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Reminisce with familiar Plautdietsch phrases and learn new words that you've never heard before!

Reminisce with familiar Plautdietsch phrases and learn new words that you've never heard before!

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Mennos World Oba Yo! Oba nay!

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Mennos World  Oba Yo! Oba nay!

Oba Yo!  Absolutely! Oh, yes!

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Break out the butter, jam and tweibach..wie ha jast!

Break out the butter, jam and tweibach..wie ha jast!

“It’s been a long hard winter. Work on the farm never seems to end. The last of the potatoes are starting to get soft and the lamp oil ran out a month ago. Seeding season is still weeks away. Today I look down that long driveway and I see a buggy turning in. Someone who’s lost or needs directions? Wait?! That looks like the Erdman Penners !? It is the Erdman Penners”! And with this glorious sight, Hein bursts into the house and says, “Leina!….wie ha jast”! (we have guests!) In a time long before time,….when very few people left...

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The "Mennonite soda pop" store in the days of Papsi and Ravels

The "Mennonite soda pop" store in the days of Papsi and Ravels

The days of Papsi and Ravels seemed numbered when Pic-A-Pop came to Steinbach Manitoba. We all know that saving money came with the culture of being a Mennonite, so it seemed only logical that saving money by refilling pop bottles with your favorite soda went hand in hand. No longer would you have to pay for Papsi advertising! Now there was Pic-A-Pop! Who remembers the Saturday ritual of loading up 5 cases of Pic-A-Pop empties into the trunk of a ’73 Chevy and traveling with mom to Steinbach to have the them refilled? Ahh the seemingly endless choices!…root beer, cream...

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Yes I am from Steinbach but I (try) not to brag about it!

Yes I am from Steinbach but I (try) not to brag about it!

It seems Steinbach has always had so much to offer.  Today, the city has countess restaurant offerings.  Pete's Inn (although long gone) seems to be the most well known from back in the day. Yes,. people from Steinbach have a lot to boast about,…hard working, witty, good looking, dependable, ingenious, resourceful, makers of the best tweibach, kielke and rüak worscht,… the list goes on,..but they choose not to brag. Probably their most admirable trait,. is they’re so humble. Show your appreciation for someone in Steinbach with this humorous comfort T-shirt.   And it is ok to brag about it,.just a little...

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