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Icy Laundry; Update on Accident

The Wisconsin State Journal actually had an interesting - and respectful - photo in their paper depicting a laundry scene in Amish country. The picture was shot near Pardeeville.  This settlement is in the south-central part of the state, north of Madison.  Many Amish homemakers will choose to let their laundry dry on racks indoors when it gets to be very frigid, which is what Lovina does. One's fingers can get very, very cold trying to pinch clothespins on a line in zero degree weather.  But this Amish woman in Wisconsin was apparently brave enough to try.  Meanwhile, Lovina's husband has strung laundry lines up across their basement giving her ample room to hang everything, although she prefers the "fresher smell" of clean laundry drying outdoors.  Pardeeville, by the way, is one of Wisconsin's oldest Amish communities.  Only recently has the Badger State experienced a huge Amish influx and they have settled largely around the communities of Cashton and Sparta.

Meanwhile, an update on the Amish woman in Lancaster County, PA who was struck and killed by an automobile while walking to her mailbox early yesterday.  A Philadelphia TV station is reporting that three cars hit the woman, and two of them kept on driving!   Not good.  Click here to read a newspaper article about the accident.

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