Sleds waiting for recess

New Wilmington Amish school

Rick shares another snowy scene from the New Wilmington Amish settlement in Pennsylvania.

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    1. Bill

      I like the sleds sitting out front awaiting recess. We’ve had snow across western PA every day for the past 11 days so I’m sure it’s piling up pretty good there in NW.

    2. I love that picture! On another topic, I recently found out (From Kevin Williams at The Amish Cook) about some Beachy Amish Mennonites about an hour outside of Memphis and their bakery sells something called “Fried pies” or something – similar to a Hostess pie, but Kevin says 10 X better. My husband works for a grocery chain called Schnucks here in St. Louis and they have 6 stores in Memphis and they carry the Backermann’s Bakery fried pies. He’s heading there for business this week and is bringing some home for us to try – can’t wait!! Ever heard of them – not Schnucks, the fried pies? Wow, that is REALLY off topic, sorry. 🙂

    3. Fried pies; a southern staple. I guess I am surprised that they are not common in the St Louis area. I know they are commonly sold all along the sourthern tier from Texas to Florida (or at least they were 35 years ago when I lived in Florida), but I’m not sure how far north you can find them.

      Never really thought about any place NOT having them. When I was a kid my dad had a friend called “Pie” Jones, who owned a fried pie company. When the pies on the store shelves were more than a certain number of days old he picked them up and replaced them with fresh stock. He gave away the older ones to neighborhood kids. For some reason he was my favorite among all of my dad’s friends! Lemon was always my favorite, but I never found one that I wouldn’t eat!

    4. Rick

      I never saw them playing it, but in the foreground are a series of circles where they had been playing the game “Fox and Goose”. Unlike the English in the area, the Amish scholars were back to school the Monday after Christmas. They would always stop playing and stare, then laugh at the crazy guy out for his walk.

    5. teresa

      i love everything you send to me but for the last few days i have not heard from you hope all is well with you missing your emails thanks teresa

    6. Hi Teresa, all is good, and I appreciate you asking–just now posted a new bit on Amish and health insurance.

      And on fried pies, if anyone feels like throwing a few in a brown envelope and sending them to Krakow…okay I didn’t think so either. Well, I guess I will have to wait. While I love the regular Polish food, Polish desserts can’t hold a candle to American ones.