Hello from Geauga County, Amish Country
February 7, 2019 by Sara Miller

It was a beautiful morning on Feb. 4 with sunshine and it wasn’t so cold. I’ll take it.

Hello from Geauga County, Amish Country,

It was a beautiful morning on Feb. 4 with sunshine and it wasn’t so cold. I’ll take it.

Our sympathy goes to the John Henry Yoder family as today, Feb. 4, was the funeral of their father and grandfather. He was almost 80 years old. He was bedfast for quite a few years with the family taking good care of him.

On Jan. 22, sisters Clara and Eli Kauffman and Sylvia and Albert Miller, of Mio, Mich., came down and picked me up and we went to Jasper, N.Y., to visit brother Melvin’s and sister Emma and Andy Weaver. We spent both nights with Andy’s and spent Jan. 23 and 24 at Melvin’s, leaving for home the afternoon of Jan. 24. On Thursday afternoon, we received the message that nephew Robert Detweiler, of Summertown, Tenn., died.

The morning of Jan. 26, sons Perry, Richard and Ray, daughter Sylvia, niece Ellen Hershberger, niece Barbara Yutzy, Mrs. Bob Sylvia Hershberger and I left for Tennessee. We attended calling hours and then went to our motel, where we met daughter Betty and Melvin Byler from Mio, Mich. So, we got to spend several hours together. After the funeral on Jan. 27, we visited my three nephews who moved down there from Troutsville, Pa., several years ago. They live in Deerlodge, Tenn., three hours from Summertown. We left there around 9 p.m., drove awhile and then slept at a motel. We left the motel at 7:30 a.m. and arrived home at 4 p.m. We were a tired bunch. Our own beds felt extra good that night.

My surprise visitors the evening of Feb. 3 were sons Perry’s and David, Joe and Lome, Ray and Judy, Marks and children, Wayne and Jeremy, granddaughters, Ruth Ann and children and Regina, Eddie and baby. Ruth Ann’s husband was home sick with a headache. Dan and Sylvia joined us after coming home from their son Danny Ray’s. It was a very enjoyable evening.

The community was surprised to hear of the upcoming wedding of widower Adam M. Detweiler, of Burton-Windsor Road, and widow Barbara, of Newcomb Road. We wish them well.

Progress is being made on the new Sunshine Training Center on state Route 528 for the special needs children. Hopefully, it will be ready to open by spring. They had a big setback when that twister went through, taking off the roof and more.


A doctor examining a woman who had been rushed to the emergency room took the husband aside and said, “I don’t like the looks of your wife at all.”

“Me neither, doc,” said the husband. “But, she’s a good cook and really good with the kids.”


Law of the telephone: When you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal.


Warm water theorem: When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone rings.


A Thought to Remember

Cherish all the happy moments. They make a fine cushion for old age.


You all have a good week.