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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. Bethany

    I love Daviess County. I grew up camping up in the Berne/Geneva area and that was where I first fell in love with the Amish culture. However, in the last few years, I have had the opportunity to spend a weekend once a year in Daviess County and I just love it. There is a lady on one of those gravel roads that sells the most awesome bread and butter pickles out of a garage building – her and her husband are the most warm people to talk to… I could sit on her porch all afternoon and talk to her..

  2. Carol Crowe Phillips

    I grew up shy, too. Spent a lot of time hiding behind my mom as a kid. If I knew you, I could (and usually did) talk your ear off. But strangers…definitely not. All thru school I was like this. Being teased and bullied didn’t help any either. When I started college, I made up my mind that I had to change. So I did! I forced myself to start talking to people and approaching people. I am still a bit backwards (southern/ E. Tn word for shy) at times and in certain situations but I made a friend my first day of class in college because I approached her. We have been friends for 26 years now. People who knew me then are a bit surprised at me now. It was not easy, possibly ranking in the top fifty hardest things I’ve ever done but it was worth the effort.

  3. Pam

    I grew up just east of Daviess County , in Martin County …. When I was a kid never thought much about the Amish community but I live on over in OrangeCounty and have some very good Amish friends I just love them… I even have a couple Amish young ladies come in their buggy to help me with my yard work …. I don’t know the number of familes around this area but there are several…. Tomorrow I’m taking my empty clean jars to a Amish lady and she will can tomoatoe for me… I feel very fortunate to have them as my friends…. Have you ever been in this area….

    1. Kevin

      Pam, I was looking at my map the other day at Orange County…there is a conservative Amish presence there and I’d love to come visit sometime…i have not been there before. Glad you have some Amish friendships, they are very special, wonderful people (for the most part!:) – Kevin

      1. Pam

        Well if your ever in this area I would be more than happy to take you to visit some of my Amish Friends or at least guide you to them… 🙂 .Pam

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