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Got some growing to do

Beth Russo took the above during an auction at the Bowling Green, Missouri Amish community. Beth says: “This little girl went back to that buggie over and over again and her mom went and brought her back over and over again. Hilarious!” We’ll have more of Beth’s photos later in the week.  In the meantime, comments and captions welcome.

Odds and Ends on the Fourth

Happy July 4th.  I’ve got a few odds and ends today: Marlene Miller has added another book to the giveaway contest of her memoir Grace Leads Me Home. We’ll give away 2 books tomorrow. If you would like to enter the contest you can do so here. I was asked about those little images which appear by commenters names. They’re called “gravatars”, and they appear…

Top Riders

Top Riders

Ever had a ride like this?  Bob the Quaker took this photo in Lancaster County a few weeks ago.  Bob says the lighting was pretty bad, but you can see two boys on top of an otherwise full-looking buggy.  Your caption ideas are, of course, welcome.

Back atcha

The latest photo in need of a caption. Amanda Cohen, who took this last summer in Lancaster County, ended up with a little surprise while uploading it to her computer. Thanks to Emma for sending it along!

Top 5 Carriage Captions

As promised, I wanted to get in some recognition for the great captions sent in on yesterday’s buggy photo. You had me chuckling through the day as I checked the comments for new entries. So I though it would be fun to do a little vote. After much deliberation I whittled the top five captions down to these: [poll id=”5″]

Groundhog Day’s PA German connection

Happy Groundhog Day. Punxsutawney Phil apparently saw his shadow this morning, so batten down the hatches for another 6 weeks of chilly weather. This annual tradition has a couple of connections to the Penn. Dutch.  First, there happens to be a sizable Amish settlement in Clearfield County in the vicinity of Punxsutawney, PA (1,000+ people).  I don’t know of any groundhog-related customs associated with this…

Escaping Old Man Winter

I’m traveling from Poland to NC today, and from the feel of things I’m getting out of town right in the nick of time. After what was an unusually mild start to the season, winter arrived with a vengeance this past week, with the mercury hitting -17 Celsius at one point (and not budging much since). Minus 17 Celsius (right around 1 degree Fahrenheit) would…