Amish Column – December 6, 2012
Thursday, December 06, 2012
It feels like spring this week. We'll take every snowless day we get. At least we do not have to shovel the white stuff.
Lots of colds and flu going around, especially among the "little" people. Spending four days in the hospital with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) was Adam, son of Aden and Rosanna Troyer, our great-grandson.
Having shoulder surgery Nov. 30 was son Mark. He will be off work for around 10 to 12 weeks. So, now his wife will have a baby-sitter???
The benefit auction on Nov. 30 for Andy Yoders of Guernsey County raised over $44,000. They both have health issues. He has heart problems and she has cancer. A big thank-you goes out to all who helped in any way.
Having supper at Bill and Edna Byler's the evening of Dec. 2 were sisters Melvin and Fannie Yoder and Sara and Joe Miller, niece Ellen J. Hershberger and niece Barbara and Noah Yutzy. Brother-in-law Clarence Bender was not able to go along. He recently had his 80th birthday.
Brother-in-law Eli A. Kaufman of Mio, Mich., had open heart surgery on Nov. 27. He is at home doing as well as can be expected. He had the surgery done in Fort Wayne, Ind. Also having heart surgery recently was Robert Detweiler of Milton, Iowa, formerly of Geauga County. His wife died on Oct. 9 of this year.
Viola Kuhns of Rutland Road had a hair-raising experience recently when her horse took off before she was done hitching him to the buggy. He went down Rutland, then down Parkman-Nelson Road down to Route 88 to Grove Road across Mumford Road until he was too tired to go any further. When they found him, nothing was damaged on the buggy or harness. She is a very lucky and thankful lady.
Bits & Pieces of Years Gone By
Welshfield, Ohio: Dec. 5, 1983
We have cold weather with about 7 inches of snow and good sledding. On the first of the month, the mercury stood 4 degrees below zero, which is the coldest so far this winter.
Ferdinand Miller of Indiana made a brief visit with his brother, Jonathon, of this county.
Benjamin Farmwald started for Holmes County today to attend his brother Jacob's wedding.
Gidion Detweiler, who had been working in Lawrence County, Pa., for the past six weeks, returned home on Monday.
Henry Shrock had a wood chopping bee on the 29th.
Many rabbits are being caught in this vicinity, for which our merchant is paying 10 cents each.
For lead pencils cheap, call on Davy Coblentz. He sends to New Castle for them.
Market/Hay, $10 per ton. Hogs, $5 to $5.50 per cwt. Eggs, 22 cents a dozen. Butter, 18 cents per pound.
Found: By M.D. Miller, a pair of Buckskin gloves between Mumaws and Shislers corners. The owner can obtain them by paying a limit reward and paying for this notice.
-- L.A. Grippe
While Christmas shopping in a large city department store, a fussy little old lady was making a prolonged selection at the perfume counter. She had the poor saleswoman almost at her witsï¿½ end as she hesitated, questioned, selected, discarded and selected again.
Finally she narrowed it down to Apple Blossom perfume, but before she made her purchase, she asked, ï¿½Could you please tell me miss, what kind of apples were used- Baldwin or McIntosh?ï¿½
Anyone who believes men are equal of women has never seen a man try to wrap a Christmas present.
Remember, there are only 18 more shopping days until Christmas, not counting Sundays.
You all have a good week.