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  •  Having grown up (8+ / 0-)

    in what I affectionately refer to as BFE, Pennsyltucky, I've used that expression many times!

    My parents live in State College, though I doubt I'll be visiting any time soon. Their lifelong wingnuttery seems only to have gotten worse since they retired there from BFE. I finally had to cut them out of my life in January. Blood may be thicker than water but it's not enough to make me tolerate the company of unapologetic racists.

    I live in NC now, which has been nice until we got a fuckwit Republican governator like yours. Still, it doesn't snow much and you can get Yuengling, TastyKakes, and Turkey Hill ice cream at the grocery store :D

     I can think of no more stirring symbol of man's humanity to man than a fire engine.     -- Kurt Vonnegut

    by SteelerGrrl on Thu May 02, 2013 at 03:17:18 PM PDT

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    •  ah, Yuengling . . . . . . . (5+ / 0-)
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      Here in Florida, we can get the Lager, but not the Porter. I miss it.

      The only other thing I miss about PA is the shoo-fly pie. There used to be an actual PA Dutch bakery here in St Pete, but alas is went broke and closed down years ago.

      I do miss the Appalachian Trail, too. I spent an awful lot of time up there.

      •  That surprises me (3+ / 0-)
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        They must not brew Porter in Tampa. I wonder why? I'm more of a lager lover but DH is into the Porter.

        True story: on our first visit to Schuylkill County as a couple in 1997, he was boggled by the whole distributor/six pack store/State Store system -- and he's from Oklahoma. We took a brewery tour with tasting at the end (if you ever get a chance, do it, and wear closed toe shoes), and the Porter was love at first sip.

        We stopped by the distributor on the way home for a case, and as he was ringing it up, the proprietor commented in a lush coalcracker accent, "Oh, yah. Da Porter. It's just like eating a loof a bread, heyna."

        It stuck ... to this day, "Oh, yah. It's just like eating a loof a Bread" is our standard dark beer toast ;)

         I can think of no more stirring symbol of man's humanity to man than a fire engine.     -- Kurt Vonnegut

        by SteelerGrrl on Thu May 02, 2013 at 05:20:35 PM PDT

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