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Even smaller acts of kindness to those outside the Ohio Amish community are based in the communal spirit. The story was told of an English person who left a Coleman lantern at a local shop for repair. He forgot the lantern, moved out of the community and was gone for almost 7 years. Then an article appeared in the local newspaper about something this man was doing. The shop owner who still had the lantern after all that time, wrote to the customer and encouraged him to pick up his lantern the next time he was in the area. Anyone ...
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"How do the Amish live?"

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The Gladiolus flowers are in bloom.  This is the first time these beautiful flowers have been planted at the Inn. The bulbs were given to us, but with no particular information included.  So, early this spring the small bulbs were stuck in the ground &, as with all bulb-type plants, the waiting began.  At first the sword-like greens poked through the soil, slowly growing longer & longer.  Then, the erect spikes, now at least 3 ft. tall, began to reveal that the flowers were going to be red.

The brilliant red blooms that open ever-so-gradually along the sword-shaped ...
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Bruce Stambaugh

The staff at Homestead Furniture, 8233 SR 241, Mt. Hope, has some excellent furniture care ideas to share.

Cleaning recommendations

We recommend using a soft cotton cloth to wipe the furniture. Dip the cloth in a simple solution of two to four ounces of white vinegar or a mild detergent like dishwasher soap diluted in a half gallon of water. Wipe any excess moisture with a dry, soft cotton rag,

The use of furniture polish is not necessary given the sealer coat on your hardwood pieces. However, if you do want to use furniture polish, we strongly recommend Guardsmen® products, which can be ...
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