By Kevin Williams
There is an interesting mix of Amish in the News items this week, so let's get right to them:
MILLIE'S HOMEMADE SPICE CAKE: Illinois Amish columnist Millie Otto shares the comings and goings in her life over the past week and she also serves up an amazing-sounding recipe for spice cake. Man, I LOVE spice cake...a spice cake, done right, slathered with thick frosting...wow, life doesn't get much better. Click here to read Millie's latest and get the recipe here.
PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH POTATO SOUP: A thick, hearty bowl of amazingness this time of year....click here to get this authentic recipe.
MENNONITE QUILTERS: This story is just pure goodness, Mennonites gathering and quilting for a cause. This story focuses on quilters in Abbottsford, British Columbia , but the quilter was occurring in Mennonite churches all over North America. The article says:
The quilts made in places like Abbotsford will be shipped to places like Haiti, Iraq, Serbia, and Zambia but also within Canada and the U.S. where there is need.
In 2019 the MCC sent more than 53,000 hand made comforters to people around the world.
MENNONITE SCAM: Wow, this is the year of bizarre scams and the Mennonites. We talked about one a few weeks ago. But just when you think you can't hear anything stranger, well, think again...this is an odd, odd plot that unfolded in a rural Texas Mennonite settlement leaving one Amish man out $1 million. The article leaves a lot out, namely, how this Mennonite man was targeted in the first place. Probably just random. But, wow, click here to read this too strange even for fiction tale!As an aside, I was unware of there being a conservative Mennonite community in Kemp, Texas, about an hour south of Dallas. Interesting.
GROWING AMISH BUSINESSES: This is an interesting article about Amish businesses and how they grow without technology. SIGH,now, this article is in the Wall Street Journal. The WSJ does have a paywall but, I THINK, they let you read a small number of articles for free each month so you should be able to read this. But, if you can't, don't get mad at me, please. People always email me to complain about paywalls on other sites,but that is not something I have any control over. So, click here to attempt to read.