Distelfink? So now we all know the meaning of the strange Pennsylvania Dutch name

 

“In the paragraph where you quote an unsourced obituary for Millard Gladfelter, it refers to ‘…a distelfink, a mythical bird symbolic of good luck,…’ Pictures of the bird may symbolize good luck and happiness in Pennsylvania-German folk art (see the Internet), but it’s not mythical at all.

Distelfink? So now we all know the meaning of the strange Pennsylvania Dutch name 

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