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These are busy days as I try to
empty my gardens in preparation
for a train and bus trip across
Canada. Of course it will include
several airplane rides that I am not
looking forward to as my ears
often hurt me during flights.
But for now I can pickles and
tomatoes. And, we buy pears and
plums by the basket Another ritu
al of September is the picking of
Concord grapes that climp up our
old, brick smokehouse. The juice
is canned and the grape sauce is
I actually asked my husband to
rototill the green beans as I was
tired of picking them for months.
Now I have Kentucky Wonder
beans that grown on a permanent
fence beside my pole limas. Even
though it has been a dry summer
the lima beans managed to give a
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good crop. Last year they were all
leaves and no beans.
Allen has been using ladders to
pick apples from the tree in our
front yard. They are small but so
far we’ve made 24-quart of apple
sauce. Now we have used all of
our cans and all of our freezer
boxes so we shall have to stop pre
serving things for the winter. The
last sweet com has been frozen but
I still want to make cole slaw from
some of my many cabbage heads.
The other Sunday we were
pleasantly surprised to have three
Amish families visit us at the same
time. Their little children were
well behaved. Much better, infect,
than our own grandchildren who
rush in and grab everything and
then a big crash follows. My
children tell me that I should not
have little things setting around on
the tables to tempt little fingers.
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Where Talent, Hard Work
(Continued from Pago B 16)
back in the area, the couple offered
to help Janice’s aunt at the caramel
Three years ago, Ellen retired
from overseeing die annual event,
and Janice took charge. As owner
of 10 U-Gio Learning Centers.
Janice has plenty of expertise in
management which helps in plan
ning and ordering supplies. She
purchased six burners to cut down
on rental fees, although they con
tinue to rent an additional four bur
ners on which to cook the caramel.
Two industrial size poppers are
used to pop com continuously for
two days, and 40 volunteers work
in shifts at the stand.
Everyone has an assigned job.
Some stir the mixture in the kettle,
others pop com, others fill the
kettle.... There is even an assigned
Caramel com bums quickly and
it takes constant watching.
"We are so busy, we barely have
time to talk,” Janice said.
A Little Bit Of History
(Continued from Page BIS)
in perfect working condition.
“I’m very particular” he said.
No nails hold the wheels. It is
held by a band of steel put on by
"The wheel should ring when
bounced,” he said. “If it thuds, it
He said, “I see people cutting
comers when they make replicas,
but I’m trying to take longer cor
ners make it better rather
He said, Tm sentimental in
Lancaster Firming, Saturday, Saptambar 18,1993-817
Despite the team’s best efforts,
almost every year, one or two of
the 75 batches made are discarded
because it became scorched.
This year, Janice and her hus
band, John, purchased 300 pounds
of popcorn and 170 pounds of mar
garine for the upcoming event.
Janice said that many volunteers
have been generous in supplying
things to make the job easier. Some
donations include a large spatula
with a long handle, which is used to
clean out the kettle between batch
es, a four to five-foot paddle to stir
the mixture, a rack to cool the pop
corn, and a wire sifter to sort out
Although Ellen no longer is in
charge of the caramel com stand,
she continues to help with it.
’Tt gives you a good feeling
because the money goes to help
people who really need it," she
It’s a lot of work lugging the
heavy kettles in and out, and a
sticky mess to clean up, but Janice
always looks forward to the event
what I do. I am the fifth generation
to make a wagon. I live and breathe
this every day.”
Ron makes about 30 wagons a
year, some are sleighs, water
wagons, and other types.
Ron’s interest in history and
wagon-making are so intertwined
that he wrote a historical account
of his great-great-grandfather’s
business. Each wagon and sleigh
sale includes a copy of the book,
which he has had printed.
Ron is on the board of directors
at Landis Valley Museum and
demonstrates wagon building
there and at several places such as
the Hans Herr House at Willow
As an engineer for Ford New
Holland in evening hours. Ron
spends every afternoon in his shop
behind his Landisville home. He
and his wife, Yvonne, have three
children, Stacie, 6; Veronica, 3;
and Paul. 4 months.
Of finding enough time to work
full-time and almost full-time
again at his ballooning wagon bus
iness. Ron said, “I just hustle.”
His quest in life comes from the
biblical quotation in I Thessalo
nians 4:11-12 NIV: Make it your
ambition to lead a quiet life, to
mind your own business and to
work with your hands, just as we
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Ham, Eggs, Bacon
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She said that her aunt and herself
come from families of hard work
ers. “We both were raised to work
Many other volunteers work
together to make the auction a suc
cess by donating supplies, monies,
and talent In addition to auction
items, stands are set up with baked
goods and other food items, arts
and crafts, quilts, a farmer’s mark
et, share-a- meal, a heifer sale.
For those who would like the
recipe to use at home. Ellen and
Janice are glad to share it.
2'A to 3‘A gallons popped com
2 cups light brown sugar
A cup molasses (King or Turkey
2 sticks margarine
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 teaspoons salt
'/< cup water
Combine sugar, molasses, mar
garine, vinegar, salt and water and
bring to a boil at 280 degrees. Pour
mixture over popcorn. Stir quickly
toldyou, so that your daily life may
win the respect of outsiders and so
that you will not be dependent on
His dream is to turn a neighbor
ing warehouse into a museum and
restaurant. “I would fill it with
wagons and everything old.
Nothing would ever be locked
away,” he said.
Within the next few months, he
plans to make a Conestoga covered
wagon according to scale from
prints he obtained from England.
He’d also like to make a wagon
to be pulled by miniature horses.
If you would like more informa
tion about Reber Wagon Works,
call Ron at (717) 898-1819 or write
to 237 Broad St., Landisville, PA
Ron thinks it is symbolic thathis
great-great-grandfather was also a
minister in the Church of the Bre
thren faith and now the Reber
wagons are used to help raise funds
for disaster relief. Each year, three
anonymous donors share the cost
of the wagon to donate it to the
sale. Last year, the wagon sold for
The auction will be held at the
Lebanon Area Fairgrounds on Fri
day, September 24. at 4:00 p.m.
and Saturday, September 25, start
ing at 7 a.m. with breakfast