What Is a Yankee?

A piece of wisdom from my Grandpa Wally

 

To a European a Yankee is an American

To an American a Yankee is a northener

To a northerner a Yankee is a New Englander

To a New Englander a Yankee is a Vermonter

And to a Vermonter a Yankee is someone who eats apple pie with cheddar cheese for breakfast.

 

Bring on the pie.

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One Response to What Is a Yankee?

  1. Jonny Eberle says:

    To a New Yorker, a Yankee is a guy in pinstripes who chews tobacco and plays catch.

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