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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Wow....I can't believe we are already into August.  It's seems the older I get, the faster time flies.  It has been a great summer here in Amish Country at Wendell August Forge.  If you drive by, you'll see our Water Tower is under construction.  They are doing a great job of sand blasting and getting it ready for a brand new paint job!  I can't wait to see it when it's done.
 
Although it's been a dry summer, I actually feel like it's been a real summer.  One like I remember as a child growing up in this area.  ...
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Dave Mast

    What makes for great Christmas memories? Hopefully it isn’t all of the toys, electronic gizmos, and all of the glitz and glamour that accompanies the holidays these days.
    As I look back on my Christmases as a youth, inevitably, my first thoughts always go to Grandma and Grandpa Stemen’s house in Convoy, Ohio.
    It is odd that I wouldn’t conjure up memories of my own home in Trail, Ohio. But my mind always quickly lapses back to my childhood days of Christmases at my mother’s childhood home. After all, one doesn’t get to see Great-grandma Dindot all ...
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