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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. Wyvonne Hobbs

    I just returned home from Pinecraft. It sure was dead down there on Tuesday, but on Saturday there were more people out shopping. I ate at Yoder’s 2 times and both times it was full of English, not Amish. The food was great. Pinecraft is not well known by the people in Florida, they will tell you that no Amish live in Florida. We ate ice cream at the ice cream shop, shopped at Yoder’s market and got ripe tomatoes. They are very tasty. I talked to several Amish women and some Mennonites. I learned that some of the Amish and Mennonite women quilt at the quilt shop while they are there for winter. They are paid by the yard of thread that they put in the quilt. One lady told me that 21 buses are supposed to come before the first of the year. I really enjoyed this visit and the temperature made me fall in love with the area. I left home and it was 31 degrees. When we arrived at St. Petersburg it was 81 degrees.

    1. Kevin

      Oh, Wyvonne, I am so envious of you! Glad you had a good visit to Pinecraft, honestly, I could live there someday….I’d be quite happy there, I love it…thanks for sharing your experience!

  2. Virginia

    I have no problem believing there could be truth in the story of the two women. For one thing, some people are very aware of their surroundings. I’m one of those people. I notice people and I notice things. I used to see people pass me on my way to work, and they’d get on the freeway, I’d take the surface road that ran along the freeway. I then would see them exit the freeway and drive right in front of where I was stopped. I was amused that I was already at the intersection and they were just now passing me and they had been on the freeway.

    1. Kevin

      Always good to hear from you, Virginia. Yes, my wife would be like you describe. She notices everything, me, not so much..she sees the details, I see the big, sweeping brushstrokes…Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!


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