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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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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Patricia Nugent

When Lehman’s opened its doors in 1955 on the square in downtown Kidron, there was one employee and one mission — to serve the Amish community in northeast Ohio with all of the products needed to maintain a nonelectric way of life.

The hardware store quickly became the bustling neighborhood store that every small town in America had at that time. Business flourished and founder Jay Lehman hired his father, Ezra; brother, Dave; sister, Pearl; and friend Raymond Steiner.

His goals branched out as well. “He wanted to continue serving the loyal customers with no electricity or unreliable electricity and to preserve ...
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