By Kevin Williams
BEWARE OF BUGGIES: The Oneida County, New York is urging people int he county to…hmmm, is it “beware of buggies” or “be aware of buggies?” Probably both are grammatically correct, but it’s an interesting question. Anyway, with the county’s increasing Amish population, the local sheriff’s office is handing out reflective tape to the area’s conservative Amish and urging them to use it on their buggies. The area has seen a rash of crashes lately. Click here to read more.
SURELY, BUGGY REGISTRATION IN MICHIGAN? In Indiana, Amish buggies are required to register and have license plates. Some officials would like to see a similar program in place in Michigan, but one state senator – Shirley or Shirkey? – doesn’t want to support it. Sorry, couldn’t get past whether the lawmaker’s name is Shirley or Shirkey. The headline says Shirkey, the first sentence of the article says Shirley. Anyway, whatever is name is, here is the article.
BREAKING AMISH, THE CAST THEN AND NOW: SIGH, I never got into this show like some people did. I just didn’t find the characters credible. I think – my opinion only – that it was a heavily scripted series that never featured actual Amish people, but people on the periphery of the community. I don’t know, I just couldn’t get into it. But if you watched it, you can see the characters then and now. Hard to believe that show debuted in 2012. Click here to see how they’ve changed.
MARLENE MILLER, FROM MAJORETTE TO AMISH: This is an unusual story, for sure. Marlene Miller gave a talk at a library in Ohio about her journey from a typical, All-American high school kid to an Amish mom. Click here to read about her interesting journey.
FISHERS DELI & MARKET: Wow, I had not heard about this place and, if I had, I just might have stopped by last time I passed by Harrisburg, PA. CHECK. THIS. OUT. Amish-run restaurants and food stands, while not unheard of, are rare and the food is absolutely to be savored if you have a chance to dine at such a place. Click here to read about this mainstay store celebrating its 30th anniversary!
MY AMISH HOME: Check out Amish writer Millie Otto’s “Banana Pineapple” dessert this week (that doesn’t sound like a great combination to me). Click here for the column and recipe.
PICKLED EGGS FOR EASTER: This recipe has its roots with the Pennsylvania Dutch, but it was adopted by Appalachia….I often find these on the table at my mother-in-law’s and, call me crazy, but I actually eat them!:) Click here for some culinary history and an easy recipe!