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I Just Live Here

The windows in your church may have been made in my hometown, or the glass you used to sip your orange juice this morning. I just live here. We’ve been manufacturing glass here since 1890, when the abundance of natural gas and sandstone made Lancaster, Ohio, a natural choice for factories that blew and pressed […]

“Not Quite” a Good Neighbor

I’ve spent the last several years getting to know my neighbors, and I’ve made plenty of blunders along the way. My Top 10 mistakes are compiled in this list. “Not Quite” Amish Living might be an honorable goal, but let’s take care to avoid these pitfalls on being “not quite” a good neighbor: #10 Tell […]

Love My Neighbors—Seriously?

My husband and I once lived in four houses in three states in two years, ending up less than one mile from where we started. One of the neighborhoods where we lived was filled with families who had been there for many years—everyone knew everyone else and quite a bit of their business, too. Another […]

The Grocery Shower | Guest Post by Suzanne Woods Fisher

“Kindness, when given away, keeps coming back.” —Amish Proverb Scattered throughout farms in Amish America are small bulk grocery stores. They have no signage, no advertisements, no large neon lights. Only a sharp-eyed observer might notice a few metal grocery carts stacked out front and realize they belong to a store. Inside, a stream of […]

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