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  • Amish to the rescue after NY floods

    http://msnbc.msn.com/id/13842953/

    Neat little article.

    Unusually and exceedingly peculiar and altogether quite impossible to describe...



  • #2
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    Amish rule. I seriously have this strange ongoing interest in their lifestyle/culture. I find it very fascinating yet comforting that people live that way - so simple.
    disneyphile@gmail.com

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    • #3
      Re: Amish to the rescue after NY floods

      Come on down here where I live DP, we are surrounded by Amish. It is not unusual to see them shopping in Wal Mart here either.

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      • #4
        Re: Amish to the rescue after NY floods

        Originally posted by Disney Wrassler
        Come on down here where I live DP, we are surrounded by Amish. It is not unusual to see them shopping in Wal Mart here either.
        Very cool!!!!

        When I lived in Iowa for a short time, I bought some ice cream from them at a county fair. When I saw men in suspenders rolling out wooden barrels and hand-churning the ice cream, I knew it was going to be good! And, it was the best I've ever had.
        disneyphile@gmail.com

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        • #5
          Re: Amish to the rescue after NY floods

          We have the largest Amish population about an hour's drive from me, though.

          It's not unusual to see an Amish family enjoying a day at the water parks around here.
          -Tim

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          • #6
            Re: Amish to the rescue after NY floods

            Originally posted by FrumiousBoojum
            It's not unusual to see an Amish family enjoying a day at the water parks around here.
            What the heck do they wear??? I would imagine traditional swimsuits are not appropriate attire....
            disneyphile@gmail.com

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            • #7
              Re: Amish to the rescue after NY floods

              yep we have them here to, and I buy there bread and eggs from them. ( at the Saturday open market place) nice folk.

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              • #8
                Re: Amish to the rescue after NY floods

                Originally posted by Disneyphile
                What the heck do they wear??? I would imagine traditional swimsuits are not appropriate attire....
                Well sometimes they just have to make a few small tweaks to live the best way they can in our society these days .

                I mean about a month ago I saw some Amish ladies driving a truck at Wal Mart with some big barrels on a trailer attached to the back of the truck.

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                • #9
                  Re: Amish to the rescue after NY floods

                  they are always there when people are in need.. this is nice in todays society as most people dont want to help out another fellow human being

                  Friends for life

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                  • #10
                    Re: Amish to the rescue after NY floods

                    Originally posted by kelly
                    they are always there when people are in need.. this is nice in todays society as most people dont want to help out another fellow human being
                    I think that's one of the huge reasons why I'm so interested in their culture.
                    disneyphile@gmail.com

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                    • #11
                      Re: Amish to the rescue after NY floods

                      My greatgreat paternal grandfather left the sect he was in (I believe it was called "the River Brethern") started our family during his 'rumspringa' (sic) a time when youth are permitted to leave for a short time to see the world.

                      I guess he liked it a bit too much and never went back!

                      My aunt and uncle still live in the heart of Amish country, Lancaster County, PA. And yes, I've had their hand churned ice cream, butter and whatnot. Actually, they made their own potato chips! Those were awesome, totally fattening!

                      Peace out,
                      Roo
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                      • #12
                        Re: Amish to the rescue after NY floods

                        Originally posted by kelly
                        they are always there when people are in need.. this is nice in todays society as most people dont want to help out another fellow human being
                        This has not always been so. Its just recent that they have come out to enjoy more " earthly things and comunicate with people in there own comunities. Years past they did not mix with the public, and would shun outsiders .

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                        • #13
                          Re: Amish to the rescue after NY floods

                          I, along with my DH Dustin used to work at an AMish furniture store here in Northern CA. Our boss, my husband's best friend's dad owned it and knew a bunch of Amish folkes in Holmes County Ohio. It was the best, solid Oak or Cherry furniture that money could buy... in fact, our wedding present from them was this awesome oak table I'm typing on now!

                          Those Amish sure do know their lumber! Kudos!

                          To live would be an awfully big adventure.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Amish to the rescue after NY floods

                            Originally posted by Disneyphile
                            What the heck do they wear??? I would imagine traditional swimsuits are not appropriate attire....
                            Well... I haven't seen any yet, as I don't go to the water parks, but from what I understand, it's pretty much the guys having fun while the women stand by in their traditional wear.

                            I have seen them just about every trip to the zoo across the parking lot, though.
                            -Tim

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                            • #15
                              Re: Amish to the rescue after NY floods

                              Roo--my family had a camp in Mifflinburg, Pa. Right in the heart of Amish country....my grandfather was Penn. Dutch. We passed through there last year to show my Southern husband all the beautiful land and farms. He loved it.



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