22 responses to 5 Non-Amish People Who Amish Depend Upon
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    Colleen
    Comment on Unfortunately... (July 30th, 2015 at 08:56)

    Unfortunately...

    They also must use the services of the undertaker.

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    Jeff
    Comment on Ironic ad (July 30th, 2015 at 11:46)

    Ironic ad

    Once again, an ironic ad popped up. Right under the list for amish taxis, an ad for Uber came up. Are you planning all these? 🙂

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      Comment on 5 Non-Amish People Who Amish Depend Upon (July 30th, 2015 at 12:58)

      Not at all, you’ll have to talk to Google 🙂 They’re usually automatically matched to the content of the page. Uber probably appeared since taxis were mentioned near the top. But yes, sometimes I find them funny too 😉

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        Jeff
        Comment on Gotta be careful! (July 30th, 2015 at 14:59)

        Gotta be careful!

        Hopefully you won’t write any articles about “private” matters amongst the Amish. I’d hate to see the ads then! 🙂

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on 5 Non-Amish People Who Amish Depend Upon (July 30th, 2015 at 16:28)

    This is probably far-fetched, but I think that many of us have simple human curiosity about the other, and if both (Amish & English) are willing to get to know the other and ask a few respectful questions, it helps to keep outrageous “generalizations” from being spread.

    Funny about the Uber ad, but I was just wondering (before reading Jeff’s comments) if the Amish had discovered Uber (or LIFT, or others like them) for occasional use? If for nothing else than getting around places the Amish like to visit on vacation. Does anyone know?

    Alice Mary

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      Tom Geist
      Comment on 5 Non-Amish People Who Amish Depend Upon (July 31st, 2015 at 00:25)

      I might be wrong, but don’t you use the internet to connect with rides using Uber and Lift type places? That would not work for the Amish. They might even charge more than the usual English drivers.

      Tom in Lincoln

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        Comment on Uber for Amish? (July 31st, 2015 at 12:13)

        Uber for Amish?

        I haven’t used it yet but I think you need the app. Some Amish smartphone users would theoretically still be able to participate and maybe some have. I think Uber is more active in cities and highly populated areas though, so maybe an area like Lancaster County.

        I’ve heard that Uber can be cheaper than a conventional taxi but not sure about how it might compare to Amish taxi rates. Amish taxis also tend to be for hauling larger numbers of people and I believe Uber is mainly people using their personal vehicles which in most cases aren’t going to be large passenger vans. Interesting thought though. Maybe someone can develop an Amish-friendly version of this called “Graber” or something like that 🙂

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          Dave
          Comment on 5 Non-Amish People Who Amish Depend Upon (August 3rd, 2015 at 18:11)

          Funny Eric 🙂 It is also Ironic that Uber is German…..

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          Tom Geist
          Comment on 5 Non-Amish People Who Amish Depend Upon (August 3rd, 2015 at 22:28)

          Again, not 100% sure…but I believe the cost for these rides are paid in advance by credit cards… though a debit card might be able to be used as well.

          Good point about the size of the vehicles Erik, unless this was an emergency for just a few people, it would be tough for it to work out.

          Tom in Lincoln

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            Slightly-Handled-Order-Man
            Comment on 5 Non-Amish People Who Amish Depend Upon (August 4th, 2015 at 18:11)

            Truber is a brilliant idea!
            I’m not 100 percent on how it would work, especially for people who don’t use internet connected phones. Bulletin boards somewhere? Maybe market spaces or Amish owned stores…

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    Shirley Chapel
    Comment on construction workers (July 30th, 2015 at 19:48)

    construction workers

    About 15 years ago or so my husband and I sold a piece of property and the buyer had a home built on it. We lived next door to the property that we sold. The boiler hired an Amish construction crew to come a.did some of the building work on the home. It’s a beautiful house and very well built .

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    Pat Huberty
    Comment on Another Link (July 31st, 2015 at 14:21)

    Another Link

    Let’s not forget the mailman and other delivery persons. My Amish friends get lots of letters and some magazines. They also order from catalogs for both personal and business needs.

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    Dody
    Comment on They took me in (July 31st, 2015 at 18:02)

    They took me in

    I was taken in until my parents were found and cared for as one of their own children. Although I think it is a rare thing they do, it happens.

    Also without the Amish locally we would have almost no local food….

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      Slightly-Handled-Order-Man
      Comment on 5 Non-Amish People Who Amish Depend Upon (August 3rd, 2015 at 09:26)

      I’ve not read too much of this happen, but your right, it does.
      There was a participant here on AA who had his own blog that detailed the life of a Mennonite family who adopted English children and raised them in that faith, it was an interesting read.

      Erik might remember the man’s name that shared it, Richard something or other, I think he called his blog “Amish Stories” or something (that sounds right to me)

      Anyone know how he’s doing these days? (I think it was late 2012, early 2013 when I last read him here and on that blog)

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        Comment on 5 Non-Amish People Who Amish Depend Upon (August 3rd, 2015 at 11:17)

        I believe Richard passed that blog into the hands of another reader a few years ago, but not sure what has happened since.

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          Linda
          Comment on New York State of Mind by Marilyn (August 3rd, 2015 at 12:10)

          New York State of Mind by Marilyn

          Richard of Amish Stories turned it over to Marilyn. The new blog host, Marilyn, sometimes comments on Amish America.
          “New York State of Mind is about Mennonite, Amish and New York State places of interest.”

          http://theothernewyorkststate.blogspot.com/

          I think Richard has a new blog, Pure Country Living:
          http://amishstorys1.blogspot.com/

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    Canadian-Anonymous
    Comment on 5 Non-Amish People Who Amish Depend Upon (August 3rd, 2015 at 07:33)

    Eric;

    If even not having a cell phones in a major 09-11 Emergency; which is Ridiculous:

    Unless; absolutely depending on their Neighbors; how does those Amish get to the eg: to the Mayo Clinic in a hurry? We’re in the Mondern World! Or even near Richester; which now is their own Metro;

    Under very Restricted Conditions; those young Teenager People; obviously live on the Farms; to what I read; due to Teenage Behavior may on drive their Parents or other Trust Adults over age 18!

    I’ve seen phone on Farm Roads: even Phone Booths is becoming Extented; This is the summer time; but wired Emergicies does accurd on the Farms; if in the winter time; how does the Amish call 09-11 or at lease their Neighbors; & you’re not always going to get Cooperation Promptly & Teenagers are not Mantual Enough is because; older People in their Family must be dependable

    Take that near Lancaster School Sooting; which happen right around the Events 09-11-01; why not have the Teacher have a Emergency Cell Phone in her/his Desk & have it chart up when Necessary!

    I respect their lives; they must have Initiative Circumstances prepainess; I’m not trying to change their Custom; Criminals have Ben known to Rent Farm Houses; Landlords hat they are Law Obeying Citizens!

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      Dave
      Comment on 5 Non-Amish People Who Amish Depend Upon (August 3rd, 2015 at 18:35)

      (I mangled the comment)

      Amish regulate phone by district, they may call from an office phone on prem or use a work cell. Some sects and districts may be more restrictive so maybe a run to an English neighbor is required. Amish community “defines” communal living.
      A call for help would bring people running from multiple places. It is core to beliefs and culture to care for each other. This is how they self insure, rarely go bankrupt, and raise a Barn in a day or two. I agree a teacher should have an emergency cell, and I imagine they do now. Amish will way change and make exceptions to ordnong on a case by case basis when the good affects human life. Ten – fifth teen years ago a hurricane was coming to central PA so they hired harvesters. It was an exception, and the next year they went back to manual.
      Amish beliefs and culture raises them to live with trust in their God, family member, community, and fellow man. They know that there are bad people, and if they are robbed or assaulted they believe in non-violence. As a group they seem content on average, which beats many of us modern English.
      I respect the strong community & greater levels of trust they share.

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    Dave
    Comment on 5 Non-Amish People Who Amish Depend Upon (August 3rd, 2015 at 18:33)

    If even not having a cell phones in a major 09-11 Emergency; which is Ridiculous:

    Unless; absolutely depending on their Neighbors; how does those Amish get to the eg: to the Mayo Clinic in a hurry? We’re in the Mondern World! Or even near Richester; which now is their own Metro;

    Under very Restricted Conditions; those young Teenager People; obviously live on the Farms; to what I read; due to Teenage Behavior may on drive their Parents or other Trust Adults over age 18!

    I’ve seen phone on Farm Roads: even Phone Booths is becoming Extented; This is the summer time; but wired Emergicies does accurd on the Farms; if in the winter time; how does the Amish call 09-11 or at lease their Neighbors; & you’re not always going to get Cooperation Promptly & Teenagers are not Mantual Enough is because; older People in their Family must be dependable

    Take that near Lancaster School Sooting; which happen right around the Events 09-11-01; why not have the Teacher have a Emergency Cell Phone in her/his Desk & have it chart up when Necessary!

    I respect their lives; they must have Initiative Circumstances prepainess; I’m not trying to change their Custom; Criminals have Ben known to Rent Farm Houses; Landlords hat they are Law Obeying Citizens!
    Amish regulate phone by district, they may call from an office phone on prem or use a work cell. Some sects and districts may be more restrictive so maybe a run to an English neighbor is required. Amish community “defines” communal living.
    A call for help would bring people running from multiple places. It is core to beliefs and culture to care for each other. This is how they self insure, rarely go bankrupt, and raise a Barn in a day or two. I agree a teacher should have an emergency cell, and I imagine they do now. Amish will way change and make exceptions to ordnong on a case by case basis when the good affects human life. Ten – fifth teen years ago a hurricane was coming to central PA so they hired harvesters. It was an exception, and the next year they went back to manual.
    Amish beliefs and culture raises them to live with trust in their God, family member, community, and fellow man. They know that there are bad people, and if they are robbed or assaulted they believe in non-violence. As a group they seem content on average, which beats many of us modern English.
    I respect the strong community & greater levels of trust they share.

    Reply to Comment

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