The their own Words

In their own words…

Polly Anna Yoder celebrated her 60th birthday this week. Her five-year-old granddaughter, Rachel Joy, wanted to make a card for her grandmother. She got out a big piece of paper and told her mother, “Grandma is big so I need a big sheet of paper,” and later on she asked her mother, “Should I have used old paper since Grandma is old?” Scribe from Bellefontaine, Ohio

In their own words…

Coming home after dark and finding the supposedly locked basement door ajar, then hearing noises upstairs caused goose bumps and chills up and down son Joseph and Erma’s spine. Upon investigating they found a cat blissfully enjoying their warm house, but with no intentions of leaving it soon. After leading Joseph on a merry chase several times through the rooms, over curtains, desk sink and in the closet it finally left, defeated, restoring peace and quiet in their home. Results were a big scratch on the desk, several curtains torn down and possibly minus several of her nine lives. Scribe from Millersburg, Ohio

In their own words…

Truly, Daniel Hostetler’s little piggies thought ‘corn is for the pigs.’ The family had husked and cleaned three big bowls full of sweet corn out under the shade tree. It was dinnertime so they left them there intending to cut if off the cob after dinner. Well, little piggies thought it dinnertime, too. They helped themselves to this sweet corn buffet. They ate some, got some dirty, and made a mess, but Daniels still canned around 50 quarts, so they didn’t ruin it all. Scribe from Milton, Iowa

In their own words…

And a final word of wisdom for the week. Never, ever let a 5-year-old talk you into giving the family dog its yearly bath on a busy Saturday, no matter how much it stinks. I think we traumatized the dog and ended up having to wash my girl’s clothes. She was sweet and dirty from head to tie…and the dog? Well, let’s just say that the dog gave us a wide margin the next hour or so. But when it came back, I have to admit, it smelled just a little like the Joy dish detergent that we used, so I guess it was worth it! Scribe from Mt. Eaton, Ohio

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. Mocha with Linda says:

    Those are funny!