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Teacher Mahlon

Mahlon Miller is an organic farmer, writer and teacher in Northern Indiana. He is Old Order Amish and teaches grades 1-8 in the nearby Amish schoolhouse. His column, Teacher Mahlon, appears occasionally on Amish365.com as he shares his insights and exploits from the school. Mahlon and his wife, Marietta, have five daughters.

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  1. Tammy

    Mahlon and Marietta are personal friends. We grew acquainted when I joined their CSA, and I NEVER grow weary of Mahlon’s storytelling. Good memory, bad memory, it doesn’t matter–his family truly remembers what’s important in life! Bless you, Mahlon, Marietta, and girls!

  2. Buddy Samuels

    great column from Teacher Mahlon. A couple of days ago, my middle school choir teacher came into where I work to pick up a cd she had ordered. We got to talking and she was amazed at the things I could remember which happened in her class over 40 years ago. Short term memory is a much different story—-

  3. Trixie

    Mahlon’s columns are so good! There’s just something about his writing style that makes me smile every time. I’m thrilled that you have been publishing both Mahlon and Rosanna’s columns!

  4. Marge nistler

    Oh my, how I can relate to Mahlon’s story! I do remember assisting my brother when he had to memorize the Preamble to the ConstitutiIon. I was in second grade and had it memorized before he did! Memory doesn’t work that well as we get older tho. Lol I enjoyed his column very much, nice to have the variety of your writers. I hope the can all stay with you.

  5. Loretta

    I am certainly enjoying his columns

  6. Carolyn

    I really enjoy Teacher Mahlon’s column. Hope it continues!

  7. Lori N.

    I also can relate to Teacher Mahlon’s column today and believe repetition is the key. Thirty years ago I was in Germany and I was attempting to help my husband’s cousin learn a phrase for school. He was about 10-years-old. His Grandmother was losing patience, and even threatening him with a wooden spoon was not helping! I said I would try. Well, you can guess. I learned that phrase (not in my native language) and the kid didn’t! I can still recite it!

  8. dynnamae

    I certainly can relate to Mahlons column. It also gave me a couple of laughs. I so enjoy his writing style and hope he will be continuing after the trial period.

  9. Wendy P

    Repetition might be key, but it doesn’t seem to help me much! I’m going to stick with the “creativity” line.

  10. Linda from KY

    I have enjoyed all of Mahlon’s columns so far. I really don’t think you need a formal poll. We all seem to be in agreement that he’s a delightful writer and that we want to keep hearing from him. Besides, I’m afraid that I’ll forget to vote when the time comes. 😉


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