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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Amish Proverbs by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Amish Proverbs is such a sweet little book packed full of wonderful old sayings that are still meaningful today. Reading through each chapter/subject was such a journey of memories for me. Many of the proverbs were familiar to me from my childhood. My mother was a source of never ending sayings that either brought fear or laughs depending on what it was that I was doing. I remember my mom saying that the Pennsylvania Dutch had an odd way of saying things. One of her examples was "throw papa down the stairs a pair of shoes". That always made me laugh. I could understand that sometimes saying things can be mis-understood by others. I can only hope that I learned from that example.
As wonderful as the proverbs are, the photos throughout the book are a testament to how beautiful the simple things in life really are. Each photo will either bring memories of drives through the Amish areas of Pennsylvania and other states or just show you a small part of how beautiful well kept farms really look. There are also many photos of simple tools, crafted items, quilts, food and many more lovely images that you will enjoy looking at.
I highly recommend this book to everyone. It's a joy to look at and read over and over again.

I received this book from Litfuse and the review is my own opinion.

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