Monday, January 30, 2006

Part one, The Clarkesville Victory

On May 7, 1945, Germany surrendered to the Allies, and WWII was over in Europe. Many of Poland's citizens were still starving and homeless. The United Brethren Missionary Society assisted by restocking the Polish farms with horses and cattle so that farming operations could again begin. Thrity two farmers from across America were chosen to handle and care for over 700 horses on a journey to Poland. They were nicknamed the "Cowboys" Robert Callin and Eli Beachy were two of the men chosen to accompany the horses.
The ship "The Clarksville Victory", was loaded with 744 horses, 258 tons of hay 32 tons of oats and bran. They arrived in Poland Dec. 27, 1945. The country was in horrible condition due to the war. Fifty six horses died on the voyage. Google search "The Clarksville Victory" to read Bob Callin's diary of the journey. What a journey it was! (part two below) Posted by Picasa

Part two "Clarkville Reunion"

On July 15, 1976, Bob Callin hosted a "Clarkville Reunion" a reunion party of 32 men who took part in the trip to Poland back in 1946. This photo was taken of the remaining "Cowboys" who came to the reunion and reflexed on the amazing trip 30 years ago. (Eli Beachy backrow left side) Way to go guys! Posted by Picasa

Saturday, January 28, 2006

The Beachy Amish 1927

Some leave the Old Order Amish and find themselves excommunicated. Others leave and join the Beachy Amish Mennonites and find themselves still in good relationships with the Old Order members. Bishop Moses M. Beachy was ordained in the Old Order. He announced that he would neither excommunicate nor shun Old Order Amish who had become Amish Mennonites. His church members deviated further from Old Order traditions, by founding Sunday schools, meeting in a church building, wiring their homes for commercial electricity, relaxing dress standards, and buying automobiles. For the next three decades, the movement spread to Indiana. Kansas, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada.
"We should not allow ourselves to become so entangled with our traditions that we transgress the commandments of God" Matt. 15: 3-9 Moses Beachy. Posted by Picasa

Sun City Awning, Surprise Arizona (next three posts)

Sun City Awning & Patio started doing business in 1971 and was purchased by the Beachy Family in 1978. Today we are the largest business of our kind in Arizona. Even though we've grown significantly over the years, we still keep a small-company focus with individual customer attention. is a user friendly web site. Posted by Picasa

Al & Martha Beachy

Al and Martha bought Sun City Awning in 1978 after moving to Arizona from Hartville, Ohio.
They married in 1962, had four children, and now have 10 grandchildren. They continue to contribute their valuable skills and expertise even after selling the company to Brian. (See next post below.) Posted by Picasa

Brian Beachy

Brian is Al & Martha's son. He has worked for Sun City Awning since 1989 and purchased the company in 2002. He earned a business degree in Marketing from ASU West in 1995 and married Cathy in 1999. They have two children: Zachary and Benjamin Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Spruce Goose

This is the plane. Scroll down and find the picture where I'm sitting in the pilots seat. Now you know the answer. This plane is on display in McMinnville Oregon. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Beachy Family Writers

To all of you writers of Beachy history and/or family stories, your stories are important. Don't put it off, write them down and share with the rest of us. I know some of you writers are working on your stories, hang in there until its done. I will be glad to post you on this site if you give me the go ahead. Posted by Picasa

Captain Gordon Beachy

The River 101.1 WVRV Ask the Authority Guest- "Pilot Gordon Beachy" with DC, Julie, Steve & Jill Devine! (Gordon is the good looking one in the middle)- He is a pilot and he was debunking some myths with us- He said that there is a rule that says the Captain and Co-Captain should not eat the same foods before a flight.Then Steve tried to get him to admit that they try to do the Woodpecker thing by hitting the brakes over and over while on the runway. Jill asked if he could explain the mile high club a bit. Scroll down to Jan. 17 Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Dr.Roger Beachy

The Beachy Laboratory is directed by Dr. Roger N. Beachy president of the Danforth Center.
975 North Warson Road St. Louis MO 63132 USA
The research group investigates the cellular and molecular mechanisms of virus infection in plants and develops strategies to control virus diseases. Knowledge of how viruses enter plant cells, are replicated, and spread throughout the plant will help combat these pathogens. Virus reseach has also discovered methods for making use of plant viruses as carriers of vaccines.
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Friday, January 13, 2006

Beachy Country Chalet

Beachy's Country Chalet, Sugar Creek Ohio

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Nathan Beachy

Nathan Beachy the 6'-1" junior right-hander from Arlington, Washington was honored as Cascade Collegiate Conference and NAIA Region I Player of the week, April 6, 2004. Posted by Picasa

Craig and Colleen Beachy

Craig and Colleen Beachy live on the Queen Charlotte Islands in B.C. The islands are located 4o miles south of the Alaska pan handle, a six hour ferry ride from Prince Rupert. This picture was taken New Year's Day 2006, on the north beach, if you look close you can see Alaska. The Four Wheeler is a Polaris, a popular ATV for beach combing the many miles of beaches on the island. Happy New Year Craig & Colleen! Posted by Picasa

Nathan and Rochele Beachy

Nathan and Rochele Beachy are family doctors in Cleveland Ohio. From July to December 2003 they served with MCC in central Nigeria at Faith Alive Clinic, located in Jos, a bustling city of 2 million, the clinic provides free medical care and specializes in ministering to people with AIDS. The Beachys served a pervious term in Nigeria from 1991 to 1993, when clinics were just beginning to test for AIDS. Now some 3.5 million Nigerians are estimated to be HIV-positive one of the highesr numbers of any country in the world. God Bless your efforts. Posted by Picasa