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ajrsmom 09-30-2002 10:08 PM

You know youre from Pennsylvania when.........
 
The first day of Buck season and the first day of Doe season are school
holidays.

You own only three spices "salt, pepper and Heinz ketchup".

Driving is always better in winter because the potholes are filled with
snow.

Words like "hoagie", "crick", "chipped ham", and "pop" actually mean
something to you.

You can use the phrase "fire hall wedding reception" and not even bat an
eye.

You constantly refer to Pennsylvania as "PA" (pronounced Pee-ay). How
many other states do that?

You know that Blue Ball, Intercourse, Climax, Bird-in-Hand, Beaver, Moon,
Virginville, Paradise, Mars, and Slippery Rock are PA towns.

Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor on the
highway.

You measure distance in hours.

You know several people who have hit deer more than once.

You often switch from "Heat" to "A/C" in the same day.

You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend or wife knows how
to use them.

You can actually eat cold pizza (even for breakfast) and know others who
do the same. (Those from NY find this "barbaric".)

You not only have heard of Birch Beer, but you know that it comes in
several colors: Red, White, Brown, Gold.

At least 5 people on your block have electric "candles" in all or most of
their windows all year long.

You know what a "State Store" is, and your out of state friends are
incredulous that you can't purchase liquor at the mini-mart.

You know several places to purchase or that serve Scrapple, Summer Sausage
(Lebanon Bologna), and Hot Bacon Dressing.

You can't go to a Pennsylvania wedding without hearing the "Chicken Dance"
and at least 5 Polkas.

You live for summer, when street fairs signal the beginning of funnel cake
season.

You ask the waitress for "dippy eggs" for breakfast.

Your turkey has "filling," not "stuffing," and most certainly, NOT
"dressing."

When your graduating class consisted of Polish & Italian names.

You actually understand these jokes and send them onto other
Pennsylvanians.



ROFLMAO

Avon mom 10-06-2002 05:30 AM

OMG!
That is scarey! Almost all of that is true.
ROFLMAO

CHERYL12661 03-26-2005 06:53 AM

That was absolutely wonderful. No wonder when we travel to Alabama they look at me like I have 3 heads when I say I want my eggs dippy. However, young waitresses in this area also do that.

I love scrapple but don't want to hear what is in it, please.

I did not know that buck and doe season were school holidays. I am right outside of Philadelphia though. We don't give our kids guns for kindergarten graduation in this area.

Thanks for posting that. It is great.

ellenmelon 01-30-2006 12:29 AM

You know you're from PA when you see blaze orange and camo as a fashion color for teen girls.

My daughter once got her deer at 8 am, then waited for dad to get his (at noon), then hiked 3 miles out of the woods dragging her 90 pounds of deer (she weighs all of 120 lbs herself), put on her pointe shoes and went to a 5 hour ballet rehearsal.

She won't tell her ballet friends what she was doing that morning.

Scrapple is okay to eat. Just scraps of meat mixed with cornmeal and some spices. You can make it yourself if you think the scraps of meat are too questionable in ready made. Like making polenta, chill, slice, and fry.

And yes, ketchup is the spice of choice with scrapple, although DH likes maple syrup.

ajrsmom 01-30-2006 04:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ellenmelon
You know you're from PA when you see blaze orange and camo as a fashion color for teen girls.

My daughter once got her deer at 8 am, then waited for dad to get his (at noon), then hiked 3 miles out of the woods dragging her 90 pounds of deer (she weighs all of 120 lbs herself), put on her pointe shoes and went to a 5 hour ballet rehearsal.

She won't tell her ballet friends what she was doing that morning.

Scrapple is okay to eat. Just scraps of meat mixed with cornmeal and some spices. You can make it yourself if you think the scraps of meat are too questionable in ready made. Like making polenta, chill, slice, and fry.

And yes, ketchup is the spice of choice with scrapple, although DH likes maple syrup.

Hi Ellenmelon, What part of Pa. are you from? I'm from SW Pa. --Beaver County.

I have no idea what Scrapple is all about. Funny, I've never heard of it.

Another funny thing this year I was comparing school days off with my nephews who still live in PA--I live in NC now. They had an extra day off during a holiday vacation and everyone here was saying that was so strange---until I read the BC Times online and remembered that it was the first day of deer season. LOL!
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CHERYL12661,

They have no idea what "dippy" eggs are here, either. ( They always over cook eggs here too. ;))

I am getting used to the warmer Winters here though. :)

ellenmelon 02-15-2006 08:00 PM

hi ajrsmom

I am from the Phila area but came here to Penn State back in 73.

Scrapple is a Phila thing, basically polenta and chopped/ground meat scraps molded, found in refrigerator part of grocery, sliced and fried then eaten for breakfast.

Yes, we get the first day of deer season off school and many of the days for teacher inservice also coincide with other hunting days for youth. We have Lonely Ladies Deer Day Sales in the malls.

I think Arkansas may also do this per my dsis who used to live there.

teann 02-16-2006 08:12 AM

YEP! All of its true!!
I loved the one:
You constantly refer to Pennsylvania as "PA" (pronounced Pee-ay). How
many other states do that?

Have you all stayed up at night when you were little and caught "lightning bugs" and kept them in a jar... until they were dead? lol

ellenmelon 02-16-2006 01:21 PM

yes, my dh made a lightning bug attractor, he made an LED flasher at some of the posted frequencies to see if he could call in lightning bugs...then he showed us how to spot the glowing larvae on hikes and in the lawn...I can still smell the evening dew of lightning bug catching evenings from my youth, too.

I thought saying Pee-ay was normal!

We live near Pee-ay Furnace in Pee-ay! When I mail order I get all kinds of questions about the town's name.

ajrsmom 02-16-2006 02:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ellenmelon
yes, my dh made a lightning bug attractor, he made an LED flasher at some of the posted frequencies to see if he could call in lightning bugs...then he showed us how to spot the glowing larvae on hikes and in the lawn...I can still smell the evening dew of lightning bug catching evenings from my youth, too.

I thought saying Pee-ay was normal!

We live near Pee-ay Furnace in Pee-ay! When I mail order I get all kinds of questions about the town's name.


I remember catching lighting bugs in baby food jars where my Dad had punched holes in the lid--they still died. My kids learned to catch them this past summer but we bought Dollar store containers that were made out of netting. We made them let them go before they died too. ( Does that mean we are adults now? ;))

I still say Pee-ay....always have, always will. I've even started saying NC ( say the names of the letters).

Thanks for telling me what Scrapple is. Sounds strange but I would probably try it. I like fried Mush.

OMG, One of my husband's co-workers ate banana and mayo sandwiches for lunch last night! :OMG: :vomit: I can't even imagine those 2 tastes together!! He said that there was a group of guys that said that those sands. are so good! Then again, they think that he is prissy because he eats bagels ( and doesnt really like biscuits) ;)

ellenmelon 02-19-2006 06:50 AM

ajrsmom, don't know about those banana and mayo sandwiches!

on our french fries we do ketchup, gravy, or malt vinegar (I learned about malt vinegar though when I learned about bar smelts in MI)

And of course, cheese fries are big at ball games.


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