Good-bye Ohio, Welcome Pinecraft

This is my last shot before leaving Ohio. I got on the Pioneer Trails bus at German Village in Berlin and took this photo of the Swartzentruber double seated from the window after I was on the bus. Most of the Swartzentruber Amish live in Wayne County, so I was surprised to see this in Berlin, but so be it.

And the first picture I took was of the Welcome Home banner my neighbor Erma tacked on my porch railing. I think she had a lonely six weeks while her neighbors on both sides of her left within a few days the beginning of June and they all returned home this week. So life should go back to normal for all of us.
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  1. Saw your comment on A Joyful Chaos and decided to stop by. I like your blog theme of "Here or there..depending on where you are". I couldn't help but smile when you mentioned Ohio and NC. I grew up in Ohio, but now live in NC. We are heading home (to Ohio) this weekend and I can't wait to see all of my family again! Blessings!

  2. Heres hoping your trip was a very good one. And im sure the Florida heat was waiting for you to get back. Although its very hot up in Pennsylvania as well, so know one is safe. Richard from Amish Stories.

  3. Uf, no triangle on that buggy, and no reflector tape. Must be hard to see at dusk or after dark...

    As always, it is such a pleasure to see your photos...


  4. Saloma, The Swartzentruber will not have a triangle or reflector tape for it is considered too worldy. They don't have very many accidents compared to the mainstream Amish, but then there are not as many of them. So I am guessing percentage wise it is probably about the same amount of accidents.



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