Gayle Roper’s back yard abuts an Amishman’s field. She’s lived surrounded by Amish for more than forty years. She’s become very adept at passing buggies on solid yellow lines and buying cut flowers in big beautiful bouquets for $5.00 from the Amish girl down the road. She loves sights like two little Amish boys chasing their rooster who was running for his life or multiple buggies parked outside the home of the hosts of church this week. She’s the author of more than fifty books, many of them award winners.