By Kevin Williams
It's been a full week for Amish in the News, so let's get started:
TRAGEDY IN KENTUCKY: An Amish community is dealing with wrenching grief after one family lost five children when a buggy traveled onto a flooded road. I just can't even fathom the unspeakable grief this Mom and Dad must be experiencing, I mean I just can't wrap my arms around it, takes your breath away. Click here to read coverage about this story.
PRIEST HELPS: The buggy accident referred to above happened in Bath County, Kentucky, about 50 miles NE of Lexington. I've never been to that settlement before and I know very little about it...I think it's kind that a Catholic priest in Lexington is reaching out to the Amish family and paying for their funerals. Very kind. Click here to read about his actions.
AMISH MAKING FACE MASKS: The Amish have been pitching in to help the pandemic, there have been several well-reported stories about the Amish cranking up their sewing operations to help make masks. But this effort from New Wilmington, Pennsylvania really caught my eye:
“I asked them if they wanted to make masks and said I would put it on my Facebook page,” Hougelman said. “I told them to make about 50. Elizabeth (an Amish quilter) said OK. But the post went viral and was seen by about 100,000 people in [western Pennsylvania and northeastern Ohio] and got shared thousands of times.”
That’s when the orders started pouring in.
So, sounds like the pandemic has the Amish of New Wilmington working in overdrive! Read more here.
MILLIE IN A PANDEMIC: Let's check in with Illinois Amish columnist Millie Otto this week...I think we can all relate to how she feels about being cooped up and knocked out of her usual routine and rituals. Plus, she shares a recipe about making home rhubarb jam, check it all out here.
AMISH CINNAMON BREAD: A TV station in Kansas City put up a great recipe for Amish cinnamon bread,check it out here!