Old Order Mennonite Memoirs


September 16, 2021

Editor's Note: This Roseann Zimmerman column is reprinted from the Sept. 8, 2011, edition of the Herald.

"Mom, lately all the stories you've read to us are about hardships," my son re- marked.

"Really?" I answered. "What have I been reading?" "Well, first there was Nat Bowditch during the Revolutionary War and only a star to steer his sailing ships by and next there was Judy's Journey."

Yeah, that was a Lois Lenski book and it told the story of migrant workers. From Florida to New Jersey they followed the crops that ripened. They could load all their belongings in one jalopy after each cr...

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