By Kevin Williams
This is sure an interesting story that has come out recently: some Amish in the community of Berne-Geneva, Indiana possess a genetic mutation that results in an extra long life. Interesting. I've spent a lot of time in that Amish settlement and I can tell you that obesity is rarely an issue, so that is noteworthy, I think. There are, however, a lot of other inherited health problems so I was surprised to hear this. But, hey, I'm happy for my Amish friends there, if they have that gene, they'll likely live a long life.
OUR TOP STORY - AMISH IN BERNE, INDIANA HAVE A FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH? Click here to read more.
PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH BREAD STUFFING: This was featured in the Washington Post over the past week and, well, if you are casting about for a good, authentic Pennsylvania Dutch filling recipe, this might well be it, check it out here.
AMISH VS. ENGLISH HOOPS: What a neat story this is! This event took place 40 years ago between a group of Amish men in the Berne, Indiana area (who are probably still alive today if you read our Top Story!) who took on some non-Amish bankers - on the basketball court. Click here to read what happened.
MILLIE'S AMISH BREAD - Check out Illinois columnist Millie Otto's white bread recipe this week. Click here for this classic basic bread recipe.