Buggies, Books, and Children

Some pix from a trip I took a few months ago to visit some Amish families in Pennsylvania. We stopped to drop some flowers off at my friend’s daughter-in-law’s house. Adorable little children playing in the front yard.

And then I had my first buggy ride!

This was Twila, the horse who obliged us. She doesn’t look too excited to go out, but she rallied!
This is taken from the inside of a buggy. It’s surprisingly noisy inside…the clip clop of the horse, the wind swirling past you. Imagine how it feels to have a car or truck pass you! Like an tornado rattles by!

Three-year-old Laura’s favorite spot in the buggy.
My friend’s finished basement–quilt frame in one corner, waiting to be quilted. A ping pong table in another! Notice the bookshelves!

If you think the Amish’ education ends at 8th grade, have another think! Formal schooling might end, but not their education. They are live-long learners.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Heather's Blog-o-rama says:

    This was really sweet…I've never ridden in a bugger…but I'd love to do that sometime. My favorite was the photo of the little girl in the buggy!!! That was the sweetest!!!! Hugs, Heather 🙂