Amish Column – November 15, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Monday was another beautiful day. It was a nice day to walk home from church. We better take advantage of it while we can.
Saturday, Nov. 10 was the funeral of our neighbor, Jake C. Byler, who was 87. Our sympathy goes to his family.
The craft show here in our shop on Saturday brought in many people. There were over 40 vendors selling many different crafts. There is so much talent out there.
Coming from Mio, Mich., on Nov. 5 were Joe and Liz Yoder, Eli and Clara Kauffman, Albert and Sylvia Miller and Joey and Bets Miller, and from Jasper, N.Y., were Andy and Emma Weaver to help celebrate our sister, Ellen Detweilerï¿½s 90th birthday, which was on Nov. 7. Son Jake and Fannie Detweiler and their son Enos and wife and granddaughter from Cashton, Wis., son Owen, wife Celeste and six married daughters from Fredericktown, Ohio, also attended. Ellen spends most of her days in bed due to Parkinsonï¿½s disease. Her daughters so faithfully care for her, along with husband Bill.
Our sympathy goes to the Dan Detweiler family in the passing of their mother/grandmother. Her funeral was on Nov. 8. She was 91 years old and the last of her siblings. Grandpa John J. Miller is the last brother-in-law living on his wifeï¿½s side of the family.
On Nov. 17, we are to host the annual exchange student dinner. There are usually between 75-100 people with students and their host parents. It is always interesting to see what countries they come from.
There will also be an all-you-can-eat buffet at Joeï¿½s Window Shop on Nov. 16 for church district 37. Everyone is welcome. Dinner will be followed with a silent and live auction. Come out and enjoy.
I got my applesauce done, so now I need to get the fall cleaning done. I am also invited to a quilting at Elmina Detweilerï¿½s house on Nov. 14, which I hope to attend.
Attendance was down some at our last blood drive, I suppose due to deer hunting. Hopefully it will pick up at Januaryï¿½s drive. How about it guys?
Bits and Pieces From Days Gone By
[From the first Sugar Creek Budget printed in May 1890.
The editor was J.M. Richardson and the proprietor was J.C. Miller.]
Mr. E.B. Baker contemplates moving his dry goods store in the near future to Magnolia, Ohio. By the move, we lose a good citizen and businessman, but what is our loss will be Magnoliaï¿½s gain. Mr. Sliffen, his clerk thinks of remaining here and is consequently obliged to resign his position, but Mr. S. being a first class fellow, it will not be long until he will get other employment. Hate to see you go Ed., but so wags the world.
If you desire to see a fine lot of ladies spring and summer hats, call on Mrs. N.C. Beachy. Mrs. B. evinces good taste in the artistic manner in which she trims them.
Two men were discussing their status in life.
ï¿½I started out on the theory that the world had an opening for me,ï¿½ said one.
ï¿½And you found it?ï¿½ asked the other.
ï¿½Well, rather,ï¿½ replied the first. ï¿½Iï¿½m in the hole now.ï¿½
Two small boys had taken the clock apart to see ï¿½what made it tick.ï¿½ After examining each part very carefully, they put the clock back together again.
During the night, their father was awakened from his sleep when the clock began striking. It struck 28 times without stopping.
ï¿½Cindy,ï¿½ he called to his wife excitedly. ï¿½Youï¿½d better git up, itï¿½s later than I ever knowed it to be.ï¿½
You all have a good week.