15 responses to Meadow Mill School Auction, Holmes County
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    Comment on Meadow Mill School Auction, Holmes County (May 26th, 2014 at 07:35)

    Great shots!
    Tom The Backroads Traveller

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    Juanita Cook
    Comment on Meadow Mill School Auction, Holmes County (May 26th, 2014 at 09:42)

    Great photo’s. Looks like they had a great turnout for the auction.

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    Comment on Great photo! (May 26th, 2014 at 12:09)

    Great photo!

    Thanks for sharing the photo Mike! Holmes County is beautiful, I wish we had your hills.

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    Comment on Meadow Mill School Auction, Holmes County (May 26th, 2014 at 15:46)

    Is this Meadow View or Meadow Mill School Auction?

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1430992063816578/ (2014)

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.626217690740998.1073741834.155424721153633&type=3 (2013)

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      Comment on Meadow Mill School Auction, Holmes County (May 27th, 2014 at 06:45)

      Ooops, looks like its Meadow Mill …

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      Comment on An Amish school in every meadow (May 27th, 2014 at 06:58)

      An Amish school in every meadow

      Thanks for the sharp eye Linda, going by the Facebook photo and info looks like that’s the one, just changed it above.

      Mike in your defense, though the event is called Meadow Mill School Consignment Auction, it looks like the school featured in the Facebook event photo is actually called “Meadow Brook” (appears to be the same school captured in your photo as well), and there is also this info:

      “We are a group of four Amish parochial schools. We fund our schools without state or tax money. This sale is run by donated labor and is solely for the benefit of our schools.”

      Maybe folks are just fond of using “Meadow” in their school names in this area 🙂

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    Tom Geist
    Comment on Neat! (May 26th, 2014 at 16:41)


    Each of these auctions have a little different flavor to them look wise. Thanks for sending in this one Mike.

    Tom in Lincoln, Ne

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    Comment on Meadow Mill School Auction, Holmes County (May 27th, 2014 at 05:25)

    Nice pictures. As you were referring to images of an artist: it reminds me of works of Pieter Breughel where something is happing in each corner as well.

    For example:

    This last one is often used in schools in Belgium (at least Dutch speaking) as it pictures many Dutch proverbs.

    Just thought I’d share. 🙂

    Thanks for the pictures!

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      Comment on Holland Dutch Proverbs (May 27th, 2014 at 06:56)

      Holland Dutch Proverbs

      Janina, the last link you shared is a busy picture! Are the animals sheep or pigs? I wish I could know some of your Dutch proverbs, if you are able to translate them. Very interesting.

      I Googled Holland Dutch proverbs, and a website came up with your picture and a list of over 100 Netherlandish Proverbs in the picture, and what they mean. Wow.


      The one proverb, “If the blind lead the blind both will fall in the ditch,” may come from The Bible. Matthew 15:14 says “And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.”

      It’s also interesting that several of the women in the 1559 painting have their head covered. Thanks, Janina

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        Comment on Meadow Mill School Auction, Holmes County (May 27th, 2014 at 11:02)

        The two white animals in the front are sheep but there are also many pigs in the picture.

        An example:
        The one sheep lying down is the proverb “Zo mak als een lammetje”, translated “as calm as a lamb” and meaning very easy, obedient.

        On this website you can click on the picture and you get the proverb in Dutch. If there are any you want to see translated, feel free to ask.

        I should check the etymology for that proverb, but I think many do indeed come from the Bible. I will also look into the head covering of the women in the picture.

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          Comment on Meadow Mill School Auction, Holmes County (May 27th, 2014 at 16:23)

          Janina, this Pieter Bruegel picture is intriguing to me today. On which website could you click on the big picture to get the proverb? I did come across another site which has the proverbs of the picture in German. The one about the lamb is “Geduldig wie ein Lamm.”


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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Parking lots (May 27th, 2014 at 11:34)

    Parking lots

    I’m struck by the photo of both Amish and English parking lots. I can’t help but wonder if there were more Amish or English there, what with Amish families being traditionally so large, whereas the English may only have 2-3 people per vehicle, saving the rest of the space for purchases. 😉

    It looks like the nice weather encouraged a good turnout. I hope sales went well!

    Thanks for the photos! I’m “on vacation” (STAY-cation) this week, and perusing the photos makes me feel as if I’ve actually BEEN somewhere!

    Alice Mary

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    Comment on Sorry we missed it and Mike (May 28th, 2014 at 20:40)

    Sorry we missed it and Mike

    I believe this is one we attended last year, the pictures sure make it look really familiar. It is a beautiful area, there are a lot of ‘english’ that attend this one. Great food-and just an all around great atmosphere. Was REALLY impressed to see the older Amish men still be able to pick extremely large and heavy pieces of wood furniture.

    Sorry we missed the chance to meet Primitive Christianity!

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      Comment on Meadow Mill School Auction, Holmes County (May 28th, 2014 at 21:13)

      Well, hey, if you want to meet me, I am in New Bedford, just a couple miles down the road from the auction. And I actually didn’t go to the auction. It was a drive-by shot. I was out that morning gathering video and pictures for a historical project and my son reminded me that the auction was going on, so I went by and took the shot from the road.

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        Comment on Meadow Mill School Auction, Holmes County (May 29th, 2014 at 16:48)

        Oh, thanks Mike-we actually reside in Medina not around there, hope we can sometime-I forgot you moved to Ohio!

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