Best-Loved Hexel and Mummix
Odds And Ends Stuff
Up to this point, our
Pennsylvania Dutch (German) recipes have proceeded along usual
lines. However, this section will deal with Hexel and Mummix.
Sorry, you will not find these words in a dictionary and
probably not even in a Pennsylvania Dutch dictionary, if you are
lucky enough to get hold of one. These words are distinctly
regional and colloquial.
Simply the Pennsylvania Dutch has fun with their language. All talk in Pennsylvania Dutch seem to be humorous. The speakers
tilt their sentences with laughter at the ends. The language can
make a comic song or a funny story doubly hilarious and much is
lost in translation.
The folk that gathers solemnly on Grundsou Day to report
its observations of the groundhog casting its shadow, celebrate
his awakening, and then seemingly eat woodchuck at the dinner to
mark the day.
Pennsylvania Dutch Did You Know?
emigration of Palatines began out of Germany in the early 18th
century. In the spring of 1709, Queen Anne had granted refuge to
about 7,000 Palatines who had sailed the Rhine to Rotterdam.
From here about 3,000 were sent to America either directly, or
through England, bound for William Penn's colony. The remaining
refugees were sent to Ireland to strengthen the Protestant
presence in the country.