We love fall in Philly!

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Check out the FIRST little league baseball player of ANY gender or race to make the cover of Sports Illustrated. Go, Mo’ne!

That’s pretty cool





grown. ass. men.

you scared she gonna strike out yr precious baby boy? OH TOO LATE.

they were doing a special on her on one of the news channels at the gym. i didnt have the headphones so i couldnt hear the story, but one of the photos they showed was of a little girl in the crowd holding up a sign that said “I want to throw like a girl.” For every pathetic, insecure grown man who is threatened by this amazingly talented girl, hopefully there is another little girl who is inspired. But that she has to put up wit this kind of abuse even though she is OBJECTIVELY the best pitcher in the league right now and can throw a ball SEVENTY MILES PER HOUR is absolutely uncalled for. She is truly phenomenal, and those dads can all go eat shit and live

Go on with your bad self

I love that, in a brief interview I got to see, she stated that her main goal was to have more girls play ball so that “we could maybe get our own locker room.” Like, that’s all she wanted, and then she went back to talking about how winning is a TEAM effort and that the reporter should interview the rest of the team, too.

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I come from a long line of educators. This is the school my ancestors built — first school in Halifax, PA. So proud. Wish it was restored and a marker there. Need to work on that.

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Mo’ne Davis leads her team to win the Little League World Series

Davis will be the first American girl to play in Williamsport since 2004. She downplayed her personal accomplishment, but her pitching performance on national television showed that gender is no barrier.

"More girls should join boys’ teams so it could be a tradition and it wouldn’t be so special," she said.

Photo: Philadelphia Inquirer

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Pennsylvania Dutch Hex Signs

(I’m going to type what’s on the photo. Just in case yous don’t want to click to zoom. uwu lazy butts))

The Pennsylvania Dutch were actually Germans. Their “hex signs” were painted on barns, carved into furniture, and hammered on to utensils. They were thought to bring luck, love, and abundance. and ward off misfortune such as fire and lightening. Hex signs were originally called “sech circles,” because the first ones all included six-pointed star in a circle. The Pennsylvania Dutch call them “Hexerie” or “Jinks”. They are usually painted in bright colors. These designs are just a few.

  • The Unicorn Hex:  Strength and courage to strive for your goals; virtue; love; faith, hope and charity.
  • The Six-Pointed Lobe Hex: All the kinds of love, and protection of them.
  • The Lucky Star Hex: Each color symbolizes luck, in many things: lucky in love, lucky in fortune, lucky in friendship, lucky in your job, etc. Also protection against fire. 
  • The Oak Leaf Hex: Strength in body, mind, and character. The scalloped border represents smooth sailing in life.
  • The Health Hex: Protection of your health from all disease. The various diseases are represented by different colors in the rosette.
  • The Distlefink Hex: Good Luck, love, and happiness. Often put on new houses: insures a happy household, especially if it has a blue background. The tulips mean faith, hope, and charity.
  • The Triple, Five-Pointed Star of Luck, Love, and Happiness Hex: Also strong protection against fires.

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"Stitched Skyline" by Carol Beth Yoffee. Seen at Most Wanted Fine Art gallery on Penn Avenue in Garfield.


Pennsylvania buildings are so intricate and gorgeous

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