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Two Years as An Amish Schoolteacher–A Preview of My New Book

In less than two weeks, my book about my days as a schoolteacher in an Amish community will be available as an Amazon Kindle e-book. It’s been many years that I’ve wanted to share my unique experience, and I’m glad the day is almost here! Once upon a time, I was a teacher in a …

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A Shetland Pony Was My Best Christmas Gift

Here is a letter written around 1915 by a young fellow named Eugene about his Christmas present, which even by today’s standards, was a pretty spectacular gift. Enjoy! One day, not long ago, my mother was reading a farm magazine and she saw a picture of a Shetland pony named “Cub,” hitched up all ready …

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Inventions that Made a 1930s Housewife Thankful

This is an actual list from the early 1900s of some of the inventions that readers of Today’s Magazine, a magazine dedicated to housewives, made them the most thankful. Baby’s own bathtub— a miniature bathtub was much more manageable for frequent bathing and saved mothers from having to haul water to the full-sized household bathtub. …