Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Buggies in the Fog

We headed to the Kutztown auction on Saturday morning in a heavy fog. Along the way, we passed several buggies and bicycles heading towards Fleetwood, more people than we would see on a normal Saturday and all seemed to be dressed for church. As we turned into the road to visit Leid's Shoes and Saddlery, we were stopped for a funeral procession including a funeral wagon, buggies, bicycles and cars. I didn't take any pictures of the funeral procession or the wagon out of respect but it was definitely a site to see. We found out from a woman at Leid's that a local Mennonite woman, Betty Jane Weaver, was riding her bicycle and struck from behind by a car driven by an 81 year old woman who didn't even bother to stop. The driver of the car was followed by a witness who had her return to the scene. What a horrible clash of cultures and my heart goes out to Mrs. Weaver's family, her 10 children and her grandchildren.

These are two of the buggies that we passed along the way.


You can see a picture of what the funeral wagon looked like here.

4 comments:

lisa said...

That is something that is very common out here, we have lots of amish folks everywhere! We see amish here everyday! They live all around us! So, sad to have to see that seen first thing in the morning!

George said...

I really like your blog. You write really well.

cherie said...

what in the world! so sorry for mrs. weaver and family. hope they are all right...

Martha in PA said...

What a sad story! The buggies in the fog make a wonderful photo!


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