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Heartsick!

Ach, I am ever so heartbroken tonight as I have received news from an Amish friend about an accident involvin' a close friend of hers.  The young woman was returnin' home with a group of friends from a Saturday night singin' (we hold our singin's on Saturday evenin's in Wisconsin, as opposed to Sunday evenin's like a gut many Amish communities elsewhere) when a vehicle drove pass and a beer bottle was thrown out the window and at the buggy, hitting the young woman in the head and causin' serious injury.

It is ever so hard for me to believe that one could be so Grausam (cruel).  In my heart of hearts I cannot understand why one would intentionally wish to harm another human bein', and such an innocent person at that.  Please help me understand as I am strugglin' this evenin' to make sense of this senseless act of hatred. 

Please join me in sendin' your prayers to Sarah as she recovers from this horrific crime.  I would be ever so dankbar (thankful)!

Leah Mast


Touched!

Hullo to ya Elgin!  Leah is a truly beautiful name, nee?!  I am livin' in Wisconsin, just outside the small village where the Amish community that I was born and raised in is located! 

My brother-in-law is a police officer in a small town in Wisconsin.  The funniest thing happened this summer ...  he pulled over a young couple visitin' the area from Arkansas -- they were caught speedin'.  Routine requires that my brother-in-law run the licence of all vehicles he pulls over, so he did.  He called in over the scanner, 'I have a license plate I want to check from "Are-Kansas" ;)  Bless his heart, jah?!  Poor guy never lived that one down with the other officers!  Nor with his wife!

To all of ya who responded to my post -- denki!  I never expected for anyone to reply!  I simply had to get my thot's off my heart lest they suffocate me that particular evenin'.  I was deeply touched, however, and I printed each and every response and sent them thru' mail to my friend Emma who then gave them to Sarah who was in tears after readin' them ... as I was told by Emma ;)

You all are so very sweet, for sure and for certain!

Leah

I SOLD SOME AKC BEAGLES TO A

I SOLD SOME AKC BEAGLES TO A MAN IN WISCONSIN LAST YEAR. I LIVE ON A 5ACREA LITTTTLE BITTTTY FARM. I RAISE CHICKENS GOATS SHEEP AND A CALF OR 6 AND HUNTING DOGS. IAM RETIRED WAS BUISSNESS MGR OF AUTO DEALERSHIP IN JONESBOR ARKANSAS 27 YRS. HAVE ALWAYS BEEN COUNTRY ATITUDE AND ALWAYS BEEN MISSIONARY BAP  ABA

Hullo!

A cousin of mine (David Mast) had spent a year in Jonesboro, Arkansas several years ago now.  He had a relative (Reuben) who had left the Amish community before himself and when my cousin left, he went and lived with his relative for some time ... until he was able to make some money and move into his own place.  Today he lives in Jamesport, Missouri with another fellow Amish -- Jonas!.

Leah

ACTION

ITS UNBELIEVABLE WHERE I LIVE I FOREVER AM PICKING UP BEER BOTTLES CANS PAPER SODA BOTTLES UP OUT OF THE FRONT YARD ALWAYS REMEMBER GOD KNOWS AND HAS AN ACCURANT RECORD BOOK I AM LOCATED IN TUCKERMAN ARKANSAS LEAH WHERE ARE YOU CATED AT O BY THE WAY MY DAUGHTERS NAME IS LEAH TO

Tuckerman trash

Let's see...I got a ticket for speeding in Tuckerman once! It was a pretty hefty ticket too, $125. My one and only ticket I've ever received, and I deserved it. I was going 11 miles over the speed limit. Hwy 67 borders Tuckerman, and I'll bet they make plenty of money from speeders on 67. I'll bet Elgin 1959's trash problem comes from that highway too.

Eliminating Trash

When we lived in a rural area in another state, our road came directly off a major highway.  People tended to turn off there to have a little picnic with their fast food purchases from a previous town.  Lots of stuff  ended up on the road side in our large pine trees.   We trimmed off the lowest groundsweeping branches, so that the house again was [a bit] visible from the road, which diminished the problem, immediately.  Not sure that would have an effect in these times, but 40some years ago, it did.  Better than trying to catch people in the act. 

Another thing my husband did:  One time, when we were hiking on a nearby mountain, we found some trash [mostly paper] on top.  My husband took a closer look & discovered an envelope with a clear address, so he mailed it back to the person.   Don't know if it did any good, but he felt a lot better. 

CS

re: eliminating trash

This conversation reminds me of a funny - and true - story from a few years back.  An American had thrown a bottle with a note in it off the coast of North Carolina.  The innocent indulgence of romantically imagining your note making it to some far off land.  Well, the American was rewarded a year later when he received a letter in the mail with a United Kingdom postmark.  Apparently the bottle had found it's way across the sea.  But rather than a nice letter, an Englishman sent a note admonishing the bottle thrower that "You Americans are always littering, your bottle washed ashore on our beautiful, clean coast!"

Praying

Hi Leah,

This just goes with our buggy safety thoughts from the other day, and how we both liked to see the good in people.  It is always upsetting to me when people act carelessly and cuse harm to others, I will pray for you, to gain understanding, for your friend Sarah, to heal and for the person(s) who acted carelessly.  After reading the book "Amish Grace" I have come to quite an different understanding of forgiveness in my own Christian walk as extended from the Amish community. I am sure that the community that Sarah is from will be of such support to her and her family. Just know that the Amish community as a whole is in my prayers each and everyday, this day there will just be a little extra being sent up to God.

Keep Faith,  Kimberly 

I'm so sorry

Leah, I am so very sorry for what happened.  I may never understand why people can be so mean and ugly.  I may not have the answers for what may happen in life, all I know is to pray for that person who did that horrible thing to this young women that God will convict that man's heart for what happened, forgive him and let God take care of the rest. 

Most importantly my prayers are for this young women, I truly hope she gets well soon.

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