Der Alt Bauer Hot Eppes Zu Saage

Der Alt Bauer Hot Eppes Zu Saage

co-editors C. Richard Beam and Jennifer L. Trout

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Victor C. Dieffenbach, a Pennsylvania German columnist for the Lebanon Daily News, wrote under the pen name of “Der Alt Bauer” (The Old Farmer) for a number of years. He had said, “The Pennsylvania Dutch language cannot die out. As long as there are Pennsylvania Dutchmen, there will be a Pennsylvania Dutch dialect; there cannot help but be.” So for over 35 years he entertained his readers with his poetry and articles, many of which are reprinted in this book. (128pp. color illus. Center for PA German Studies, 2017.)