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cabbage, baked beans, Fleetwood, humor, riddles, jokes, Pennsylvania Dutch dialect
A handwritten letter from William Buffenmoyer Sr. addressed to Alfred L. Shoemaker, dating from circa 1957. Within, Buffenmoyer provides several humorous anecdotes and riddles about an elephant, baked beans, and an old wedding photograph.
William Buffenmoyer Sr.
Alfred L. Shoemaker
Packet 21-3 to 21-4
Jan. 8, 1957
Mr. Sumon [Shoemaker]
An old woman never saw an elephant so one day there was one in her cabbage patch picking of the leaves and eating them. She goes home tells the Old man there is an insect in our cabbage patch picks the leaves off with its Tail and sticks it in the Arse. Des is aur an unkziffer on unserm graud. Stick des rup de Bladder aux mit am Schwanz un steck se in dar Aarch was drawa all de lide uf dar spicher un rammes nimmy runner drawa 's an Stinker
A young couple went to a movie her family was rich his family was Poor. As they sat watching the picture he says to her what is that that smells so good. She said that is perfume $10.00 a bottle. After while she said to him what is that funny smell he said that’s baked beans 10 cents a can
What goes up stairs on his head? A shoe nail
Re raw ripple gale is dar zipple schwate is as loch wa mar dar. Re Raw Ripple drin kocht an Apple Butter kettle
A girl had poor parents. She came out saw how other people have there homes so one day she said to her mom you should fix up your house once. This old furniture old carpets and that old wedding picture on the wall you are standing and pop is sitting
Mom said now wait a minute that picture was taken day after the wedding pop was too tired to stand and I was too sore to sit down.
Was da hell is an dangle Stuck
Wollich loch Flaishy Zoppa. Hope os Boy. unf un Los nie shnopa
Put on a woolen Stocking
Wm Buffenmoyer Sr.
Hope you can read my German writing.
English and Pennsylvania German
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Buffenmoyer, William Sr., "Letter From William Buffenmoyer Sr. to Alfred L. Shoemaker" (1957). Alfred L. Shoemaker Folk Cultural Documents. 168.
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Likely indexed by Shoemaker on January 8, 1957.