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Book details
  • Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SubGenre:Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:170
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350904031

Driven

by Stephen Fisher

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Overview
Stephen Fisher was born into an Old Order Amish family in Lancaster County, PA at the beginning of the Great Depression. He was the 8th child born of 15, placing him right in the middle of the birth order. He had a father who struggled to communicate and a mother who worked hard to compensate - only to become overwhelmed by life. Steve and his 5 brothers were farmed out at a young age to work in order to help the family survive during tough times. The boys spent their summers away from home and what little money they earned went straight to the family. Steve decided that he did not want to follow the Amish ways and at the age of 16 he left in the middle of the night with everything he owned wrapped up in a handkerchief...and so his journey began.
Description
Stephen Fisher was born into an Old Order Amish family in Lancaster County, PA at the beginning of the Great Depression. He was the 8th child born of 15, placing him right in the middle of the birth order. He had a father who struggled to communicate and a mother who worked hard to compensate - only to become overwhelmed by life. Steve and his 5 brothers were farmed out at a young age to work in order to help the family survive during tough times. The boys spent their summers away from home and what little money they earned went straight to the family. Steve decided that he did not want to follow the Amish ways and at the age of 16 he left in the middle of the night with everything he owned wrapped up in a handkerchief...and so his journey began. This book takes you through his story of nine decades, including services in the Korean War, meeting and marrying the love of his life, raising a family of his own, and building a multi-million dollar business. His extreme curiosity moved him into a world that provided opportunities he never could have dreamed of as a little Amish boy. Ultimately, Steve's life is about the blessings God provided and what he did with them. He was many things in his life, but above all, he was driven.
About the author
Stephen Fisher was born into an Old Order Amish family in Lancaster County, PA at the beginning of the Great Depression. He was the 8th child born of 15 placing him right in the middle of the birth order. He had a father who struggled to communicate and a mother who worked hard to compensate - only to become overwhelmed by life. Steve and his brothers were farmed out at a young age to work in order to help the family survive tough times. The boys spent their summers away from home and what little money they made went straight to the family. Steve decided that he did not want to follow the Amish ways and at the age of 16 he left in the middle of the night with everything he owned wrapped up in a handkerchief....and so the journey began.