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superstitions, eggs, poems, alphabet, rhymes, Pennsylvania Dutch
A typed and handwritten letter from Mrs. Charles Binkley addressed to Alfred L. Shoemaker, dating from circa 1950. Within, Binkley provides a superstition about eggs, a Pennsylvania Dutch poem, and an alphabet rhyme. She also asks Shoemaker to consider writing a column on butchering and soap-making practices.
Mrs. Charles Binkley
Alfred L. Shoemaker
Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
I have clipped all your columns from the Eagle also some of the pictures of “typically Penna Dutch” which I am using for a scrap book. Keep up the good work. The future generations will need it, as the old customs, etc are dying away for lack of use. I will watch for some of the above in print.
Mrs. Charles Binkley,
458 Penn Ave, Sinking Spring Pa.
Maybe sometime you could describe an old time “butchering” in your column, also soap making.
English and Pennsylvania German
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Binkley, Mrs. Charles, "Letter From Mrs. Charles Binkley to Alfred L. Shoemaker" (1950). Alfred L. Shoemaker Folk Cultural Documents. 42.
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