Hello from Geauga County Amish Country
June 15, 2017 by Sara Miller

It was a beautiful morning on June 12. My laundry dried on the lines before I finished my letter.

Hello from Geauga County Amish Country,

It was a beautiful morning on June 12. My laundry dried on the lines before I finished my letter.

I have not written in a while as I was visiting my daughter and family in Mio, Mich., for two and a half weeks. I also got to visit my three sisters and families.

I left for Cass City, Mich., for a wedding on May 17 for a great niece and stayed at nephew Aaron Hershberger’s for the night. After the wedding on Thursday, I went to Mio with daughter Betty and sister Clara Kauffman and Eli, and sister Sylvia and Albert Miller. On May 20, I went to a quilt auction in Clare, Mich., with daughter Betty, Melvin, Juanita, niece Elizabeth and Joey and granddaughter Lorena. It was a cool day, but we still had a good day. The water was pretty rough going over and back on the ferry. There are 300 horses on the island and they are shod every three weeks. There are no motor vehicles on the island except a fire truck and ambulance.

Word came this morning of the passing of cousin Mrs. Roman Troyer, of Parkman. She had been in failing health for quite some time with heart failure.

June 13 was the wedding at Albert and Emma Miller’s of their daughter Nancy to Daniel, son of Marvin and Iva Mae Hershberger, of Patch Road. Also, on June 22, was the wedding of Elizabeth, daughter of Mark and Emma Hershberger, and Andy, son of Mrs. Marty Erma Miller, of Shedd Road.

On June 5, I went along on our school trip to Niagara Falls. At our first stop at Fort Niagara, Marvin Miller got very sick with a severe headache and became quite weak. Paramedics were called and after being checked out, it was decided he needed to go to the hospital. After two days, he came home and they diagnosed it as a stroke. He is still under a doctor’s care. He was able to attend church on Sunday, so we hope for a full recovery.

I have enough strawberries for my own use. I also have lettuce, and peas are in bloom. I still need to plant beans and tomato plants.

Farmers are making hay these beautiful days. Produce folks are busy with early vegetables and strawberries. Summer is here.


Some people are like potatoes:

There are those who are content to watch while others think and work. They are called “Spec Taters.”

Some never help, but are gifted at finding fault and telling others how to do it. They are called “Comment-Taters.”

There are people who cause problems by asking others to agree with them that it is too hot, too cold, too sour or too sweet. They are called “Agi-Tators.”

Then, there are people who say they will help, but somehow they never get around to it. They are called “Hezzie-Tators.”

There are some who pretend to be someone they are not. They are called “Emma Tators.”

Those who are bossy and like to tell others what to do, but would not soil their own hands may be called “Dick Tators.”

Then there are those who smile and do what they say they will. They are always prepared to lend a helping hand. They bring real sunshine into lives and work of others. They make work and life flow more smoothly for everyone. They are called “Sweet Tators.”


You all have a good week. Enjoy these nice days.