By Kevin Williams
We have some interesting items today, so let's get right to it:
LINDA STOLTZFOOS UPDATE: A search will be conducted of the area around Welsh Mountain in Lancaster County. Some tips have some in that point to her being located in this area. Her alleged abductor was arrested weeks ago. Some of Linda's clothing has been recovered, but Linda herself has not been located, dead or alive. We are hoping for the best. This is just a wrenching story. Click here to read the latest.
MILLIE OTTO: I love checking in with Millie Otto, the Amish columnist in Illinois. Not sure about this week's recipe, I'm just not a pineapple fan...and her recipe is for Pineapple Secrets. Here is an excerpt of her column this week:
Click here for the rest of Millie's column.
MENNONITES IN FLORIDA: This is an interesting article about how home-schooling is taking off during the pandemic. You'll have to scroll down in the article, the Mennonites are just one section of it. But this New York Times piece interviews a Mennonite family near Mykka City, Floriday (about an hour away from Pinecraft)....really nice interview and great photos. Check it out here.
MENNONITE MEMOIRS: I am continuing to love Rosann Zimmerman's dispatches from a small newspaper in Pennsylvania. Here is an excerpt this week:
Like a hot knife through butter, summer days are melting away. Cricket songs lull us to sleep at night and cicada songs remind us to organize our books and get ready to count our 180 academic days. Following is a list of schools that tentatively plan to open their doors on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020.
And then Rosann gets into a hyper local list of schools, talks about a wedding, it's just such wonderful, rich, detailed writing that gives a rare, unprecedented window into Old Order Mennonite life. There's just nothing else out there about the Mennonites like this. Click here for the latest column.
AMISH FRIENDSHIP BREAD: Haven't done this recipe in awhile and it remains as popular as ever, starter and all, check this out from a newspaper in Missouri.