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Monday, September 3, 2012

Marilyn's first ever post for Amish Stories: As she visits Amanda Graber the old order Mennonite woman who made national headlines with her runaway horse buggy accident in New York State.

Old order Mennonite buggy owned by Amanda Graber


Click here to view story: Woman Injured in Horse and Buggy Accident - YNN, Your News Now




I read about a buggy accident where a lady and her grandson were riding in the buggy when the horse got spooked and took off. The grandson jumped off, but the carriage tipped over and the grandmother got dragged in it for several feet.  When the horse was stopped, the lady was taken to the hospital.  She is now recovering at home.  Her address was in the paper and as it was only three towns over from and where I did not know Amish and Mennonites live, I went over there and found her house.  

Her granddaughter was selling canned goods and vegetables in one of the barns and allowed me to take pictures of their buggy.  This is not the one that was in the accident-it was a total loss-but just like it.  Also, inside where I bought the canned beets and potatoes were the lovely rag rugs that they had for sale.   These rugs were made by the lady that was in the accident before she got hurt.  The family is selling them to help pay for her medical bills.  


I plan to go back there around the first of September to buy a rag rug for myself and see if we can’t work something about me obtaining some to put and sell on eBay.  All the money would go to their family to help pay the bills.  I asked if they still had the horse and the girl said-but they are selling it.

Like I said, I will check and see if I can work out something on the rag rugs.  I will also be putting some Amish/Mennonite magazines on my eBay plus I have some Amish/Mennonite dresses and prayer caps for sale.  Marilyn

Amanda Graber's home 

A sign pointing to Amanda's home


 Amanda Graber's garage: And some of the rugs that she makes and sells.
Front view of her buggy



Birds in a farm field
A small market where some of the old order Mennonites and Amish sell their produce.




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2 c. sugar
2 t. baking powder
2 t. soda
1/2 c. shortening
2 eggs
1 c. milk
1 c. boiling water
1/2 c. cocoa
1 t. vanilla
pinch salt
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I've created this website out of my own interest in the Amish/Mennonite culture and of living in the country. Its a place for people who are interested in the Amish like myself, and its also a place to share Images of the beautiful country side that is all around me. my name is Richard, and I live very close to an Amish settlement here in Pennsylvania. This site is dedicated to my mother, who had started all of this by taking me as a child to Lancaster,pa from our apartment in the Bronx projects..........THANK YOU MOM............... Richard