11 responses to Nebraska Amish Auction at Milroy, PA (18 Photos)
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    Slightly-Handled-Order-Man
    Comment on Nebraska Amish Auction at Milroy, PA (18 Photos) (September 4th, 2015 at 06:51)

    Man, I could fit in with this Nebraska Amish group, no sweat! (well, a little sweat, especially this week on the shores of Lake Ontario)
    they’d just have to excuse me for having sippers on my pants 🙂

    I really like that look actually!! [I could go a little more plain this fall, but If I stay with my Friends Meeting I might stand out a little, everyone is likely academic and or professional in background and not plain farmers]
    This is an awesome show of community, and I think the Amish generally serve as examples to us all.
    Thank you for a wonderful article, and I hope the Amishman it was in aide of has a good and full recovery

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      Bill Rushby
      Comment on Ohio Yearly Meeting (September 4th, 2015 at 07:28)

      Ohio Yearly Meeting

      Slightly-Handled-Order-Man: You need to check out the Conservative Friends of Ohio Yearly Meeting. They have a member in Big Valley.

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    ANN*H
    Comment on Nebraska Amish Auction at Milroy, PA (18 Photos) (September 4th, 2015 at 15:03)

    Thanks for the pictures . I enjoyed them

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    Kate
    Comment on Nebraska Amish Auction at Milroy, PA (18 Photos) (September 5th, 2015 at 08:45)

    How nice to see pictures from our neck of the woods! And I even recognized a person and the location. 🙂

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    Nicholas
    Comment on Thanks! (September 5th, 2015 at 10:09)

    Thanks!

    Thanks for the photos, Jerry! I met someone who was ex-Amish from Big Valley (can’t remember if he said he was Renno or Byler Amish), and he told me that some Nebraska Amish have cell-phones, now. I wondered if you saw any of that during the auction. It’s a treat to get to see photos of this group! Thanks again!

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      Jerry
      Comment on Cell phones (September 5th, 2015 at 15:26)

      Cell phones

      Yes, I saw four or five this day and the following Saturday they had an even bigger sale about three miles away. The latter sale has been an annual event for many years. I noticed that an equal number of men and women had phones. All of them were older “flip” models.

      Funny side note…In 2014 I attended a sale on the other side of Jack’s Mountain and there all the teens had smart phones and this year when I was there not a single smart phone was to be found.

      I do find phones (a few smart ones) all over South Central Pa. They’re about as common as flip-flops among the Amish here. In Synder County I still see lots of OOM using land line phones in that little booth down by the road.

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        Nicholas
        Comment on Huh. (September 6th, 2015 at 07:38)

        Huh.

        Not sure what to make of the “most conservative” Amish using cell phones. Maybe this is a case of seeing they are so different in other ways they don’t view the cell phone as much of a threat. Or maybe they see it as a way of easily staying in touch with the wider Nebraska group thus facilitating a stronger feeling of community which would encourage the youth to stay in the church.
        Funny that you saw a bunch of smart (or should it be smarty?) phones last year but not this year. I suspect someone has preached very strongly against them.
        Thanks again and have a good Labor Day weekend!

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    Comment on White Topper (September 5th, 2015 at 13:20)

    White Topper

    I live so close and saw this auction listed, but have never attended any of their auctions. Think I should go next time. Milroy is actually closer to State College than mentioned in the story; probably only 12 to 15 miles over the 7 mountains. This group of Amish and the other 2 in the valley are often seen using cellphones. I just found that a “white topper” teenager even has a Facebook page. He must have a smartphone! I’ve noticed that this group is more likely to have their picture taken also, as evidenced in all the photos of Bill Coleman. I find that the black and yellow toppers (Renno & Byler) will not permit any photo taking. I just recently had asked to take a picture of a young furniture maker’s items and he wouldn’t allow me to since he still owned them. I thought I’d be doing him a favor with free advertising of his nice wood crafting on my Facebook page, but wasn’t permitted to unless I bought it first! He was a black topper. Some break or twist the rules a little and some stay firm.

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    Comment on Rooting for the runaway hog (September 6th, 2015 at 12:29)

    Rooting for the runaway hog

    . . . . but I’m sure they caught him.

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    Jerry
    Comment on The wall hanging sold on ebay. (September 14th, 2015 at 20:46)

    The wall hanging sold on ebay.

    Thank you Amy H. for buying the pieced panel. It was very gracious of you to do that. Amy paid $46.00 which might have been a bit much but her heart was in it to help.. This short notice auction benefited an Amish man who was hurt badly in a logging accident. I’ll take the money up there either this Saturday as I will be in nearby McClure for the Bean Soup Festival, or next Wednesday when I go to the Reedsville Flea market. Thanks again Miss Amy.

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