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

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