Paula got me to thinking of the town names in this part of Pennsylvania. We have Lancaster, York, Harrisburg (Sherry was a Harris so she likes that), Oregon, Millersville and Elizabethtown.
They also have some odd (to me) town names such as: Ronks, Brunnerville, Vintage, Kinzers and Knauertown.
These towns were named by the Amish and Dutch folk. We (not Amish or Mennonites) are referred to as ‘English’. So to us some of the names are exotic, strange and we smile when we see or hear them, so much so that the tourists buy more stuff featuring these ‘Exotic’ names than other souvenirs of our stay in Amish Country.
There is Lititz, as apposed to big, I guess. Jimmy would not go there. It is interesting to see the high spirited horses of the Amish folk as they prance and trot along the highways and bi-ways, in and out of the town of ‘Bird-in-Hand’(folks from the UK would smile more than folks here..The Amish have long ago accepted the fact that folks pay to come and see them and their way of life.
You leave Churchtown, thru Goodville and you come to Blue Ball. That is close to Bareville. Head south to “Intercourse” if you continue you reach “Paradise”. Once you reach Paradise you can go East to Downingtown or West to Soudersburg. You will cross Cherry lane which is near Paradise lane.
As I said these names are common and do not even raise a question to the locals, when we, as the visiting English do a lot of smiling, some women do a lot of out and out laughing..
Lady Pauline just got me to thinking of her post, “What is in a name”.
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Show me a man with both feet firmly on the ground,
and I'll show you a man who can't get his pants off.
Yes, there was a vehicle called ‘The Thing’ and this is it. Volkswagen put it out, It was not pretty.
But it was different.