By Kevin Williams
AMISH OBITUARY: Sometimes I do post obituaries in the News section just for Amish cultural insight. But before doing so, prayers to the family of this really kind-sounding woman, Elizabeth Petersheim who recently passed away. She was a resident of the Oakland, Maryland Amish settlement. I have spent some time here and it is a wonderful Amish community, very open to outsiders, and a rare Amish settlement that allows church members to have electricity. They also worship in a church building and are more liberal when it comes to photography. Very unusual to see a photograph with an Amish obituary. And also some of the names of children puzzle me, some of her sons have different last names, but there is no indication that this was a second marriage for Elizabeth. Anyway, just interesting. Click here to read.
MENNONITES ON TRACK: Wow, wow, wow...well, okay, lingering on railroad tracks is not very smart, whether you are Amish, Mennonite, or English. I'm just baffled why this family thought hanging out on railroad tracks was a good idea. Now, the article makes it sound like the family came within inches of their life. I've watched the video over and over and I don't really get that idea, but, no it was not smart and it was too close for comfort, that is for sure. Click here to watch the video of Mennonites getting way too close to a speeding train.
MILLIE OTTO/HONEY SNAP COOKIES: Check in with Illinois Amish columnist Millie Otto with her weekly column and sample a delicious sounding recipe for a sweet cookie. Click here.
WALNUT LEAF COUNTRY MARKET: This sounds like the type of Mennonite market that we have several of here in southern Ohio. But this market seems to specialize in sandwiches. So if you are anywhere in central or eastern Kentucky and want a Mennonite food experience, this sounds like the place to check out!
LANCASTER FARMING: This Lancaster County mainstay always has some good recipes to share, check out the recipes for a delicious noodle kugel, sausage potato casserole with roasted red peppers, and more, right here.