Owning an insurance policy for any reason is out of the question for an Amish family. They depend on their church and community to stand with them in difficult circumstances. As mentioned in another article if their house or barn burns the community responds by helping them to rebuild. In many cases if the family is unable to absorb the losses, the deacon will visit the families of the district to solicit funds for the family to help them get back on their feet. The receiving family knows that they will have an opportunity to repay when tragedy strikes someone ...
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By Nancy Lembke
When driving the country roads in Amish Country, it’s easy to become frustrated when coming upon a horse-drawn buggy. More often than not, it seems that those encounters happen about half way up a hill where it is impossible to see if there is any oncoming traffic.
When that happens, the best reaction is to take a deep breath and enjoy a much slower pace for a while
In a field near the road were hundreds of tiny footprints that encircled the corn shocks from both birds and field mice as they found kernels of corn. There were also tracks ...
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It is always amazing to see how much fun people can have at a festival despite the lack of all of the glitz and glamour many festivals put forth.
However, every year the Winesburg Fall Gathering rolls around, people flock to Winesburg because it is a totally relaxing, enjoyable day of activities, food and connecting with people you see every day or once a year.
This year’s fall gathering will take place Saturday, Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. until around 6 p.m., and in that span there will be fun for everyone, including a larger auction, fantastic music, ham and bean soup, ...
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