23 responses to Holmes County to host Amish Mud B-ball Tourney
  • Just a note–I am not an Amish fiction writer, but one day a year–April Fool’s–I do write Amish fiction (see above)…In reality I haven’t heard anything about any planned Amish mud b-ball tournaments, but sounds like a fun enough idea 😉

    However these photos are in fact of an Amish barn basketball hoop in Holmes County. I took them while visiting Ohio last year. I imagine these are some pretty messy games!

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    kathy Rowe
    Comment on Holmes County to host Amish Mud B-ball Tourney (April 1st, 2011 at 10:20)

    Good one, Erik. You had me believing it until I got to your note :)
    Does sound like a fun event.
    You and all the other “Amish America fans” have a great weekend.
    Keep those intesting and informative articles coming!

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    kathy Rowe
    Comment on Holmes County to host Amish Mud B-ball Tourney (April 1st, 2011 at 10:21)

    You had me so engrossed in the article, I couldn’t even spell “interesting” correctly in the above comment. :)

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    Yonie Wondernose
    Comment on Holmes County to host Amish Mud B-ball Tourney (April 1st, 2011 at 10:45)

    Aw man Erik

    We already had a competeing Lancaster team called the Mudville Nine chomping at the bit to go to Holmes and compete with the Holmesers not only in Mud ball but also for their chicks.

    The Lancaster Bishops were actually encouraging this, offering one drivers license dispensations, in order to make sure Lancaster stays ahead in population numbers

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    Comment on Holmes County to host Amish Mud B-ball Tourney (April 1st, 2011 at 11:03)

    As I was reading this, I decided Holmes County must be slipping in their mud, I mean in their minds. Imagine playing basketball in their barnyard’s muddy manure.

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    Marilyn in New York
    Comment on Holmes County to host Amish Mud B-ball Tourney (April 1st, 2011 at 11:07)

    OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Erik,
    I read the whole thing and believed every word that you wrote. All I kept thinking is what were the wife’s and mother’s going to think of all that mud in their wash clothes. It was a good April Fool.
    Marilyn

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    Comment on Holmes County to host Amish Mud B-ball Tourney (April 1st, 2011 at 11:46)

    LOL! OK, that was a good one. :)

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    Ralph Peterson
    Comment on Holmes County to host Amish Mud B-ball Tourney (April 1st, 2011 at 11:48)

    Erik,
    I know a few there in Holmes County that would do that just for fun. Their mother or wife wouldn’t be too happy though.
    Ralph

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    OldKat
    Comment on Holmes County to host Amish Mud B-ball Tourney (April 1st, 2011 at 12:59)

    Reel me in Erik; I swallowed this line hook & all!

  • Guys, all I can say is, you aren’t safe anywhere. Even the Amish sites are doing April Fool’s 😉

    Actually, April Fool’s is a pretty good fit with the Amish folks I know.

    BTW I just noticed the broken window panes above the hoop in my first photo. I wonder how those got there?

  • Yonie, driver’s license dispensation??? If you give a mouse a Cookie…

    Actually, I think you may have just given me my idea for next year’s April 1 post 😉

    Go Mudville 9!

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    Yonie Wondernose
    Comment on Holmes County to host Amish Mud B-ball Tourney (April 1st, 2011 at 14:05)

    Yep keep looking for the mud splattered Nike swoosh

    You could call it Air Yonie

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    Alice Aber
    Comment on Holmes County to host Amish Mud B-ball Tourney (April 1st, 2011 at 15:09)

    LOL cute Erik!!!

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    Leo
    Comment on Holmes County to host Amish Mud B-ball Tourney (April 1st, 2011 at 16:11)

    Erik,
    You got me,too. April Fool

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    Mona
    Comment on Holmes County to host Amish Mud B-ball Tourney (April 1st, 2011 at 19:22)

    Too funny Erik, So what’s next ?????

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    Comment on Holmes County to host Amish Mud B-ball Tourney (April 2nd, 2011 at 10:45)

    An interesting, but true April Fools was found at a New Order Amish school in Walnut Creek. I was touring with an Amish Study Group from Dayton. We visited the school for observation and One of the students saw on the chalkboard “March 32”. The student asked me, “Do the Amish have a different calendar than us?” seeing what she was referring to I quickley replied, “Yes, its called April Fools!” We both then shared a nod of the head and a smile!

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    Slightly-handled-Order-man
    Comment on Holmes County to host Amish Mud B-ball Tourney (April 2nd, 2011 at 20:54)

    Erik mentioned the broken windows, maybe the kids are or were poor shots and maybe they have to work to earn money to fix the glass.
    Very well played, Erik, the All Fools Day joke! Very well played.

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    Comment on Holmes County to host Amish Mud B-ball Tourney (April 2nd, 2011 at 22:04)

    Hey, you hooked me too. There were a few points that made me shake my head, but since I know that quite an interesting variety of people make up the Amish, I could believe it. What I figured is that your friend Alvin was one of those rogue fellows. Especially when it came trying to boost tourist numbers. Most Amish arent too excited about tourists staring at them …
    Now this aint April Fools joke, but I will let you in on a “secret.” It’s not really “secret,” but a new project in the planning stages for Intercourse, Pa. I just returned from a meeting this evening where brainstorms were a flyin’ about an “Anabaptist Heritage Center” for the 7 million tourists (I believe that was the number thrown out) that come every year to Lancaster County to see the Amish. I’ll keep you tuned so you can feature it when it materializes, it will be 6 months or a year before it gets going.
    It will be something akin to Behalt in Berlin, Oh.
    Mike

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    Mary Miller
    Comment on Holmes County to host Amish Mud B-ball Tourney (April 3rd, 2011 at 12:05)

    You had me there! :)
    Some Amish entrepreneur is this area (Elkhart Co, IN) has built a Sports Park for the Amish youth. Softball diamonds and Volleyball courts, and not sure what else, but a good way to keep the youth occupied in the summer.
    MennoHof in Shipshewana,IN is an Anabaptist Heritage center.

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    Bob Rosier
    Comment on Holmes County to host Amish Mud B-ball Tourney (April 3rd, 2011 at 15:15)

    I’m familiar with the Amish sports, but I would like to see information on some of the party games….Six Handed Reel, O-Hi-O, Twin Sisters, Skip to Ma Lou, Ring. I know about them, but don’t know much about the how they are played. Maybe something new for you to start Erik.

  • Thanks for the nice comments everyone, Lavonne I enjoyed that April Fool’s.

    Mike yes “bump up our tourist numbers” is pushing it a bit but you do get all types :) Interesting to hear about the Lancaster project and looking forward to more news.

  • Mary, I believe I heard about this, is the sports park near Shipshewana?

    Bob, on the party games, I don’t know how much I can share, but maybe someone else here can?

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    Mary Miller
    Comment on Holmes County to host Amish Mud B-ball Tourney (April 4th, 2011 at 06:44)

    Erik, the one I’m referring to is northeast of Millersburg, but in the same general vicinity of IN as Shipshewana.

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