Here are some of my favorite sightings from this week in Pennsylvania:
The Amish boy - about age ten - collecting the mail at the end of his driveway in his gray shirt and black pants with suspenders and of course, straw hat. Adorable.
The store we went into that was housed in a wonderful 1817 brick building that used to be right at the crossroads of the "world" where everyone passed between Baltimore and Philadelphia. At one time it was a hotel and tavern. Next to the main building was a small brick building perhaps a stable, with a water pump still outside the door. Now it's on a back road in a small town, barely noticed by the world.
The tractor store we visited that was full of all kinds of farm supplies and had a corner dedicated to John Deere baby things like socks and bibs.
The pumpkins piled high at the local Lowe's with a price tag of $3.99 each. (About the per pound price at home)
The aisles packed with people loading the shelves when I went to the local Giant grocery store at 7am. Strangely enough, it doesn't seem to occur to our local grocers to get the shelves filled before all the customers pack the store...what do they care if you can't get through the aisles?
The Flyers paraphernalia stacked high at the local Costco.
And always, the Amish clothes lines full of laundry, neatly separated by colors and hung with precision.