34 responses to Buggy signs across America
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    Comment on Buggy signs across America (February 3rd, 2011 at 09:30)

    I love the Belize sign.

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      Ceti
      Comment on Buggy signs across America (November 2nd, 2012 at 16:00)

      Belize looks more like an Amish rick-shaw

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    Robin Miller
    Comment on Buggy signs across America (February 3rd, 2011 at 09:34)

    Didn’t see one for St. Mary’s County, Maryland … and do they issue 3-D glasses to view the 3-D sign? Enjoyed the signs!

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    Alice Aber
    Comment on Buggy signs across America (February 3rd, 2011 at 09:45)

    Pretty cool. I wonder if they will standardize the signs across America someday? I recognize the sign for Arthur, its on 133 heading east into Arthur. Drive by it every time I go down there.

    Erik, sorry I have been missing a few days. Have had my hands full with this weather, power outages and shoveling. I’m beat. Was suppose to finish up shoveling today but not sure I can do it. Bitterly cold wind chill this morning too. Think I will just rest and recover today and not worry about the rest of the shoveling, LOL

    Blessings, Alice

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    Comment on Buggy signs across America (February 3rd, 2011 at 10:09)

    I agree Katie–of all the horses here, the Belize horse is the most determined–I detect even a bit of a strut there :)

    Alice glad you are back and got power back on I assume. You were inadvertently Amish for a little while there. From the amount of snow you’ve gotten, I know you have your hands full!

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    Comment on Buggy signs across America (February 3rd, 2011 at 10:10)

    Robin I’ll see if I have one for St. Mary’s County, I really didn’t do a thorough scan of all my photos. And yes they do issue glasses for the 3-D signs, they also make the horse look an odd blue :)

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    Alice Aber
    Comment on Buggy signs across America (February 3rd, 2011 at 10:18)

    I’m going to try to get out and take some pictures today Erik and post them on my blog later. Its been an interesting couple of days. But I have been through much worse.

    Good to have power back on though. Although I was prepared for a long duration without it. A few years ago when we had a bad ice storm, several folks in town were without power for 2 weeks. I kept several people in the neighborhood fed and with coffee.

    We all had electric stoves but I also have a small wood burner in the basement that had a two burner top. Made lots of soups and things like that, LOL. Also cooked on the BBQ grill. Wish I had that wood burner in this house, LOL.

    Blessings, Alice

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    Plain Lady
    Comment on Buggy signs across America (February 3rd, 2011 at 10:20)

    Very interesting!
    I always felt sorry for the folks that had to ride in those open-top buggies. (Swiss Amish-Salem,IN) Gotta be cold in the winter and hot in the summer!

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    Robin Miller
    Comment on Buggy signs across America (February 3rd, 2011 at 10:40)

    Erik, you are too funny! Also, there are Amish in Western Maryland. Now, I want to see that blue horse! :-)

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    Leo
    Comment on Buggy signs across America (February 3rd, 2011 at 11:59)

    Erik, I live near Plainville NY and I was not aware of an Amish settlement near there. Do you know their affiliation? The closest Amish settlement that I am aware of is the Mose Miller Swartzentruber settlement near Pulaski/Williamstown NY in Oswego County (one district). I find it amusing that the signs around Pulaski look like the sign near Meridian (second photo)….the Swartzentrubers would never use rubber tires!

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    Comment on Buggy signs across America (February 3rd, 2011 at 12:19)

    When I was a missioanry in Honduras (close to 20 years ago now) it was not unusual to see both horse and burro traffic, sometimes with carts. Not Amish – just country people coming into town or headed home from the big agricultural markets where they sold their crops.

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    Marilyn in New York
    Comment on Buggy signs across America (February 3rd, 2011 at 12:52)

    I live near Canandaigua, New York which is near Gorham where many Mennonites live that drive buggies. One day I was driving Main Street in Canandaigua and one of the city parking lots was filled with horse and buggies. I don’t what they were all in the city for, but there they were. I wish I had had my camera with me.

    Out in Gorham they should have more buggie signs. That’s where I almost hit that couple that time. They have very few signs just on the main roads, which does no good for the back roads where people like to drive. I like to drive out there and see the farms, horse and buggies, people, etc. But some people drive out there like a bat out of – well-you know where and aren’t the least bit careful. Maybe signs would jingle their minds.
    Marilyn in New York

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    Comment on Buggy signs across America (February 3rd, 2011 at 14:38)

    Hey folks, just got back home, and the weather is so nice outside. Im glad your power is back Alice, i remember the black-out of 1977 in New York city and that was the worst ive ever experienced in my life. Does anyone remember that black-out?. I should be getting my digital camera delivered this fri, so ill try and send you a few pictures Erik of Lebanon countys Amish community, and if you like any of them you can post them as needed. ill also be posting some on a reg basis on my blog, so im looking foward to having my own pictures.Now id better go and let that ground hog out of his room so he can make me a sandwhich, and maybe wash my car. And yes Eric i just found out that hes got a sweet tooth for un-paid bills, and boy do i have a feast for him to chop on with his little ground hog teeth. Im kidding folks, i pay my bills which is why my credit rating is 235, not bad, right. Richard. Lebanon,pa

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    Alice Aber
    Comment on Buggy signs across America (February 3rd, 2011 at 15:03)

    When in 77 was the blackout Richard? I was in South Korea for the first half of the year. I remember my mom complaining about all the snow at the time I was in shorts and playing volley ball outside, LOL. The second part of the year I was up near Albany for it. But I do remember several blackouts in NY state growing up. Some in the summer and some in the winter.

    Alice

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    Comment on Buggy signs across America (February 3rd, 2011 at 15:35)

    Hey Alice, it was in the summer of 1977. I was living in the Bronx at that time. Little did i know, i was being groomed for greatness and was about to start a blog 34 years later. I just want to share with the world, thats all i ever asked for,lol. Richard

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    Comment on Buggy signs across America (February 3rd, 2011 at 15:38)

    Anyone out there know how much ground hog pelts are going for, im working on having some available very soon, but id better wait until phil makes dinner first. Richard

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    Marilyn in New York
    Comment on Buggy signs across America (February 3rd, 2011 at 15:49)

    I remember the lights out in New York in 1967. That was my Senior Year in High School. Our house didn’t go out, but they had to close the schools because it did in most of the city including the schools.
    Marilyn in New York

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    Comment on Buggy signs across America (February 3rd, 2011 at 15:56)

    In 1967 i was what they call alittle baby miracle, a sweet kid really, but i was much too young to have remembered that blackout.speaking of blackouts, if i dont get another sandwhich my little fury ground hog friend is about to get knocked out in a min.Richard. Lebanon,pa

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    Alice Aber
    Comment on Buggy signs across America (February 3rd, 2011 at 16:04)

    I am not sure if I remember the one in 77 or not but I do remember the one in 67. That one hit a good portion of the state. I was a youngun but I loved it. Thought it was cool to have the lights go out. What did I know? LOL

    Richard, maybe you ought to just eat the ground hog and be done with it, LOL.

    Just posted pics on my blog of our blizzard clean up. Now I am going for another nap. I am really hurting bad today. Have a good one!!

    Blessings, Alice

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    Marilyn in New York
    Comment on Buggy signs across America (February 3rd, 2011 at 17:31)

    Hi Alice,
    I saw your pictures on the Blog. You sure had a mess there. Did you rever get your car out? Dogs make us do things we wouldn’t do if we didn’t have them. But, I wouldn’t get rid of my doggie.
    Marilyn in New York

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    Alice Aber
    Comment on Buggy signs across America (February 3rd, 2011 at 18:05)

    No Marilyn I did not dig my car out today. I am just hurting way too much. I treat my pets the same as I do people I love, I would go to heck and back for them. :-D

    Alice

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    Comment on Buggy signs across America (February 3rd, 2011 at 18:10)

    I get that alot, people telling me to go to heck. is that a good thing,lol. Richard, lebanon,pa

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    Marilyn in New York
    Comment on Buggy signs across America (February 3rd, 2011 at 18:45)

    Hi Alice,
    I treat my doggie just like you treat yours. With Rickie, I have gone to heck and back. He is still her and loved. Rickie is a member of the family.
    Marilyn in New York

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    Alice Aber
    Comment on Buggy signs across America (February 3rd, 2011 at 18:54)

    I treat my cats just as good. I don’t see the sense in having pets if you are not going to love them and do whatever needs to be done to take care of them. But I have to admit, I have tried to get Rusty to use the cats liter pans, LOL. It didn’t work, but what a hoot it would be if it had worked, LOL.

    Have a good night folks!! Watch out for the buggies!!
    Alice

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    Marilyn in New York
    Comment on Buggy signs across America (February 3rd, 2011 at 21:28)

    Hi Alice,
    Do you know they have dog pads now? The people that use to live in the apartment next to me had them. You put them down and the doggie can go potty on them – then you fold them up and throw them out. I don’t know how cheap they are though. I wish I could teach Rickie to use the toilet. I saw a picture of cat using one and I thought that would be a good idea for a dog-but Rickie doesn’t think so.LOL
    Marilyn in New York

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    Alice Aber
    Comment on Buggy signs across America (February 3rd, 2011 at 22:04)

    Oh my gosh Marilyn, what a conversation for buggy signs across america, LOL. I have heard of them but I don’t think Rusty would ever use one. He just won’t mess in the house under any circumstances.

    Good night, I am heading to bed.
    Alice

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    Lindsay
    Comment on Buggy signs across America (February 4th, 2011 at 11:35)

    My best friend in high school was Mennonite, though of a considerably more liberal church than most (most of the Mennonites in Nebraska are very liberal…no plain dress, coffee filter hats and all electronics were permissable). Her dad would drive her and her siblings in their Ford Aerostar van pulling a trailer of donated medical equipment to some of the Mennonite settlements in Belize. Which is quite insane if you think about DRIVING to Belize…she had some amazing stories that were the result of those trips.

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    Slightly-handled-Order-man
    Comment on Buggy signs across America (February 4th, 2011 at 21:56)

    Lindsay, your friend has some unique life experiences in those trips! My family’s three day long trips to get to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada aren’t as, well, perilous as your friend’s! Wow, you’re friend’s family had dedication to their faith that is blind to liberal and conservatism, its simple compassion, even if it is just helping members of the same faith.

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    OldKat
    Comment on Buggy signs across America (February 5th, 2011 at 03:24)

    I understnad the reason these signs are posted; to slow auto traffic down or at least let the driver be aware that horsedrawn buggies are common in the area. I have driving horses myself and it is unsettling to say the least when cars zoom by you, mere inches away, and don’t slow down one bit … much less give you a little “space”. Fact is most drivers are ignorant (of the dangers involved in zooming right by a horsedrawn vehicle), or they don’t care or they just don’t think.

    I once had some lease property where I grazed cattle and it was split by a hard top road. Frequently I would open the gates and drive the cattle from one side of the road to the other. Invariably as soon as the first cow set hoof on the blacktop someone would come around the corner and often would drive right through the herd without slowing even ONE MPH. I had the county put out “Cattle Crossing” signs, but it didn’t make any difference. I never did it, but I though about having some signs printed up that said “Caution TOTALLY NUDE FUN RUN just ahead”. I figure these bozos wont slow down for safeties sake, but let them think they are going to see something that they really shouldn’t be looking at anyway and they would surely put the brake on the floorboard. I lost that lease before I tried it out, but have often thought of putting something similar on the back of my wagon. Doubt the Amish would do so, but I bet it would work. We live in a sick society.

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    Lindsay
    Comment on Buggy signs across America (February 5th, 2011 at 08:56)

    Hello Ray, my friend’s family did have some tales…like crossing bridges that were literally two planks for each set of wheels and meeting witch doctors. The witch doctor at least didn’t shrink their heads lol. But they did take some interesting trips, like going to Tajikistan (they had several international students from Tajikistan and decided to visit). They were the first Americans to visit the country since before the collapse of the Soviet Union they were literally rock stars in that country. When she came back she brought me a burqa…I’m always tempted to wear it on bad hair days :-p

    I like to cycle, and it’s frightening how people don’t pay attention or care. I’ve become a much more aware driver since taking up cycling…perhaps some of those people should try riding in a buggy once and then perhaps they’ll have more sympathy and awareness.

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    Alice Aber
    Comment on Buggy signs across America (February 5th, 2011 at 10:15)

    Greetings!

    Just popping in to say, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ERIK’S DAD!! HOPE YOU HAVE AN AWESOME DAY!! ;-)

    Blessings, Alice

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    Joan Sheldon
    Comment on buggy signs in Unity, Maine (January 10th, 2012 at 22:35)

    buggy signs in Unity, Maine

    When the buggy signs were first put up in Unity, Maine a couple of years ago, the whole first set were stolen, probably because they were such a novelty. The second set has stayed put, which is good, and most of the drivers around here are courteous to the Amish buggies, tho’ not all.

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    Rhi
    Comment on Signs (July 15th, 2012 at 02:17)

    Signs

    I live in Conewango Valley, New York…Amish Country, the oldest and largest settlement in New York. We have signs for the buggies and signs for pedestrians as well on the high traffic roads near the school houses. The amish here are old order, wonderful people. There have been trajic accidents between cars and buggies but few and far. I am glad to know them and have them as my neighbors!

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      Rhi
      Comment on Buggy signs across America (July 15th, 2012 at 02:25)

      Sorry I misspoke they are Troyer amish, I did not mean that they are old order mennonites.

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