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Ron/PA    Posted 02-14-2005 at 05:45:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
IF!
YOU KNOW YOU'RE FROM CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA WHEN...
>>
>>Your idea of Chicken Pot Pie has nothing to do with
>>a pie and you can't figure out why people might
>>think it would.
>>
>>Your driving lessons involved learning to avoid
>>horse droppings.
>>
>>You know how to cook, but not without butter.
>>
>>You know what a Fire Hall Wedding is
>>
>>You've been to a Chicken and Waffle Dinner
>>
>>You spend at least 30 minutes every summer day
>>complaining about Maryland drivers.
>>
>>You don't understand why people would ever want
>>to see the Amish.
>>
>>The local Post Office used to be a single-family
>>home and they close between 1 and 2 for lunch.
>>
>>You do not giggle when you see the following
>>signs:
>>-- Lititz
>>-- Intercourse
>>-- Blue Ball
>>-- Bird-in-Hand
>>-- Mount Joy
>>
>>You've heard of 7-11 but you've never seen one.
>>
>>You cannot buy beer and wine from the same store.
>>
>>Agnes 1972 means something to you and you can
>>tell stories about it.
>>
>>You pronounce Lancaster in "Burt Lancaster"
>>differently from Lancaster in "Lancaster, PA".
>>
>>And you giggle at people who say "Aee-mish".
>>
>>Your iced tea is sweeter than Pepsi.
>>
>>You know someone who repairs gasoline-powered
>>lawn mowers, but is forbidden to own one.
>>
>>You think the first day of deer hunting, Fastnacht
>>Day and Groundhog Day are national holidays.
>>
>>You know that eggs come in either white or brown
>>and you have a preference
>>
>>You know who James Buchanan was.
>>
>>You don't have to be told what Shoo Fly Pie is.
>>
>>You outen the lights at the end of the day.
>>
>>You go to the store when the milk is "all".
>>
>>You think orange traffic cones are the natural
>>foliage surrounding Route 30.
>>
>>You know what Donkey baseball is.
>>
>>You know what a liquid pit is.
>>
>>At times, you utter things like, "Throw over
>>the fence some hay."
>>
>>You remember when Park City Mall had a flea
>>market in the basement. Or worse yet, a skating rink.
>>
>>You own quilts and know their names.
>>
>>You know what a Turkey Hill is, and you've
>>ditched school to hang out there.
>>
>>You've corrected all the errors while watching Witness.
>>
>>Rush hour is on Saturday afternoon -- in the summer.
>>
>>You reocognize "Twin Kiss" and
>>"Freez and Frizz," knowing that Dairy Queen's a pale imitation.
>>
>>Dutch Wonderland is neither Dutch nor much of a Wonderland.
>>
>>WGAL is the source of all local celebrities and they
>>create quite a stir when they shop in the
>>supermarket.
>>
>>You go out of state just to drive on smooth roads.
>>
>>You've ordered "dippy eggs" for breakfast.
>>
>>The Green Dragon ain't no Chinese restaurant.
>>
>>Bacon drippings are an ingredient for making
>>salad dressing.
>>
>>You think tourist attractions consist of a
>>pretzel factory, a chocolate factory and an Amish family
>>out for a drive.
>>
>>You know the only way to make good fastnacht's is
>>to cook them in LARD.
>>
>>You live within two miles of a plant that makes
>>potato chips, corn chips, pretzels, candy or ice
>>cream or that packages turkeys, beans or bologna.
>>
>>You can stop along the road to buy fruit,
>>vegetables or crafts on the "honor system."
>>
>>YOUR turkey has "filling," not "stuffing" and most
>>certainly NOT "dressing."
>>
>>You know that chicken corn soup from a firehouse is
>>the most perfect food on earth.
>>
>>You've heard of distelfinks and hex signs.
>>
>>You never see any Confederate flags except on
>>the Gettysburg battlefield.
>>
>>You consider Pittsburgh to be "out
>>west," and you know the fastest way to Philly is the Turnpike.
>>
>>When it snows, they put cinders on the roads instead of sand.
>>
>>Words like: gumband, buggie, hoagie, chipped
>>beef, scrapple, actually mean something to you.
>>
>>You actually get these jokes


steve19438    Posted 02-14-2005 at 10:07:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
we didn't have to dodge horse poop but all that was "chust so" around here until it began dying off. the owner of the local bowling alley used to say, "saaay once, make the lights out".


What's Yer Point?    Posted 02-14-2005 at 09:10:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
All that stuff seems normal to me.


Red Dave, the Lancaster County Native ;)


Ron/PA    Posted 02-14-2005 at 09:40:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
See Dave, there's the problem. Anytime you put "YOU, ME, AND NORMAL" in the same sentence, there's something abnormal...
Ron


Obie    Posted 02-14-2005 at 08:29:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Ron/Pa ya forgot to list the POT HOLES on the roads.


Jim@concordfarms.    Posted 02-14-2005 at 08:27:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
This just confirms what I suspected all along: There really is more to Pennsylvania than Pittsburgh steel mills and the PA Turnpike! Wish I could see more of it some day. Jim.


bob ny    Posted 02-14-2005 at 07:34:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
you forgot whoopie pies and bear claws


Ron/PA    Posted 02-14-2005 at 08:12:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
I only forget whoopie pies until someone mentions them. Gotta go root through the freezer.
Ron


bob ny    Posted 02-14-2005 at 07:32:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
i feel like a native i knew them all even if i am from new yawk


screaminghollow    Posted 02-14-2005 at 07:03:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
You forgot Virginville, (Berks County)
Leacock, Paradise,

The Green Dragon was the first Shopping Mall.

You forgot "Roots" Farmer's market.

Also, you convert a statement to a question by adding "Ain't" for instance, "Really cold out, ain't?"



Ron/PA    Posted 02-14-2005 at 08:15:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
I guess I forgot Mrs. Sharrats english class, telling me that Ain't ain't a word, (Wasn't then) and it wouldn't convert any statement into a question!! She was the most dutchified teacher I ever had, and NO ONE used ain't more often than her.
You remember alot, Ain't? LOL
Ron


steve19438    Posted 02-14-2005 at 07:47:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
did we forget "picililly"? (sp) some people refer to it as it "chow-chow".


screaminghollow    Posted 02-14-2005 at 10:55:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
oddly, it seems it is picililly where the shoe fly has a dry bottom, and chow-chow where the shoefly has a wet bottom. for instance Lehigh, Bucks, Montgomery and very eastern Berks County vs western Berks, Lebanon, Lancaster and eastern York Counties. Did you ever notice that the traditional corn cribs were differently shaped between those counties as well. The old wooden corn cribs in Lehigh, Bucks, eastern Berks were narrower at the bottom than where the roof met the sides. (Kind of kite shaped.) Don't imagine there's many left. In Lebanon and Lancaster they tended to be more straight sided. Also, there is a regional difference for the preference for pon haus, scrapple, mush and "puddin'"


Kathleen Lawson    Posted 01-19-2006 at 05:37:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am looking for a recipe for picalilly and/or chow-chow. What is the shoefly and what does that have to do with picalilly and chow-chow?


steve19438    Posted 02-14-2005 at 11:28:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
shoveling corn... your bringing back memories! our corn crib had straight sides.


Dale Anne    Posted 02-14-2005 at 06:44:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Welp reckon I'm a philly gal after all.....Was just askin my sister iffin fer my bday she would send me some dried chipped beef and scrapple..I sure do miss philly pretzels and hogies also lol...can take the gal outof philly but cant take the philly out of the gal.....My dad who lives in florida found me some chipped beef in a can!!! aint never seen it in a can but it's better then nothing so told dad to send it anyways...dale anne


Ron/PA    Posted 02-14-2005 at 06:56:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
A couple times a week I go through Quakertown and pass the Knaus' Dried beef plant. Each time I get the hungries for dried beef on toast. LOL
Knaus' now puts their dried beef in plastic bags, think of all the households that will never have juice glasses from empty dried beef jars.
Our butcher vacuum packs our pork, so we put scrapple in 1/3 to 1/2 pan sizes and freeze them. It ships ok if you can sneak it into UPS and not claim it as frozen food. Next day delivery makes it in time to keep it frozen.
Snowing here today, might be a good day for a scrapple lunch.
Ron


STEVE19438    Posted 02-14-2005 at 07:36:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
KNAUS'S'S is a litlle to salty for me. i mix it with a pack of alderfer's. if you drive up past keller's farm machinery there is a good butcher shop on the left.


steve19438    Posted 02-14-2005 at 06:19:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i never did like chicken and waffles.
potato "filling", quite possibly the perfect food.


Hollie    Posted 02-14-2005 at 05:54:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
welp..guess i'm not from pa......cause i didnt' get over half of them....lol....


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