In Their Own Words…

These are some stories about the Amish taken from scribes’ letters in the Budget…in their own words! Enjoy!

A baby boy was born to William and Roseanne Miller on June 24th, weight 9 lbs. 4 oz., length 23-1/2”, named Daniel. This makes boy No. 8 with no girls. They were thankful for a healthy boy, but a little disappointed it wasn’t a girl. The same week the baby was born, the Millers hatched 54 guineas in their incubator. William said they are probably all roosters.

My husband discovered a clothes washer makes an excellent mouse trap. Leave the lid open. Once a mouse is inside, put it on spin cycle for only a short time. Upon opening the lid, the mouse will be so dizzy it won’t even think of biting you when you pull it out!

My wife is celebrating her 50th birthday today by canning sweet corn. So tonight will be a new experience for me, to sleep with a 50-year-old woman!

I recently found out that a young father, while his wife was in bed with a baby, intended to put a casserole in the oven so it would be ready at noon. When he came in she asked if he turned the oven on. Oh no, he forgot. So he turned it on and waited for the casserole to be ready. Well, it must be ready now, so he opened the oven door and no casserole was to be found! Then the little girl found it in the refrigerator instead of the oven!

Source: The Budget, PO Box 249, Sugarcreek, Ohio 44681

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. Shannon says:

    How cute are these!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Mocha with Linda says:

    Those are funny!

  3. Dan Endy says:

    love the budget. i pass it on to friends and relatives. people have commented and said that's how are small town local paper used to be. maybe it's time to return to simple again.

  4. Karla says:

    That made my day!! What a neat comment- and to think it came from a newspaper!! We just visited Holmes County Ohio last week and had a marvellous time. Met Kathy Fuller for lunch and had a couple of books autographed. It is a very unique area! We will make our annual visit to Lancaster PA in Sept.

  5. Saloma says:

    Thank you for your comment on my blog. I knew you had the radio show, but this is my first visit to your blog — although not my last!

    These "snippets" show the Amish brand of humor, don't they?

    Looking forward to discovering more of your blog…