Comment on Inside an Amish Home: The Living Room by Karen Pollard.
We had dinner with an Amish couple in the Shipshewana area of northern Indiana a few years ago. Their light fixtures were propane, but installed into the ceiling just like a regular light fixture. The odor of burning propane was so strong it almost made me nauseous though. It was in the fall, but I didn’t notice it being abnormally warm.
Their furniture was regular upholstered furniture with simple tables. The only wall decoration was a calendar. The bedrooms had a double bed with a quilt covering and chest. The bathroom was a modern bath with tub, flush toilet, double sinks. One of the cuter things I noticed was they had built a loft for when the grandkids came to visit. He said they loved sleeping up there.
The kitchen looked just like an ordinary kitchen. Stove, refrigerator, double sinks, beautiful cabinets.
This couple lived in the dawdy house and were the parents/grandparents of the bigger house next door. Their grandson hitched up the buggy, bringing it over to his grandparents’ house for all of us to have a buggy ride.
It was an amazing evening. As we rode, the horse would automatically stop at all stop signs, look both ways and then head on. We had a great time having a marvelous dinner and good conversation. I enjoyed it very much!