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Hi, my name is Kevin Williams and I am owner of Oasis Newsfeatures and editor of The Amish Cook newspaper column.

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  1. Robin

    So , how much should one donate if one wants a month or year subscription?

    1. Kevin

      Robin, there is no monthly or yearly subscription option, Longform was meant to be just an occasional article that has a charge to it. A one-time donation of $1.34 to read the Longform article.

  2. Terry Frey

    Thanks for this article about the Plain City community in which I grew up in the 1950’s and 60’s. Both of my parents were from Amish families, although neither ever joined the church. I might point out that the “revival” probably started before the 1950’s. I believe my grandfather joined the Beachy Amish Church in the 1920’s, and I have many memories of my father, who was born in 1909, describing his trips to Columbus by bicycle while in his teens to see a movie. He also went to the movies in Plain City and liked to hang around the pool hall.

    1. Kevin

      Terry, thank you for the info. I had heard that too, that the first “waves” of Amish began leaving the area as early as the 1940s, so clearly there was some sort of destablizing influence from the Beachy church coupled with the proximity to Columbus that did in the Amish…being able to bike to Columbus probably was a factor…it is a fascinating story and place – Kevin

  3. Kevin

    Thank you, Judy, for the kind words and contribution!


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