The their own Words

In their own words…

Talking about older folks, it was kind of interesting the other day at school. The kids were discussing how old Kathy is. They had all different ages and they finally narrowed it down to 43 years old, which was correct. One of older girls remarked, “How can you still run like you do?” She said it’s hard to believe that being that old she could still run that fast. It’s always interesting to hear the remarks from these young kids. Scribe from Applecreek, Ohio

In their own words…

Back in the 1940s at the old brick public school then on this site is where I got my limited education, on two occasions aided by the teacher’s use of what was then known and feared as ‘the strap.’ Some 24 years before that, at the same location, my left-handed father was taught to write with his right hand. This was very successfully taught with the teacher’s ever present heavy wooden ruler rapped across his knuckles when he was caught with a pencil in his left hand. In everything except writing he was left handed all his life. And so the strap and the ruler and a piece of chalk thrown with deadly aim from the teacher’s desk were for many years ‘special education tools.’ They did leave a lifelong impression on we ‘old timers,’ hopefully to our betterment, sometimes perhaps not so. Scribe from Ontario, Canada.

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. A Joyful Chaos says:

    My grandpa was also left handed for everything except writing. His stories about what the teachers did to make him use his right hand made me really glad that somewhere along the line they schools decided to accept left handed writing.

    P.S. The word verification is hawkwog for some reason it's cracking me up.

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