The most common sight in an Amish community is the horse and buggy. It marks distinctively the separation of the Amish community from the rest of the world who uses the automobile for every day transportation.
The buggy varies with the group and reflects how conservative the community is. The more conservative the community the more austere the buggy is, the more stocky the horse is. For instance, the Swartzentruber Amish, the most conservative of groups, will use a wooden wheeled buggy with steel bands that touch the road. The side curtains will be manually rolled up and tied. The ...
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By: Jennifer Yoder
Growing up in Holmes County, Ohio’s Amish Country, I never fully appreciated just how lucky I was. Looking back, one of my favorite things to do was go to my grandma’s house on Saturday afternoon. The afternoons that I loved the most were the ones when we got in her jeep and traveled the few miles from Farmerstown to Charm, getting excited and pointing out all the horses along the way.
We would end up at a quaint little country shop called Millers Dry Goods. As a kid, I thought the store was a magical place. There were fabric ...
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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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