are there others that are dutch to?
    ihaveadarksoul ihaveadarksoul 16-17, F 10 Responses Jul 15

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    Pittsburgh born and raised though I may or may not be moving soon
    CountCrackula CountCrackula 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    Hey leuk om iemand te leren kennen die ook Nederlands spreekt. Maak je niet elke dag mee.
    Boxergirll Boxergirll 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Ik ben een Nederlander and a American. Geweldig land alleen haat aan de grammatica. Great country but I hate the grammar.
    jack3683 jack3683 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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    For all the people on the MH17.... and their loved ones....
    Float77 Float77 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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...
    davis36a davis36a 61-65 9 hrs ago

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    IN THE DUTCH MOUNTAINSI was born in a valley of bricksWhere the river runs high above the rooftops.I was waiting for the cars coming home late at night -From the Dutch mountains.I...
    MartenBoots MartenBoots 41-45, M Jul 6

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    "saltwater jewels" she lay wreathed only in sunlights warm glow loose strands of her long red straight hair flowed like bountiful silken ribbons of silent beauty's fire i brushed...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 Jul 7

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Forty-Two It was a couple hours after Robert and Jimmy left when I got the phone call I was...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jul 1

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    I was born and raised in Central Pennsylvania and was a country boy. I liked living in a small rural community. I wanted to move from the area for a while. I liked living in...
    bluefireball4949 bluefireball4949 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Fifty-Eight Before we left Pennsylvania, Robert and I sat down with Jimmy and Barbara and...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F a week ago

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    Hey, I just joined the experience project. I didn't even know something like this existed. I'm happy I found it! And here I am, I wouldn't even know where to begin with my story...
    BackInTheDark BackInTheDark 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    Mark-Paul Gosselaar is one-fourth Indonesian. Eddie Van Halen is half Chinese Malaysian and half Dutch. Bruno Mars is from Hawaii and is half Filipino and half Puerto Rican...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    I'll admit it, I've smoked weed more than once. I'm not addicted to it, I only use it for recreational use. And not even that often. It's like once every other week. I wouldn't...
    TheMasterMan1 TheMasterMan1 13-15, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    So I have always enjoyed driving ever since I was a kid. I used to cruise all over (gas was cheaper then) and knew all the main drags in the towns near me. I live in Nebraska and...
    srfchopper srfchopper 56-60, M 2 Responses Jun 24

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Thirty-Six When Mary Jane had come to stay at Christmastime, within a matter of days - or was...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jun 26

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    Supreme Court Rules In Hobby Lobby Case, Dealing Blow To Birth Control Coverage A divided Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Monday that closely held corporations cannot be required to...
    Angel99999 Angel99999 31-35 5 Responses Jul 1

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    Well, here is my story... First, I am a 58 year old from Pennsylvania, USA, happily married, very healthy (except a small weight issue) wonderful children (2) and 6 beautiful...
    lmccard lmccard 56-60, F Jul 3

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    Over a gynecologist's office: "Dr. Jones, at your cervix." On a plumber's truck: "We repair what your husband fixed." On the trucks of a local plumbing company in NE...
    Michael91142 Michael91142 70+, M 2 Responses Jul 4

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    We just discussed my husbands new job offer and decided we could do with the 15% raise on his wages. The only condition. We have to move from Utah to Pennsylvania. We have...
    mummyof8 mummyof8 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    'Kinder, Kirche,Kuche (Children, Church,Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Forty-Nine I waited for Bobby to call me instead of me calling Indiana. It was a matter of being...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jul 6

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    Therapeutic massage Therapy Teaching & Continuing Schooling from Pittsburgh’s ONLY School Focused Solely into the Massage OccupationMassage Therapy can be a occupation finest...
    Mica4014qgx7 Mica4014qgx7 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 6

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    Don't hate and don't comment unless you have helpful info any packs in Pennsylvania?
    grytgr grytgr 13-15 2 Responses Jul 7

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Fifty-Two Despite her joy of being back in Pennsylvania, Mary Jane was very distracted and...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jul 8

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    icD Blessing #8 - Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union - even though I live in Iowa, PSECU is my primary financial institution. For Checking, Savings, Auto Loans and my 10...
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M Jul 11

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    In August of 2011 I went to the ER for stomach pains. Scans were taken and I was told I had appendicitis. An appendectomy was scheduled and everything went as planned, or so I...
    CBradio0903 CBradio0903 31-35, F Jul 12

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    I had finally met the the girl I have been dreaming of for my entire life this week at a mission trip. We had saved a home together with 4 other people for a person in a need. She...
    spencerz8 spencerz8 16-17, M Jul 12

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    1. I live in Michigan 2.I live near the Detroit zoo haha 3. Up the Detroit Punx! 4. I have a twin sister 5. Im a vegetarian 6. Im really good at the violin 7. Im in the school...
    martiangrrl martiangrrl 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Anyone here from PA? Southwestern Pennsylvania. Steeler Country!!!!!
    Lovesthebeach Lovesthebeach 56-60, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I live in New York and I love it here. However however, I'm spending the summer in Pennsylvania at least as of now
    LovelyDeadly LovelyDeadly 16-17, F 6 days ago

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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...
    Farl Farl 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Kinder, Kurche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Sixty - Five We arranged for the delivery of the few pieces of furniture we couldn't take with...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 day ago

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    I live in Holland and I'd like to talk to people who live there too. I can't express myself enough in English so I'd like to talk to someone who is very creative and weird who...
    lucy707 lucy707 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I'd like to meet new people so I can get new friends or maybe a new love. I'd like to talk to lesbian girls who are dutch but anyone may respond. Feel free to talk to me I like...
    lucy707 lucy707 13-15, F Jun 25

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    I am a shy girl and a very lonely one. Someone talk to me, I love in Costa Rica and am halve dutch
    silvermoon9619 silvermoon9619 16-17, F Jun 25

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    I am of Polish, Italian, Dutch, Irish, English, Jewish, Slovenian, Russian, German, Austrian, and French descent. Total mutt.
    echotimesthree echotimesthree 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 26

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