The Amish Kitchen

Hello, this is Lovina’s daughter Verena. It’s Tuesday evening, and I decided to write Mom’s column. The sun is shining nicely, and there’s a nice breeze flowing.

I keep looking back at life at the age of 16. I was so excited to turn 16, and life seemed to go so slow. Now I am at the age of 24, and life seems to be going too fast. I wonder what I will be saying at the age of 50.

I recently got to experience going on an Amtrak train. I left with friends Samuel and Wilma and their 3-month-old daughter, Kimberly. I enjoyed the train ride — the only part I didn’t enjoy was trying to sleep. It wasn’t too comfy. We left the morning of July 11. We then arrived in Colorado at Samuel’s brother, Freeman, and his wife, Sarah’s, house the evening of July 12. That is where we stayed until July 16. Samuel’s sister, Laura, and Laura’s friend, Liz, rode back with us on the train. Laura and I shared a seat. We sure had an enjoyable time.

Lovina’s Amish Kitchen is written by Lovina Eicher, Old Order Amish writer, cook, wife and mother of eight. Her newest cookbook, “Amish Family Recipes,” is available wherever books are sold. Readers can write to Eicher at Lovina’s Amish Kitchen, P.O. Box 234, Sturgis, MI 49091 (please include a self-addressed stamped envelope for a reply), or email LovinasAmishKitchen@MennoMedia.org, and your message will be passed on to her to read. She does not personally respond to emails.

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