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Lovina and Her Column

Just thought I'd share this: Lovina is the most delightful person, and her children are just a delight! Here's the thing: whenever I am feeling stressed and everything seems to be coming at me too fast, I go back and read Lovina's columns and sort of put myself in her day. It calms me and gives me a more centered mindset so i can go back to my own day and be more accepting and productive. I don't know if anyone else knows what I'm talking about. I hope so. 

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I agree!!  Lovina's books and column make me feel so calm.  Her stories make me feel good and knowing that she is content to lead a simple life, make me want to live simpler too and realize that it's the simple things in life that make you happy. 

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`i enjoy them too..i have 7 kids and i feel like all i do is cook, clean, sew, bake,wash clothes, and change diapers, glad to know im not the only one.

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I agree!! Every time I read Lovina's column it takes me back to when I was a child spending the summer with my grandmother. She lived out in the country and there was plenty of place to play and ride bikes, not like in town where we lived.  We hardly ever watched television and would be up at the crack of dawn helping in the garden. We thought it was fun we didn't know it was work!!

I remember many times sitting down to lunch or supper and my grandmother would say "sister run out to the garden and get some green onions."  She always called me sister, don't know why but out the door my bare feet would go running to the garden for those onions! Laughing

 She is gone now and I miss her.

Thats what the Amish cook always does for me..takes me back to  a happy, simpler time.

And we have Kevin (and Lovina of course!) to thank for that!!!

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The Amish community has always fascinated me and I am truly fortunate to have a Aunt who lives in Ohio and faithfully mails me the articles every couple of months. My family has enjoyed many of the recipes and it helps me unwind from my hetic schedule.

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We read Lovina's column in the Bradenton Herald when we spend the month of February on Anna Maria Island. My mom is 91 years old and has lost vision due to macular and loves when I read the column to her.

I've been meaning to google her for a long time so am delighted to find this site. Is the column syndicated anywhere in southern Minnesota or northern Iowa?

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Nina.....Ah, I love the Bradenton area..far cry from the harsh winters of southern Minnesota! You know, you might be in luck.  The Amish Cook column does appear every Tuesday (I think it is Tuesday, it might be Wednesday, but I am pretty sure it is Tuesday) in the Rochester Post-Bulletin out of Rochester, Minnesota.  They circulate widely in SE Minnesota and parts of extreme NE Iowa.  Otherwise that is really the only paper in the area that carries the column.  You can always read it here each week online:)

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As Kevin says,you can read the column here. That is all I have done,no paper around here carries it. However,there is something about holding a newspaper in your hands....it just isn't quite the same...Undecided

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Nina, I hear it is beautiful on Anna Maria Island. I have friends who own a condo there. I watch their home here (in Ohio) while they winter there every year. Sounds lovely.

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For the past 5 years we've spent the month of February there--with BOTH of our moms. As I said in my original post, my mom is 91 and my mother in law is 81. We drive and they fly down. They get along beautifully and go to the beach every day. Louise reads to my mom. The weather was chilly this year but it was still nicer than MN.

 

 

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how sweet that your mothers are enjoying their senior times together. I had a friend whose mother and MIL had a condo together.  They could not figure out why no one had suggested they do it sooner as they were both widowed quite young. That was their only regret - all the good times could have been sooner. It may have been that their personalaties were so opposite that their families did not think of it until necessity brought it about. My friend's health did not allow her to make the separate trips to assist them with dr visits etc and a central living space helped her.

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I live in Bradenton and am glad to see postings from you in the area.

I agree with another posting that reading about their life and daily chores makes my day seem so much easier.  I admire all the "family" way of joining in and getting the jobs done.  Lots of love among all the kids.

Hope the Herald continues to post.  We are in Hendersonville, NC for the summer and miss the column.

JSH

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I agree with piper. I love reading the columns. I just recently got back to reading them after not for 4 yrs, I really missed them and could of used to read her words at that time. I love the life they have, simple but fullfilling. Her stories remind me of when I was young and I helped my mom every year do the spring and fall cleaning. Also she canned every year too. Lovina's words bring back great memories and do help with a bad day. Great column, love to read it.

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I am always pleasantly surprised how many things that just seem like what we were raised with and we are not Amish. all the gardening, canning, freezing and butchering mud drought hay 

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Me,too! Also that is how we have strived to raise our family(and now,they are too!)

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I agree!  Her column brings me back to "reality".

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Believe me, posts like this always warm my heart....in the end, it's the only reason I really continue to syndicate the column....I'm soooo glad when I hear from readers who really get fulfillment from reading Lovina's words...

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lovina's columns make me want to sit out on the front porch in a big old rocker with a giant pitcher of iced tea or lemonade, wrapped in a good old fashioned quilt while reading a good book.