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Pennsylvania Dutch

All That Moola: The History of 'Bucks' and Other Words We Use to Mean Money

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 10.18.2014 | Money
William B. Bradshaw

This covers many words used for money, although there are many more used less often. The exact history of "bucks" used for "money" is uncertain, but the leading theory, which seems likely, is that "bucks" came about as a substitute for money in the 1700s, when deerskins were a common medium of exchange for other items of value.

A Love Letter To Lancaster County

Love Letters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Love Letters

If a stranger were to ask me about my heritage, I might reply that I'm an amalgamation of Pennsylvania Dutch puritanical restraint and Irish Catholic exuberance: the product of farmers and coal miners. Another way to say this is that I come from you, Lancaster County.

New Haircut And Clothes On 'Amish: Out of Order' Series Premiere

Posted 04.18.2012 | TV

“Amish: Out of Order” (Tue., 10 pm. ET on National Geographic) is a new 10-part series that follows the lives of people who have left the Amish co...

Pan Am Memories of My Adventures to Tokyo and Kyoto

Carole Mallory | Posted 03.18.2012 | Home
Carole Mallory

At Tokyo's airport I kissed Michael 'goodbye' and gave him my address in New York, but after a few letters, I never heard from him again. 'Tokyo Michael' was how I remembered him and don't regret one moment we spent together.