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Hi, my name is Kevin Williams and I am owner of Oasis Newsfeatures and editor of The Amish Cook newspaper column.

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  1. Mona G.

    Wow ! thanks for this info….I did not know this….I do not like my checks held that long without being cashed…..I bet a lot of people didn’t know this either….

    1. Kevin

      Mona, it does vary. If you’re writing a check at the “Rise n Roll” in northern Indiana, a busy bakery, I’m sure that check will post within a few days. But if you’re buying some homemade bread from a small roadside stand in a Swartzentruber Amish settlement and you pay by check, yes, it COULD be a long time before it clears…of course, I’m sure plenty of even the most conservative Amish make more regular runs to the bank, it’s just a guideline…if you don’t want a check taking forever to post, take cash.

  2. nancy

    many banks discourage walk-ups at drive-thru window.
    a local concession??

    1. Kevin

      Could be….probably a cultural concession to the Amish in the area who don’t have cars…

  3. Lori N.

    That is hilarious! My husband used to be a service station manager about 20 years ago and he was inside the bank doing some banking when one of the tellers asked him, “Isn’t that one of your guys out there?” He looked and there was my cousin, Fred, in his Chevron uniform standing in the drive-thru! He said, “No!” We have laughed often about that incident. Maybe he was before his time!


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