CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

August 7, 2014

Revisiting an Amish Wheelmaker

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

REVISITING AN AMISH WHEELMAKER

Article on my first visit to the Amish wainwright: An Amish Wainwright (Wheel-making) Shop

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“Do you remember me?” I asked the man whose scraggly beard matched his yellowing white hair.

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As my husband Monte drove up a quarter-mile lane lined on one side with lush offerings of almost-ripe corn I instructed him and our guests from Singapore—Hung Pheng, his wife Bee Oon and their son CZ—to follow my instructions: when we reach the end of the driveway, stay in the car while I speak with whomever shows up. Monte stopped the car when we reached a plain white farmhouse, its white curtains drawn back, and a large white-washed shed.

“Don’t know as I do,” answered the old-fashioned clad gentleman.

“We met about 1995. Do you remember someone (more…)

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