Hello from Geauga County Amish Country,
June 25, 2020 by Sara Miller

It was a beautiful, warm Sunday afternoon. After coming home from church at our neighbor Joe and Sara Bricker’s...

It was a beautiful, warm Sunday afternoon. After coming home from church at our neighbor Joe and Sara Bricker’s, I rested and read awhile before writing my letter.

Born to granddaughter Sarah and Christon Hostetler on June 17 a son, Jaden Lee. He’s a tiny one, weighing 4 pounds, 7 ounces. Grandparents are Joe and Saloma Miller and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hostetler, of Guernsey County.

June 11 was the wedding of grandson Mark, son of Perry and Katie Ann Miller, and Rachel, daughter of Norman R. Bylers of state Route 608.

Leaving at noon June 17 for nephew Mervin Miller’s funeral in Deer Lodge, Tenn., were sons Perry, Ray, Richard, Sue and two little boys, Noah Yutzy, Gideon Hershberger, great-grandson Lucus and I. The funeral was on June 18. We returned home at 10:30 p.m. It was a nine hour drive.

Our thoughts and prayers are much with the Rudy Schmucker family since the passing of their 5-year-old son Robert. He fell down the haymow and died after being transferred to Akron Hospital. His funeral was on June 19.

We are sorry to report that Ellen Hershberger is slowly losing out due to her cancer. She is being tenderly taken care of by her sister Barbara and Noah Yutzy. They recently moved to the home at Yoder’s Furniture on Shedd Road.

The bluebirds have chased out the sparrows from their bluebird house. They are building for the third time. The second time, something got in their nest and got rid of some of the eggs.

The wedding of Mary Jane Byler and Mark Miller is on June 25 on Laird Road. Also, announced for marriage is Kathryn Kurtz and Robert, son of Joe and Katherine Byler, on July 9. Kathryn’s parents are Dave and Cora Kurtz, of Mumford Road.

Sunday, Father’s Day was also the 80th birthday of sister Clara Kauffman, of Mio, Mich. Her family had a birthday bash for her on June 20. Their son Melvin and family from Worthington, Ind., and son Andrew and family from Ossineke, Mich., also attended. The rest were all locals.

It looked like it was going to rain on Monday morning. The nice shower we had Sunday evening was wonderful. I didn’t need to water my plants.

The evening of June 22, daughter Sylvia and I along with sister-in-law Crist Clara and her daughters and more of the nieces planned to go to Verna Byler’s for Clara’s birthday. Hopefully, sister-in-law Saloma Miller is able to go along, too. Her son Levi Jr. has not been feeling well for some time. He goes to the Special Needs Work Shop when he’s able.

Ramblings of a Retired Mind

When people see a cat’s litter box, they always say, “Oh, you have a cat?” Just once I’d like to say, “No, it’s for company.”

Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

Thought for the Day

No beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart.


You all have a good day.