While in Holmes County, Ohio, last week, I interviewed Jonas Miller who is quite a historian when it comes to the Amish in these parts. He, in fact, is a narrator during “Country Coach Adventure Bus Tours” through the heart of Amish country here. He explained to me, for instance, that the Amish have their own form of “health insurance.” That is, many of the Amish churches have collective insurance funds. And what’s more, they often find their hospital and doctor rates low because they believe the Bible “teaches against” suing people. He also said the Amish dress plainly and conservatively because there are premiums placed on modesty and not standing out in community. In fact, the Amish place tremendously emphasis on the importance of community. Mr. Miller explained that recently lightenning had struck an Amish barn, burning it to the ground. In the next few days, the debris had been cleared, a foundation laid and the barn was rebuilt, for free, by 1,200 Amish, from eight different states. Yet another form of “Amish insurance.” If you’re Amish, you’re apparently “…in good hands.” Note: I wrote a letter to the editor of The Daily Record in Wooster, Ohio, saying we as a society would do well to learn much more about Amish ways.