Mabel M. Nagle

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A handwritten letter from Mabel M. Nagle addressed to Alfred L. Shoemaker, dated March 5, 1948. Within, Nagle provides two rhymes and an almanac Zodiac chart along with accompanying verses in Pennsylvania Dutch.


Mabel M. Nagle


Alfred L. Shoemaker

Corresponds to:

Packet 284


Birdsboro, Pennsylvania


Mar. 5, 1948

Dear Mr. Shoemaker,

Reading, Pa

Dear sir: I am enclosing a chart of the zodiac and the verses to each one. Start upper left hand corner and go clockwise. If I made any errors, perhaps some one knows the correct one, but so far as I can remember, those are the ones we always recited. Also this one.

Hinnick Hanna Hocker Hickory Holy Howpa

Howvich Hunnert Hansa Harrick Huschta

And this jingle; always recited after rainy weather and the sun shines again.

Die Sun scheindt, es Fegely greindt,

Hucked einer uff en Lawda

Undt schpinned en Longa Fawda,

Hucked einer uff em Dauch,

Undt hutt sich hoha doht gelaucht.

Perhaps my spelling isn’t any too good, but I’m sure you will be able to read it.

Yours truly

Mrs. Mabel M. Nagle

Birdsboro Pa RD #2


English and Pennsylvania German

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Letter From Mabel M. Nagle to Alfred L. Shoemaker, March 5, 1948



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