22 responses to Buggy signs, part 2
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    Robin Miller
    Comment on Buggy signs, part 2 (February 5th, 2011 at 14:06)

    Still no St. Mary’s County, MD and Lancaster/Lebanon Counties, PA … I’d contribute pictures but don’t live near either any more. So interesting about the differences from area to area, yet they are all fundamentally the same.

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    Tania Smith
    Comment on Buggy signs, part 2 (February 5th, 2011 at 14:32)

    hmmmmm… I wish I could pick up some of that maple syrup today!

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    Marilyn in New York
    Comment on Buggy signs, part 2 (February 5th, 2011 at 17:23)

    I just came back from Gorham, New York where I spent several hours talking with an Old Order Mennonite lady and her husband that live there and are friends of mine. Out where they are there are NO buggy signs. She said that there have been some very serious accidents where cars have hit buggies out there, which brought up how I almost hit them once. She and her husband, as do the other Mennonite in her area, agree signs should be out there, but they never put them up. They also worry about their children and make them play in the back yard and not the front.
    Marilyn in New York

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    marie b
    Comment on Buggy signs, part 2 (February 5th, 2011 at 18:34)

    the picture above of the mennonites/amish in ontario, is when they have the Elmira Maple Syrup festival. Its the largest one day Maple syrup festival, and the roads are lined with amish/mennonite people selling their homemade maple syrup. I have been it it many times, and its something everyone should experience. Its usually the first weekend in April and the best syrup around. Marie B, Windsor Ontario Canada

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    Marilyn in New York
    Comment on Buggy signs, part 2 (February 5th, 2011 at 18:45)

    Hi Marie,
    Is that in Canada or in Elmira, New York. As I live in New York State if it is in Elmira, NY I would like to go. If it is in Canada where is Elmira near.
    MArilyn in New York

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    Alice Aber
    Comment on Buggy signs, part 2 (February 5th, 2011 at 19:00)

    Umm, Marilyn,,, the picture is of the “mennonites/amish in ontario” that would mean the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival is in Ontario Canada.

    Blessings, Alice

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    Marilyn in New York
    Comment on Buggy signs, part 2 (February 5th, 2011 at 19:16)

    Hi Alice,
    We have an Elmira, New York-I hoped it was there. Now I wonder where Elmira is in Ontario. I guess I didn’t read it right. We are really getting the snow this evening. It was cloudy when I was in Gorham today, but it didn’t start snowing until I was on my way home.
    Marilyn in New York

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    Alice Aber
    Comment on Buggy signs, part 2 (February 5th, 2011 at 19:25)

    Hi Marilyn,

    Yes I know there is an Elmira, NY,,,, I am from NY state originally. Try googling Elmira, Ontario and yo should get a map to look at.

    We are suppose to get more snow tomorrow and Monday then be clear the rest of the week. I sure hope so, we have a lot of appointments coming up this week.

    Alice

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    Marilyn in New York
    Comment on Buggy signs, part 2 (February 5th, 2011 at 19:53)

    Hi Alice,
    I never thought of that. I am kind of thick sometime.

    We are snowing now and are suppose to on and off all week. We are 28 inches over what we are suppose to snow each year. I hope you can get to your appointments. I have one to the foot doctor on Friday-I hope I can make it. I can hardly wait until Spring. Oh, I wrote you on Amish Stories, to.
    Marilyn in new York

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    Comment on Buggy signs, part 2 (February 5th, 2011 at 20:13)

    I love that Amish Scooter sign from Lancaster County. There is one Lancaster Amish Scooter down here in Pinecraft right now. I am still waiting to get him on the camera.

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    Robin Miller
    Comment on Buggy signs, part 2 (February 5th, 2011 at 20:57)

    Katie … I completely missed the Lancaster scooter sign … it’s really cute but they say it disappeared! Probably some crazy tourist collecting a “souvenier” … I love seeing the children riding those scooters. On our last trip, we arrived in Lancaster Co. around the time school was getting out and the children were on their way home … lots of scooter “action” … :-) … are your Lancaster visitors still in Pinecraft?

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    Slightly-handled-Order-man
    Comment on Buggy signs, part 2 (February 5th, 2011 at 21:27)

    I’m always struck by how many shared names there are between the United States and Canada. I have noticed that sometimes Amish Mennonite settlements sometimes by coincidence crop up in or near communities with the same name. Having read AA for sometime now, I’ve discovered there is an Alymer in the USA and I know there is one near Lake Erie in Ontario, because I’ve been to the northerly one and seen OO types there.
    Actually, Erik has posted some very lovely rural shots of southern Ontario OO country in the past.

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    Comment on Scooter/bicycle warning signs in Amish areas (February 6th, 2011 at 07:40)

    Scooter/bicycle warning signs in Amish areas

    Hi Robin you’ll see we’ve got a Lancaster sign up now, but maybe not what you had in mind…I will work on an MD sign for you :)

    I was also thinking that this sign was too enticing for someone to resist…it’s amusing but it also looks like it could have contributed to safety.

    Come to think of it, you really don’t see scooter or bicycle warning signs in Amish areas, though it seems like they would make sense from a safety standpoint.

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    Comment on Buggy signs, part 2 (February 6th, 2011 at 07:42)

    Marilyn that is interesting about no buggy signs in that Old Order Mennonite area. I wonder how many families live there. Seems like they’d have something up.

  • Amish maple syrup--Geauga County and other places

    Maple syrup is a treat. And the good stuff isn’t cheap, is it? I remember seeing it quite a bit in Geauga County, Ohio, with Amish tapping trees and selling it. Not so much in Holmes County. I don’t know if you all saw it, but Karen Johnson-Weiner shared a couple of photos of an Amish maple syrup operation in New York.

    I had never seen one of these from the inside, but found it quite impressive (it’s the 2nd photo down): http://amishamerica.com/new-york-amish-karen-johnson-weiner-interview-part-2-and-book-giveaway/

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    Comment on Canadian Amish names (February 6th, 2011 at 07:49)

    Canadian Amish names

    Shom good point you do get a lot of names overlapping. I did not know (or maybe forgot) there was an Aylmer in the US.

    Canada Amish tend to have a few specific names that are mainly seen in Ontario (Gascho comes to mind, I believe there are a couple others).

    Thanks for reminding me of those photos, I checked and maybe these are the ones you were talking about?
    http://amishamerica.com/springford-ontario-amish-settlement/

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    Robin Miller
    Comment on Buggy signs, part 2 (February 6th, 2011 at 09:41)

    Thanks Erik … did you see my reply to Katie? I do love this sign!! Especially love seeing the children riding along on those scooters. I also love seeing the parents and older siblings pulling the little ones on wagons. :-) I’ll look forward to the Maryland signs! I grew up not too far from Southern Maryland Amish country.

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    Marilyn in New York
    Comment on Buggy signs, part 2 (February 6th, 2011 at 11:45)

    In New York we have homemade Maple Syrup where I live. I think back to when I was a kid and we had maple trees in the school yard and use to put buckets up to catch the maple as it dripped from the trees. They still make here in our area.

    I didn’t ask her how many Old Mennonite live in her area, but there are quite a few of them. They don’t all live in one group. One lives one place then 3 or 4 farms down another one – on the next road another one. They don’t live far from each other, but not all together. In her area three Amish families have moved in and more are coming. She was very upset that there are no buggy signs in the area.
    Marilyn in New York

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    Richard
    Comment on Buggy signs, part 2 (February 6th, 2011 at 16:33)

    Hows everyone doing this laid back sunday afternoon. I just got back from riding around my area here in Lebanon,pa, and playing with my new kodak digital camera that i just recieved. Ive taken some pictures of Lebanons Amish community and posted them on the blog www.amishstorys.com if anyones interested in checking them out.i have to say that i got a big kick out of seeiing and posting my very own pictures, and ill learn the little tricks on using this camera and ill get better at it i hope. well id better go and get ready for the super bowl, ill see everyone back here on monday. Good night. Richard from Lebanon,pa

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    Robin Miller
    Comment on Buggy signs, part 2 (February 6th, 2011 at 19:34)

    Thanks Richard … we have a very dear friend who lives in Lebanon …

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    Missie
    Comment on Buggy signs, part 2 (February 7th, 2011 at 20:52)

    The Elmira that is in Ontario is actually just outside of Kitchener/Waterloo which is about and hour or hour an half west of Toronto. The Village of St. Jacob’s which is before Elmira, is a small little village located just outside Waterloo and is a popular little tourist area for shopping at little boutique type stores as well as where you will see Mennonites selling their fresh produce, etc. at the St. Jacob’s market, as well as their own little stands at the end of their driveways. :)

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    Eileen Bennett NY
    Comment on Buggy signs (August 20th, 2012 at 14:22)

    Buggy signs

    Are there now buggy signs along Rt 54, outside of Geneva NY going to Penn Yan NY? If so does anyone know how many there are now? We have many Amish and Mennonite families in our area an I see many of those signs in our area.(Wayne County,NY)

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